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Farella Braun + Martel’s Rod Thompson Named to Daily Journal’s Top 75 IP Litigators in California List

April 29, 2009 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO (April 30, 2009):  Farella Braun + Martel announces that partner Rod Thompson has been named among the Daily Journal's Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California for 2009. 

The Daily Journal cited Thompson's leading a team of Farella lawyers in obtaining final judgment of non-infringement on all five patents allegedly covering prepaid cards based on a favorable claims construction ruling on the first morning of a scheduled two-day Markman hearing. The judgment, which was entered by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in May 2008, was affirmed on April 30, 2009 by a 3-0 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Thompson is a trial lawyer with more than twenty five years of experience in high-stakes civil litigation and trials. His practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property and antitrust cases.  He serves as an arbitrator and mediator in major technology-related controversies and as a Settlement Judge Pro Tem for unlawful detainer cases.  He is a speaker and author on intellectual property, antitrust and efficient dispute resolution.  His expert commentary is frequently quoted by media outlets. A leader in the legal community, Rod has held high level positions in the State Bar Litigation Section and the AIPLA.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Legal Community Against Violence.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business. http://www.fbm.com//

Contact: Cheryl Loof, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
 415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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