Graham (Gray) Buccigross is a litigator in Sheppard Mullin’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Team. He focuses on patent infringement suits involving high-tech electronics, computers and the life sciences, representing both patent holders and accused patent infringers. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Buccigross has successfully litigated patent infringement actions concerning the electrical and computer arts, including telecommunications, semiconductors, computer software and hardware, and data de-duplication. Representative clients include Marvell Semiconductor, Lenovo, HTC and Quantum Corp.
He has also obtained favorable results in life sciences patent cases. For example, he represented the University of California in litigation against Monsanto Corp., obtaining a settlement, literally on the eve of trial, of more than $200 million for a license to patents covering recombinant bovine growth hormone.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Buccigross practiced at Morrison & Foerster, gaining broad litigation experience. Besides patent litigation, his practice there included trade secret/unfair competition litigation, general commercial litigation and employment litigation.
Pro bono work is an integral component of Buccigross’s practice. In 2008, he received the California Bar’s Wiley M. Manuel Award for voluntary provision of legal services to the poor. He has worked with various organizations, including Casa Cornelia, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and the San Diego Office of the Public Defender.
Buccigross received his B.S. in biology, summa cum laude, from the University of California at San Diego. While at UCSD, he also completed substantial coursework in computer science, advanced mathematics, physics and electrical engineering.
When not doing legal work, Buccigross enjoys spending time with his family, participating in outdoor activities and working on cars. He is currently building a 1931 Ford hot rod.