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John Allcock

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

401 B Street, Ste 1700

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 699-2828



John Allcock focuses on Patent Litigation.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Extensive experience handling patent cases through trial, and appeal to the Federal Circuit. Have tried 16 patent cases.

General Litigation

Extensive jury trial experience (lead counsel in excess of 45 cases tried to juries to verdict), arbitration experience (lead counsel in excess of 100 arbitrations) as well as extensive experience in court trials, International Trade Commission (ITC) hearings, various forms of alternate dispute resolution and management of complex litigation.


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

ABA Sections on Civil Litigation and Patent, Copyright and Trademark

Intellectual Property Section, California State Bar

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Courts and Forums

Admitted to practice: State Bar of California (1981); Federal Courts: United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts for Southern, Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California

Civic and Charitable

Adjunct Professor, California Western School of Law

Juanita Brooks

Fish & Richardson PC

12390 El Camino Real

San Diego CA, 92130

(858) 678-5070



Practice Areas

Complex Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Antitrust Litigation


San Diego State University B.A. 1974

Yale Law School J.D. 1977

Bar admissions

Admitted to the bar in California, Supreme Court of California, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts throughout the United States.

Professional experience

Juanita R. Brooks is a principal in Fish & Richardson's San Diego office. She has a nationwide trial practice, specializing in complex intellectual property and antitrust litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes numerous cases involving intellectual property, product and premises liability, labor and antitrust litigation.

Brooks was a trial attorney with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. from 1977 to 1980, and has held faculty positions with the California Western School of Law, the National Criminal Defense College, and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

The winner of San Diego's prestigious Silver Tongue Award, she is the author of numerous articles in the area of trial techniques and the handling of criminal cases and civil litigation. Trial magazine and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. have frequently published her lectures, cross-examinations and closing arguments. She has been invited to lecture to state bar associations across the United States, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1987.


Named to Marquis Who's Who of American Women and Marquis Who's Who in American Law. Member of Fish & Richardson's Management Committee (2005- present). Listed in Best Lawyers in America. Profiled in "Winning on Appeal: The Hot New Female Lawyers," Redbook magazine; June 2004, June 2003, and June 2002 San Francisco Daily Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top Women Litigators in California; February 2003 San Francisco Daily Journal and Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's Top 25 IP lawyers by the Daily Journal; September 2001 San Diego Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in America. National lecturer on intellectual property issues and trial techniques. Member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys.

Karen B. Dow

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP

12730 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400

San Diego, CA 92130




Karen Dow is partner-in-charge of Townsend's San Diego office. She has more than 20 years of patent experience in corporations and law firms and has served as principal outside patent counsel to numerous biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Dow specializes in providing counsel and advice to clients to obtain, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, particularly in the areas of immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, bioarray technology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and organic chemistry. She has extensive experience in intellectual property transactions, patent interferences, due diligence investigations, public offerings, and regularly obtains patents for clients in the United States and abroad.

In addition, Dow has been a member of business management in corporations and law firms. She began her career as a patent attorney at Eli Lilly and then joined Triton Biosciences as a senior patent and licensing attorney. Subsequently, she was a partner in Townsend's Palo Alto office, and a partner at a law firm in San Diego, where she was co-chair of the firmwide Life Sciences Group.

Dow has lectured extensively in the areas of patent law and intellectual property transaction law, and has been a guest lecturer for the University of California intellectual property extension classes. She was profiled in, and on the cover of, San Diego Lawyer Magazine in 2002, and was a speaker on Forbes SkyRadio for American Airlines in 2004, addressing patent issues in biotechnology. Recently she was nominated for the 2004 Athena Pinnacle Award, Individual in Technology. She is considered one of the pioneers in biotechnology patent law.


Indiana University, J.D., 1979, cum laude

Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1976, Chemistry, cum laude

Admissions and Memberships

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Licensing Executive Society

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of California

United States Patent & Trademark Office

David C. Doyle

Morrison & Foerster

3811 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 500

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 720-5139


David Doyle is co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation and patent licensing disputes for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, telecommunication, and other technology companies. He was recognized as one of San Diego's leading intellectual property attorneys by San Diego Magazine. He practices on a nationwide basis, currently serving as lead trial counsel in patent cases pending in Boston, Maryland, New Jersey, Denver, Sacramento, Oakland and San Diego. Doyle served as lead appellate counsel in two cases before the Federal Circuit in 2003.

Doyle received his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1976) where he was a member of the U.C.L.A. Law Review from 1974-1976 and Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973).

Doyle was admitted to the California bar in 1976 and the United States Supreme Court bar in 1980. From 1976-78, he served as law clerk to Hon. Gordon Thompson Jr., United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Doyle is a member of the San Diego County, California State, and Federal Circuit Bar Associations.

Doyle is active in the San Diego legal and business communities. He was appointed by San Diego's Mayor to the Task Force on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government, "Change2." He has served on the Executive Committee of the UCSD Alumni Association and serves on the Executive Committee of CONNECT, a UCSD organization serving the "high-tech" business community.

John Gartman

Fish & Richardson PC

12390 El Camino Real

San Diego CA, 92130

(858) 678-5070



Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Litigation


University of Texas B.S. Electrical Engineering 1983 with highest honors

University of Texas J.D. 1986 with honors

Bar admissions

Admitted to the bar in California, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Professional experience

John Gartman is a trial lawyer and Strategic Managing Partner of Fish & Richardson's 70-lawyer San Diego office. IP Worldwide named him one of the nation's "Magnificent 7" (IP's Best Young Trial Lawyers) in 2002. Gartman has been voted by peer-review into the Best Lawyers in America. The Daily Journal has repeatedly named him one of California's Top 25 IP lawyers and Chambers USA has named him as one of the "Leaders in their Field" since 2003, one of the leading lawyers in the United States.

Gartman's national trial practice focuses on high technology litigation, with deep experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, and software. Gartman has successfully tried jury and bench cases in federal and state courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Gartman's representative clients include Microsoft, Intel, Callaway Golf, Autodesk, Marconi, and Suzuki. Two of his cases in the last six years have been recognized by the National Law Journal as among the "Year's Top Wins" - Adobe v. Quantel (1997) and Marconi v. Bellcore (2000).

Gartman has been on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy for nearly a decade. In addition, in 2000 and again in 2001, he represented the defense in a mock jury trial for the American Law Institute/American Bar Association "Trial of a Patent Case" program in Chicago. In 1996, Gartman was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching advocacy skills in technology cases. From 1990-98, Gartman was Patents Contributing Editor to the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. He has published articles and given speeches and demonstrations on technology litigation to the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Gartman is an invited member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and is an approved mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Gartman was a founding principal of Fish & Richardson's Silicon Valley office in 1993. Previously, Gartman was a litigation partner with Brown & Bain in Palo Alto. From 1988-90, Gartman served as law clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Before that, Gartman was associated with Cushman, Darby & Cushman in Washington, D.C.


Judicial clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1988-90). University of Texas College of Engineering, Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award (1983). Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law (1995-96). Contributing Patents Editor to the Federal Circuit Bar Journal (1990-98). Author: "Infringement Under the Doctrine of Equivalents: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball," 3 Fed. Cir. Bar J. 299 (1993); "Six Patent Law Puzzlers," 13 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 1 (2004). Selected as one of top 25 intellectual property attorneys in California by Daily Journal, February 24, 2003. Named as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA, 2003-2005.

Professor K.J. Greene

Associate Professor

Thomas Jefferson School Of Law

An attorney admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York, Kevin Jerome ("K.J") Greene was appointed in 1997 to the full-time faculty at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where he teaches Contracts, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law as a tenured faculty member.

He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he taught Entertainment Law and a seminar on the Right of Publicity, and at professor at Hofstra University School of Law in the fall of 2004.

Before attending law school, Greene served with honor in the U.S. Marines and graduated with highest honors from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, where he studied anthropology and political science. After graduating from the Yale Law School, Professor Greene completed a judicial clerkship with the Michigan Supreme Court, and received an award for outstanding service to the Court.

He then practiced corporate litigation at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and entertainment and intellectual property law at the New York firm of Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz. Professor Greene has represented clients such as Time-Warner/HBO, Spike Lee's film production company, pop singer Bobby Brown, Geraldo Rivera, the rap group Public Enemy and publishing companies such as Random House.

Greene has published law review articles on international terrorism, copyright, trademark, music and motion picture issues.

Greene has served as a faculty speaker for Practicing Law Institute's seminar "Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry" in Los Angeles. He speaks on IP issues before groups such as the American Bar Association's Section on Intellectual Property Law, the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers' Association in Cancun Mexico, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the corporate legal departments of hi-tech and entertainment industry companies.

Lisa A. Haile

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

4365 Executive Dr, Ste 1100

San Diego CA, 92121

(858) 677-1456



Lisa A. Haile concentrates on patent protection with special technical experience in molecular biology, immunology, plant biotechnology, including transgenic plants, cell biology, diagnostics, therapeutics, virology, drug delivery systems, host-vector systems, high throughput screening, and bioinformatics. Particular experience of patentability, non-infringement, and validity opinions, due diligence work in connection with venture capital, private, and public financing, mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry, and strategic counseling for comprehensive life sciences patent portfolio management.

Recent Matters:

Patentability, infringement, and validity determinations, IP due diligence, licensing, and strategic counseling in the following areas: plants, antisense molecules, peptides, proteins, DNA, antibodies, vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, RNAi, and bioinformatics.


San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (President, 1997-1999)

San Diego, California and American Bar Associations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Civic and Charitable

BIOCOM Science and Technology Committee (2004)

Named to The American Lawyer's list of the "Top 45 Attorneys Under 45" (January 2003)

Biocom, AWIS, Licensing Executives Society (LES), UCSD Connect and Athena

Board Member, Athena

Board Member, American Liver Foundation

Adjunct Professor, Patent Law, California Western School of Law

Prior Experience

U.S. and International patent preparation and prosecution relating to novel genetically altered organisms, including plants; antisense molecules; peptides; proteins; DNA; antibodies; vaccines; diagnostics; and therapeutics, as well as patentability, infringement and validity determinations, licensing and strategic counseling.

Ned A. Israelsen

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

550 West C St, Ste 1200

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 235-8550



Ned A. Israelsen is the managing partner of the San Diego office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, the top-ranked intellectual property firm in the West, with over 170 lawyers specializing in all areas of technology. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection for medical, chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical inventions, with particular emphasis in licensing, strategic positioning, due diligence reviews, and opinion work. Israelsen is also a member of Tech Coast Angels, an angel investing group, and is a founder of the Hamilton Tech Capital Venture Fund.

He received his BS in Chemistry from Utah State University, Magna Cum Laude, and graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1981 with high honors. Prior to joining Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Ned clerked for the Honorable Jack R. Miller of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

He was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1979 and became a member of the Virginia and Utah State Bars in 1981 and the California State Bar in 1984. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California in 1984, before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1982, and before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989.

He has authored several papers in the area of intellectual property law. He has lectured widely on the topics of patent law and the legal aspects of biotechnology at various conferences and symposiums. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at Loyola University Law School, as a lecturer on Biotechnology Law at University of San Diego School of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at California Western School of Law.

Kate H. Murashige

3811 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 500

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 720-5112



Kate H. Murashige is a senior partner at Morrison & Foerster and co-chair of the firm's Patent Group. Her practice focuses on the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. She is a member of the AAAS committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

Murashige has practiced law since 1977.

She was associated with the firm of Lyon & Lyon of Los Angeles and was in corporate practice at Syntex. In 1983, she left Genentech to form Ciotti & Murashige, which became one of the nation's premier biotechnology and bioscience practices. She joined Morrison & Foerster in 1991 along with the rest of the Ciotti & Murashige group.

Murashige has taught college chemistry and was Physical Sciences Chairperson of the College of San Mateo for six years. She was formerly president of the Peninsula Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology Institute Board.

Murashige was a member of the former National Biotechnology Policy Board for NIH, and is a past chairperson of the Biotechnology Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She has been an invited speaker at the Human Genome Conference on patent matters and has been an advisor on gene patenting to the OTA. She has spoken before Members of Congress and their staffs regarding the Human Genome Project. She was chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in Washington by her peers.

Murashige received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1956, her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1962, and her JD, summa cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1977.

Vicki G. Norton

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 525

San Diego CA, 92130

(858) 350-2300



Vicki G. Norton is a partner in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on biotechnology and IP strategy. Norton specializes in biotechnology patent law and has advised clients on all aspects of biotechnology litigation and worldwide patent strategy, including auditing research activities and technology portfolios, identifying patent coverage issues, and formulating strategic objectives for prosecution.

She has prepared, drafted, and supervised the prosecution of patent applications in an array of fields, including molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, combinatorial chemistry, nanotechnology, probe amplification assays, and therapeutic drugs and devices for physical therapy. Norton also is experienced in auditing technology portfolios to assist clients in transactions and venture opportunities.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Norton was a partner at both Pillsbury Winthrop and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994 (Order of the Coif) and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of California, Davis, in 1990. She earned a B.S. in biochemistry (summa cum laude) from UC Davis in 1981.

Norton is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, and the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California, as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a board member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

Douglas E. Olson

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

3579 Valley Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 720-2662



Douglas Olson focuses his practice on intellectual property law; including litigation to enforce intellectual property rights, patent procurement, and transactional work including licensing and due diligence. He was voted by his peers as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" and is the only San Diego patent lawyer named in Who's Who Legal. He obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. His law degree was obtained from George Washington University.

Olson's experience includes the position of Patent Examiner in the United States Patent Office and Law Clerk on the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. He is involved in firm governance as a member of the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Policy Committee.

Olson has been lead counsel in over 60 intellectual property lawsuits. Over 30 of those cases were tried to a verdict. Many of those trial were jury trials in which he delivered opening statements and closing arguments. Olson also has an active appellate practice in both the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and other regional Courts of Appeal.

Professional Activities

Olson has published a number of articles relating to intellectual property law and is the author of the chapter on Trade Secret Evidence in the California Continuing Education of the Bar book, Proof in Competitive Business Litigation. He has also been a frequent lecturer regarding various topics in intellectual property law, including a speech to the Patent Examiners of the United States Patent Office regarding Examiner depositions. He has made presentations to the combined Orange County and San Diego Intellectual Property Law Associations regarding Willful Infringement and the Doctrine of Equivalents.

Stephen Swinton

Latham & Watkins LLP

San Diego

600 West Broadway, Suite 1800

San Diego, CA 92101-3375

+1(619) 236-1234 Phone

+1(619) 696-7419 Fax

Stephen P. Swinton concentrates his practice in complex litigation involving patent rights and related intellectual property matters. He has represented clients concerning patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters in various industries including software, electronics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, semiconductor and telecommunications.

Mr. Swinton has extensive trial and appellate experience. He has served as lead or trial counsel in utility and design patent disputes as wells as trademark and trade secret matters. "The Best Lawyers in America" has listed him since 1993.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Operations from Iowa State University in 1973. After graduation, Mr. Swinton served with distinction as a Surface Line Officer (Surface Warfare Specialist) in the United States Navy. Following his service, Mr. Swinton worked as a process and manufacturing engineer with Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Swinton attended law school at Drake University receiving his J.D., with honors, in 1982. While in law school, he served as an extern to the Hon. Roy L. Stephenson, Judge, US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before numerous trial and appellate courts including the United States Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, the District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Swinton is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the State Bar of California.


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John E. Giust, Fish & Richardson PC

Randall E. Kay, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

Alexander E. Long, Cooley Godward LLP

Charles F. Reidelbach, Jr., Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP

Jacob C. Reinbolt, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Andrew B. Serwin, Foley & Lardner LLP

James Y. Sze, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

John R. Wetherell, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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