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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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law (the full 880-page text of the CARES Act is available here ). One feature of the CARES...

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Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison...

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Farella COVID-19 Update: A Message From the Managing Partner

To our clients, alumni and friends, During these unsettling times, Farella Braun + Martel is focused on protecting the health and safety of our firm members, clients, and communities and doing our part to...

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Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line

Mary McCutcheon was quote in the Claims Journal article,"Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line." Link to read the full article .

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CARES Act Money for Wineries?

Beginning tomorrow morning, April 3 rd , the Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the new CARES Act. Amid the flurry of news, small winery owners may...

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Event

Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure? (Webinar)

Join speakers, Matt Lewis and Janice Reicher, on the webinar discussing "Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure?"

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News

Daily Journal Names Farella Lawyers Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partners Jeffrey M. Fisher and James L. Day were named to the 2020 list of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal...

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Wine Businesses, Lenders, and Difficult Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health efforts to combat it will impact different wine businesses in different ways. Those that depend on on-premise and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, such as restaurant, hospitality, and tasting room...

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