Biography

Tom Pardini represents clients in intellectual property litigation and other commercial disputes, with a focus on trade secret and patent infringement matters. He has been a key member of several trial teams and is experienced with all phases of complex litigation. Tom has written and argued dispositive motions, taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses, and prepared direct and cross-examinations at trial. 

Tom brings a high-level strategic approach to his cases, distilling difficult issues to the most essential points that can win over a judge or jury. He recently drafted the winning summary judgment motion in a patent infringement matter with a large damages figure, securing non-infringement of all the asserted patents. Tom has also successfully defended against several preliminary injunction motions in trade secret disputes. His experience spans a range of technologies, including autonomous vehicle development and LIDAR, mobile apps, semiconductors, and video streaming.

Tom maintains an active pro bono practice with an emphasis on Constitutional law. He has represented a prisoner convicted by a non-unanimous jury in a Sixth Amendment matter, as well as a family bringing suit for an unlawful search under the Fourth Amendment. He assists clients with immigration and asylum proceedings, and managed a team analyzing state-by-state domestic violence laws to create a national database.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Firm Highlights

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