Our Palo Alto office is uniquely positioned to serve the fast-paced, highly technical, competitive, and global business environment of the Silicon Valley.
Our lawyers boast degrees in scores of engineering and scientific disciplines, and are fluent in numerous languages—including Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Swedish, Polish, and German. We are intimately familiar with the special demands of working in one of the world’s leading centers of innovation. We specialize in Intellectual Property (IP) Procurement and Portfolio Management, IP Litigation, Corporate, and Commercial Disputes.
Our clients include publicly and privately held high technology, software, internet, gaming, and social media companies; clean technology and renewable energy companies; biotechnology, medical device, and health care concerns; venture capital and private equity funds; and a host of other businesses. We also have an active practice representing foreign enterprises and investors in relation to their operations and investments in the Silicon Valley.
Palo Alto IP lawyers represent clients with needs related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, including IP strategy, procurement of IP assets, and enforcement of IP rights. Our IP Litigation team prosecutes and defends cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, participates in proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the International Trade Commission, and practices before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. We represent several of the Silicon Valley’s premier technology companies, including those involved in computer hardware and software, gaming technology, electronics, internet, and other cutting-edge fields.
Our lawyers focused on trademark matters build and protect local and global brand protection programs, stopping infringers in the United States and critical markets around the world, and implementing strategies to prevent famous brands from becoming genericized and diluted. This team has handled numerous opposition and cancellation actions before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and can leverage our firm’s multijurisdictional experience to our trademark clients’ maximum advantage.
Our Corporate lawyers work with entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and corporate investors to support one of the world’s most innovative markets. We focus on business formations; equity, debt and project financings; mergers and acquisitions; and the commercialization of technology, both domestically and internationally, through strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing, distribution, and sales arrangements. Our corporate clients are frequently companies that are either internationally focused or aspire to be global in the future, requiring a deep understanding of their business objectives and strategy, as well as access that the firm provides to outstanding legal services abroad.