Biography

Fernando Esponda is a senior paralegal at Farella Braun + Martel with a practice emphasis on intellectual property litigation. He works on all phases of a case, with specific knowledge in patent review, patent file history search and review, claims construction analysis, and all aspects of trial preparation for intellectual and business litigation.

Fernando is the lead paralegal on large complex cases and is an integral member of litigation teams working at all stages of litigation, from discovery through jury or bench verdicts and arbitration hearings. He has experience with many federal and state courts, and his cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including digital audio, motion picture soundtrack, silicon wafer drying and cellular telephone technologies, and biotechnology.

He was an integral member of the Farella team that tried a month-long patent case and worked on a patent infringement dispute where the firm obtained an order granting summary judgment on behalf of Dolby Laboratories against Lucent Technologies. He assisted on a trade secret misappropriation case that obtained an award of over $43 million on behalf of Atmel Corporation against LM Ericsson Telefon AB.

In 2018, Fernando was a member of a successful trial team that secured a multimillion dollar verdict for its client following a six- week trade secrets trial in the Northern District of California related to data center technology.

Fernando assists with internal department training and supervises other paralegals and case clerks. He has spoken on the topics of deposition preparation and summary judgment filings.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • San Francisco Paralegal Association

Firm Highlights

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Another Federal Circuit Finds Phishing Loss Covered Under Crime Policy

Companies of all sizes have fallen victim to attacks whereby fraudsters will use deceptive communications, such as spoofed emails, to trick an employee into transferring money into the fraudsters’ control. While these increasingly prevalent...

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Farella Assists San Francisco Flower Mart With Development Project

Farella Braun + Martel represented the master tenant of the San Francisco Flower Mart in renegotiating its agreements with Kilroy Realty Corp., including a long-term master lease to permanently relocate the Flower Mart to...

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Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office

Click here for the audio recording of the webinar "Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office.

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Your Retirement Planning and the SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (or SECURE Act), signed into law on December 20, 2019, changes retirement planning significantly and unexpectedly. The bulk of the changes become effective as of January...

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2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will be speaking at the 2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law session, "Marijuana in the Workplace." Details: According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of...

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North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims

Tyler Gerking, chair of Farella's Insurance Recovery Group, was quoted in the Napa Valley Register article, "North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims." In the article, Tyler said he would expect...

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Risk Management Summit for Agriculture and Cannabis

Rebecca Stephens will be presenting the topic "A Closer Look at Ag/Cannabis Employment Issues Surfacing in 2020" at Newfront Insurance's Risk Management Summit for Agriculture & Cannabis. Join us for a free, all-day event...

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Sushila Chanana Named to 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Sushila Chanana has been named a member of the 2020 class of Fellows participating in a landmark program created by...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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Strategy Lessons From Wells Fargo Fintech Patent Litigation

United States Automobile Association (USAA) is a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families. On June 7, 2018, USAA filed...

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