Intellectual Property Litigation

Patent Litigation

Our experience in patent litigation runs from semiconductor wafers to email encryption software to atomic force microscopes. Clients seek out our patent litigators for their leadership in identifying innovative strategies for defending against and prosecuting patent infringement actions.

We have successfully litigated patent infringement actions all over the nation, from Washington D.C. to Washington State. We are known for our particular experience with the special Northern District of California Local Rules that govern patent cases litigated in that jurisdiction, and our attorneys regularly give presentations and author articles on the practical and strategic issues arising from those Rules. We are intimately familiar with every aspect of patent infringement disputes, including pre-lawsuit investigations, jurisdictional disputes, claims construction (Markman) hearings, summary judgment proceedings, jury and bench trials, invalidity and unenforceability issues, strategic use of expert witnesses, damages analysis, and appellate advocacy before the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Firm Highlights

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named 2020 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property - Firm Recommended for Patent Litigation

Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , Stephanie P. Skaff and Roderick M. Thompson have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2020...

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Winston Liaw Selected as 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder

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COVID-19 IP Lessons: Consider the Big Picture

In any crisis, there are always those that look to take advantage of the situation.  The coronavirus pandemic is no different. Here, we have highlighted a few of the most egregious fortune hunters, attempting...

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2020 Partner Elevations

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., January 21, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Evan Abrams, Lauren Galbraith, and Alex Reese to the partnership...

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How Defense Strategies Can Go Awry When Pursuing Concurrent PTAB Relief in Financial Services Patent Litigation

United States Automobile Association (USAA), a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families, filed a surprising patent infringement complaint against Wells Fargo...

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Strategy Lessons From Wells Fargo Fintech Patent Litigation

United States Automobile Association (USAA) is a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families. On June 7, 2018, USAA filed...

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