June 2, 2017 Media Coverage
Meet the Lawyer Playing Traffic Cop in Waymo-Uber Showdown
The Recorder June 2, 2017 "Meet the Lawyer Playing Traffic Cop in Waymo-Uber Showdown" The article covers John Cooper's role as the special master in the Waymo-Uber trade secrets case.  Link to full article  (subscription required).
October 28, 2015 Media Coverage
Sutter Health Loses Appeal to Arbitrate Antitrust Row
Farella Braun + Martel's John Cooper, Rod Thompson and Christopher Wheeler are representing the UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust in UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health et al.  A California appeals court affirmed a lower court’s decision holding...
April 8, 2014 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Files Lawsuit to Hold Down Healthcare Costs
Complaint alleges that Sutter engages in anticompetitive practices that result in overcharges of nearly 40% to employers for the same services offered by competing hospitals.     San Francisco (April 8, 2014):  Farella Braun + Martel LLP today joined several...
December 4, 2012 Media Coverage
John Cooper Co-Editor of "Anatomy of a Patent Case, 2nd Edition"
SAN FRANCISCO (December 4, 2012):   Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s John L. Cooper is a co-editor-in-chief of and contributor to the book “Anatomy of a Patent Case, Second Edition” published by Bloomberg BNA Books. Cooper is a Fellow...
August 29, 2012 Accolades
Farella Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (August 29, 2012):   Twenty seven Farella Braun + Martel LLP attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013. The Best Lawyers in America is an annual referral guide...
June 11, 2012 Accolades
Farella Named Among the Leading Intellectual Property Practices by The Recorder
SAN FRANCISCO (June 11, 2012):  Farella Braun + Martel’s Intellectual Property Litigation Department was recognized among the “Leading Intellectual Property Practices” in the San Francisco Bay Area by The Recorder . Farella’s Intellectual Property Litigation Department handles complex patent...
June 7, 2012 Accolades
Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 7, 2012):  Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 13 lawyers and seven practice areas in its 2012 edition.  Nationally, Chambers USA recognized Farella’s Construction and Food...
April 16, 2012 Media Coverage
Oracle/Google Trial Places Farella Partner in Odd Spot
The Recorder April 16, 2012 "Oracle/Google trial places Farella partner in odd spot" Farella Braun + Martel's John Cooper was tapped by U.S. District Judge William Alsup to represent the court-appointed damages expert in a high-stakes patent infringement trial between...
August 31, 2011 Accolades
Farella Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012
SAN FRANCISCO ( August 31, 2011 ):   Sixteen Farella Braun + Martel LLP attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012.   The Best Lawyers in America is an annual referral guide based...
June 28, 2011 Media Coverage
IP Lawyers React To Bilski's Long-Awaited Arrival
Law360 June 28, 2011 "IP Lawyers React To Bilski's Long-Awaited Arrival" Farella Braun + Martel's intellectual property partner John Cooper commented on  the  US Supreme Court Bilski ruling: The Supreme Court's overturning of the Federal Circuit's machine-or-transformation test is...

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