Law School: Michigan Law School
College: University of California at Irvine
Randy Kay serves as lead counsel in trade secret, patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and technology lawsuits. Kay’s recent case successes include obtaining dismissal of a trade secret lawsuit asserted against a Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, and achieving successful resolution of a plaintiff trade secret lawsuit on behalf of a Fortune 100 company. He is currently spending a large amount of his time handling plaintiff-side trade secret lawsuits for public and private companies. In addition, he has other pending matters in trade secret, patent and copyright cases in the telecom, energy, computer and biotech industries. He often represents clients from Asia and Europe in intellectual property matters pending in the United States.
Kay has a global intellectual property practice as a partner with Jones Day in San Diego. The California Superior Court has approved Kay as an expert witness regarding trade secret litigation. Kay handles intellectual property disputes in the technology and life sciences sectors for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. His work ranges from pre-filing investigations to injunction hearings, trial and appeal. Kay has been recognized as a leading intellectual property litigator by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal, IP Law & Business, Managing Intellectual Property, and The Daily Transcript. He is a thought leader and frequent speaker on intellectual property litigation and trials.
Kay’s community involvement includes serving the Southern District of California as a member of its patent advisory committee and disciplinary committee, participating as a master of the bench in the J. Clifford Wallace chapter of the American Inns of Court, and volunteering as a director for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. As part of his work with the State Bar of California, Kay conceived, edited and authored the treatise “Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California” (third edition being published in 2014).
Kay is married to Liza Kay, who owns a boutique residential real estate company specializing in the sale of Carmel Valley homes called 92130 Realty. They have two children (Noah, 14, and Avery, 12) who co-founded a tennis and yoga apparel and lifestyle company in 2013. They are securing intellectual property rights for their brands and for the configuration and surface ornamentation of their product designs. They have received one Notice of Allowance so far, with numerous other applications pending at the PTO. Their company’s product launch is scheduled for fall 2014, when they will be selling branded tennis and yoga clothing and gear.