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Daily Journal Names Farella Lawyers Among Top IP Lawyers in California

March 18, 2020 Accolades

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.

Jeff is a trial lawyer with experience in federal and state courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. His practice involves high-stakes intellectual property and technology disputes, including patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as antitrust and unfair competition cases. He has experience litigating cases involving semiconductor and chip packaging technologies; computer hardware, software, and networking technologies; DNA, life sciences, medical devices and biopharmaceutical technologies; solar technology; internet and encryption technologies; digital data compression technology; and data centers. Jeff serves as co-chair of Farella’s Litigation Department.

An engineer turned lawyer, Jim leads Farella’s Patent Office Litigation work. He has more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts litigating intellectual property, trade secrets, and complex commercial disputes for internet and other high technology companies dealing with technologies as diverse as cable networks, disk drives, video networking, electronic locks, lightning-protected gas tubing, and pharmaceuticals. A significant, and growing, part of his work involves inter partes patent review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

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