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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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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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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Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal (Webinar)

Join Rebecca Stephens and Jaya Bajaj in the discussion on Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal. Nonprofit organizations are subject to both state and federal employment laws and regulations. The past few...

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Farella Names New White Collar Defense & Internal Corporate Investigations Practice Co-Chairs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Senior Associates Aviva J. Gilbert and Janice W. Reicher have been appointed co-chairs of its White Collar Defense and...

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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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Community Reinvestment Groups Sue Trump Administration for Unlawfully Gutting Anti-Redlining Rules

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, OCC’s Rushed Rule Lessens Accountability for Banks, Silences Communities Impacted by Systemic Lending Discrimination National Community Reinvestment Coalition, California Reinvestment Coalition Seek to Halt Unlawful Rule, Protect Vulnerable Communities Federal Reserve...

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PDC 2020 PD Virtual Summer Camp

Sarah Good will be speaking at the Professional Development Consortium's live webinar, "Diversity Sponsorship Law Firm Programs." Details: Sponsorship is critical to the retention and advancement to partnership of associates at law firms. We will...

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Farella Braun + Martel: A Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Equal Justice

At the heart of Farella Braun + Martel’s core values is an unwavering commitment to create a community where everyone is treated equitably and respectfully. We condemn in the strongest terms the recent tragic...

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7 Tips for Creating a COVID-19 Essential Business Travel Policy

As states are relaxing COVID-19-related restrictions, employers should remain cautious about business travel. California’s public health orders still limit travel to an “urgent matter” or that which is “essential to your permitted work.” Given...

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Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements for Utility-Scale Battery Projects

The negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a battery energy storage systems (BESS) project typically surfaces many of the same contractual risk allocation issues that one encounters in the negotiation...

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