Law School/Year: George Washington University, 1998
College/Year: Tufts University, 1995
California; Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property; Business Litigation; Civil Litigation; Patent, Trademark & Copyright; Technology
I am primarily a patent litigator and trial attorney, representing both patentees and accused infringers throughout the country in a variety of technologies, including computer software and hardware, electronics, media, medical devices, automotive systems and biotechnology. I have represented some of the largest companies in the world, but also have represented several small startups and medium-sized companies. Major victories include successfully defending a software company in the second largest patent infringement case in history, and two cases where I obtained jury verdicts of infringement, validity, willful infringement and damages (and subsequently obtained attorneys’ fees and permanent injunctions). I also recently obtained summary judgment of patent noninfringement for a cosmetic company. I have also litigated several trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright cases in California.
I am a partner at Perkins Coie. I previously worked at Fish & Richardson, Gray Cary and Mintz Levin.
I am a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association.
My wife Christina (also an attorney) and I have been married for 10 years and we have a 6-year-old daughter. I’m an avid runner, and play in an ice hockey league in town.