Biography

Alex Reese helps individuals and companies of all sizes resolve disputes involving technology and issues of unfair competition. He has helped clients with product and privacy counseling, pre-litigation advice, and has litigated cases through trial and appeal in matters involving trade secrets, antitrust and unfair competition, patent infringement, IP licensing, consumer confusion, copyrights, and more.

His notable engagements have included:

  • Winning a multimillion dollar verdict after a six-week trade secrets trial in the Northern District of California. Alex was an integral member of the trial team and handled the direct and cross examinations of several key witnesses. 
  • Representing a certified class of California companies in an ongoing case against healthcare giant Sutter Health for its anticompetitive conduct that has resulted in decades of hospital overcharges. Alex was instrumental in preparing the case and litigating it through discovery and summary judgment.
  • Representing an international telecommunications company in obtaining a jury verdict of patent infringement against a telephone chipmaker in the Northern District of California.
  • Winning a complete victory at summary judgment on behalf of a leading e-commerce company in a suit involving breach of contract, antitrust violations, and defamation in the Western District of Washington.
  • Reversing partial summary judgment on behalf of two creators of a role-playing game in a Ninth Circuit appeal involving claims of trademark and copyright infringement, breach of contract, and business torts.
  • Providing security and privacy product counseling for a leading technology company regarding its wireless and cellular devices.

Alex is the past board president of the San Francisco Education Fund, a past board member of La Raza Centro Legal, and served as an appointed member of the San Francisco MTA Advisory Committee. He is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s intellectual property and antitrust sections.

Firm Highlights

News

Ninth Circuit Grants Re-Trial for Death Row Inmate

Court rules prosecutor engaged in unconstitutional racial discrimination during jury selection. Farella Braun + Martel’s Pro Bono Program has won another significant victory for Marvin Pete Walker Jr., one of the longest-serving inmates on...

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Tech Companies Should Strongly Consider Monetizing Their Patent Portfolios During the Economic Downturn

The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shelter-in-place orders have hit every corner of the country’s economy, including tech companies of all sizes. Many tech companies have traditionally maintained large patent portfolios to enhance company value...

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Data Centers Are “Critical Infrastructure,” and That May Help Mitigate Business Impacts From COVID-19

With millions of Americans staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis, news outlets and internet infrastructure companies are all reporting significant increases in internet usage.  For example, Cloudflare data from mid-March showed an 18...

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Tips for Efficiently Managing New Trade Secret Risks Created by Shelter-In-Place Restrictions and Remote Working

On April 14, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the six “critical indicators” the state will monitor during the next phase of its COVID-19 response as it considers when to modify its statewide shelter-in-place...

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Monetizing University Patent Portfolios During the Economic Downturn

Colleges and universities may be leaving money on the table with under-utilized patent portfolios. The time is right, as the law has shifted in favor of patent owners, both in inter partes review litigation...

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Protecting Your Internal Intellectual Property Investigation: Privilege and Work Product Under California and Federal Law

As California begins preparing to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the state’s technology industry is facing the most challenging economic circumstances in recent memory. The state’s technology companies may place new demands on in-house intellectual property...

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How Antitrust and Unfair Competition Laws Affect Platform Providers’ Relationships With ISVs, API Developers, and Scrapers

A wide variety of business and consumer platforms host mutually beneficial ecosystems. But these ecosystems are also fraught with antitrust risk that arises when platforms try to terminate or modify the terms of third-party...

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