Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.
Law School/Year: DePaul University, College of Law, 1994
College/Year: University of Minnesota, B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, 1991
California; Minnesota; All U.S. District Courts in California; U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Infringement Litigation; Trademark Infringement Litigation; Trade Secret Misappropriation and Unfair Competition Litigation; Appeals
I have worked on a variety of important patent infringement, trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. I have represented the 99¢ Only Stores® for nearly a decade, enforcing the company’s family of trademarks against knock-off and copycat stores. I continue to represent Kimberly-Clark’s healthcare business on patent infringement matters, after successfully trying a medical device patent infringement case to a jury on behalf Kimberly-Clark’s subsidiary, I-Flow Corp. A number of my clients have been involved in trade secret misappropriation disputes this year, including a case we brought in the Northern District of California on behalf of SunPower Corporation. I have also presented a number of oral arguments to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that have resulted in precedential decisions that contributed to the evolution of patent law in the United States.
I began practicing law at an intellectual property boutique in Minneapolis. After moving to California, I briefly tried my hand at running a small firm as a founding member of Zelkind & Shackelford LLP. I joined Knobbe Martens in 2005, where I have continued my intellectual property litigation work. In the fall of 2007, I also began teaching patent law.
I served on the board of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, where I was president in 2009. I am a Barrister alumni of both the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court and J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. For the past five years, I have sponsored and helped lead the IP Practice Group of the San Diego chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel of America.
I was born in Minsk, Belarus and immigrated with my family to the United States when I was 9 years old. I spent the rest of my childhood in Minnesota, where I learned to dodge mosquitoes, avoid hypothermia, and cope with numerous and often cruel Vikings’ losses. My three kids keep me busy, and when they are not paying attention, I try to fit in a workout.
When California Western School of Law students approach visiting professor Bob Seibel, they always have the same query: What's the best way to run a law practice?
The U.S. Supreme Court typically makes it biggest splash at the end of a session, and this year was no different.
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Ensuring their plans are executed according to their wishes — and protecting them from unexpected pitfalls — is an important consideration for wealthy individuals. As such, a great deal of attention and press is paid to the importance of having a will or well-written trust document to ensure that your legacy is carried out. While this is a critical step, of equal importance is choosing the successor trustee — the person or entity that will carry out those wishes on your behalf.
Well-respected for their contributions to understanding of the law and to legal education, California Western School of Law associate deans William Aceves and Laura Padilla lend their considerable expertise and acumen to the day-to-day operations of San Diego’s oldest law school.
On many occasions and from many sources, including potential clients and patent attorneys, the phrase "stake in the ground" has been used to describe the purpose or goal of a provisional application. If one considers a provisional application to be a stake in the ground, to somehow capture an area of technology around a stake, all one will get is the stake. This is not a viable patenting strategy. The flaws of such strategy, previously significant for non-U.S. rights, now are magnified by virtue of the first to file provisions of the American Invents Act (AIA). The first-to-file provisions of the AIA will come into effect on March 16, 2013.
The talents and expertise of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty who collectively help drive the growing national and international reputation of the law school are exemplified by some of their recent noteworthy achievements.
The University of San Diego School of Law congratulates its notable alumni who appear on this list of top San Diego attorneys.
Jurors make decisions not just on what they see and hear, but also on what they believe. Jurors tend to believe what they can understand. That’s where the expert’s communications skills come into play.
As a year-round long-distance ocean swimmer, Steve Coopersmith is used to thriving in extreme, difficult conditions.
Last year was especially tough for plaintiffs and consumers in the world of pharmaceutical litigation.
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Good, honest and loyal employees are the greatest asset of any company. Unfortunately not all employees are great. Some employees are dishonest and others are vindictive. Not surprisingly, ex-employees who are discharged due to dishonesty are the most likely ones to post a defamatory blog about their former employer.
The attorneys of The Gomez Law Firm gladly step into the ring for their clients when defendants don’t pay what’s fair. This boutique firm focuses on high-value and high-profile catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, trucking litigation and elder abuse. The willingness of the attorneys to go to trial combined with their attention to detail, impeccable service and results-driven approach have allowed the firm to obtain more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements since 2000.