Successfully tried criminal cases as a prosecutor with the DOJ's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section ("CCIPs") and civil cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Cases have concerned technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods.
National Law Journal - Top 50 Intellectual Property Pioneers and Trailblazers (Oct 2014)
Currently co-lead counsel in a patent infringement action in the EDVA against TomTom, involving a method and for generating and updating of destination tracking data.
Author of "Intellectual Property & Computer Crime" (Law Journal Press), updated 2x per year since 2003. Author of Cyber and Internet Crime: An Overview of Procedural and Substantive Issues," (Bloomberg BNA June 2014), Winner of the 2010 Burton Award for excellence in legal writing.
One of the first attorneys with CCIPs handled a number of high-profile cases involving criminal copyright, counterfeit goods, theft of trade secrets and computer intrusions
Author of over 90 articles on IP and cyberlaw. Articles have recently appeared in Bloomberg BNA, IP Today, Forbes.com and Daily Journal. Have given over 100 speeches Chaired Trade Secret Law Summit, AIPLA, Oct., 2013.
Appeared as a legal commentator on television and radio, including on Bloomberg TV, ABC and CNN and in: NYT, WSJ, LA Times, Fortune, The Hollywood Reporter, Law360, E! Online, Bloomberg News, The Guardian, Forbes.com, Al Jazeera, and Christian Science Monitor.
Member of the University of San Francisco Law School Board of Governors; former member of the Board of Editors of the Quarterly Law Journal of the AIPLA. Taught Cyberlaw.
Active in pro bono matters, including current representation of an inmate on death row in Alabama.
Specialties: IP Litigation, Cybercrime, Privacy Law, Criminal Law and Internal Investigations.
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