Name: Rachel Krevans
Law firm: Morrison Foerster
Rachel Krevans is a partner at the law firm Morrison Foerster and
is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. For more than 25 years
she has litigated for companies in the life sciences, electronic and
chemical industries. In 2012, she was part of a team that secured a
$1 billion patent victory for Apple in its battle with rival Samsung.
In 2015, she advised Sandoz in its dispute with Amgen, the first
case to test the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act
Name: Mark Lemley
Law firm: Durie Tangri
Position: Founding partner
Mark Lemley co-founded Durie Tangri in 2009.
He has represented companies from a range of
industries. Notable names are Genentech, Netflix and Google. He
has testified a number of times before Congress and has regularly
appeared before the US Supreme Court and a number of federal
appeals courts. He is the author of seven books and is currently
the William Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School in
Annette L. Hurst
Law firm: Orrick, Herrington &
P T C
Annette Hurst joined Orrick, Herrington &
Sutcliffe in 2008 and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Her practice covers patents, trademarks and copyright. She
represented MGA Entertainment in its $309 million victory against
Mattel in a trademark and trade secrets dispute. Before joining
Orrick, she was a shareholder at the law firm Heller Ehrman and
before that spent 15 years at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady,
Falk & Rabkin.
Ms. Annette L. Hurst, a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors and a partner in
the San Francisco office, practices in the Intellectual Property Group.
J.D., New York University
Name: Christian Liedtke
Law firm: acuminis
Christian Liedtke is a partner at acuminus.
While his practice offers an extensive range of
IP services, he has particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting and
anti-piracy cases, including parallel imports. He has also brought
this expertise to his committee memberships. Liedtke is a member
of INTA’s anti-counterfeiting committee, and previously served as
chair of the Parallel Imports EU subcommittee.
Ms. Hurst is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried patent, copyright, trade
secret, trademark and business tort claims. Ms. Hurst was named “Litigator of
the Week” by The American Lawyer for her work as co-lead counsel on the
Mattel/MGA case. Every year since 2010, Ms. Hurst has been named one of the
top 75 IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal. In January 2013, Ms. Hurst
was named “Female Litigator of the Year West” by Benchmark Litigation.
Name: Anthony Insogna
Law firm: Jones Day
Position: Chair of global IP
Anthony M. Insogna, Jones Day’s global IP
practice leader, has extensive experience
representing life sciences companies. He focuses on enforcement
and defense of patents for innovators in multi-jurisdictional
disputes, creation of cutting-edge patent portfolio strategies, and
conducting multifaceted IP due diligence.
Ms. Hurst’s recent notable engagements include the following:
Fox Networks v. DISH (C.D.Cal.). After beating back two preliminary
injunction motions, Ms. Hurst successfully argued summary judgment on
copyright claims brought by Fox against the award-winning Hopper DVR
and its Sling, PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop features.
Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons (U.S.). Ms. Hurst served as co-counsel and
School of Law, 1990
B.A., magna cum laude,
B.S., magna cum laude,
Beta Gamma Sigma,
Miami University, 1987
Name: Douglas Lumish
Law firm: Latham & Watkins
Douglas Lumish is a partner at Latham & Watkins
and is based in the San Francisco and Silicon
Valley offices. He has represented a number of industry-leading
companies including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft
in intellectual property disputes. Such disputes have covered
smartphone technologies, operating systems and video game
technology. In addition to his litigation practice, he co-taught a
course on patent litigation at Stanford Law School between 2010
Name: Guy Hopkins
Law firm: Baker Botts
Guy Hopkins has been involved in a range of
patent disputes involving online communications
and electronics at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
and the US International Trade Commission. Hopkins is a senior
partner at Baker Botts and has held that position since 2012.
Before joining Baker Botts, he spent 16 years at Orrick, Herrington
& Sutcliffe. Hopkins’ practice also covers trade secret litigation
and he achieved a settlement for PayPal in its dispute with
Google’s alleged misappropriation of its trade secrets in 2012.
Name: Annette Hurst
"Top 100 Lawyers" in
California, Daily Journal
"Women Leaders in Tech
Law," The Recorder
Chambers USA (2013-
Annette L. Hurst
architect of the copyright strategy used to secure a 6-3 vote in favor of
Orrick client Supap Kirtsaeng. The Court held that the doctrine of first
sale under U.S. copyright law, which allows for legally acquired
copyrighted works to be resold by their owners, applies to works made
overseas. This ruling has broad implications for an estimated US$60
billion in copyrighted goods manufactured abroad.
Name: Michael Jacobs
Law firm: Morrison Foerster
Michael Jacobs is a partner at law firm Morrison Foerster and
has litigated in patent disputes for companies in technology
and life sciences companies. He has spent more than 30 years
at the firm. Among his notable achievements was serving as a
lead counsel in Apple’s $1 billion patent victory against Samsung
in 2012. He was the lead counsel for Oracle in its dispute with
Google and has defended Genentech from a patent claim filed by
the pharmaceutical company Phigenix.
Brocade Networks v. A10 (C.D.Cal.). Ms. Hurst second-chaired the trial
team that secured a US$112M jury verdict in August 2012 in this patent,
copyright, trade secret and business torts case.
MGA v. Mattel (C.D. Cal.). Ms. Hurst led the team that made a
successful turnaround of this copyright, trademark, trade secret and
business torts case resulting in an affirmative judgment of US$309
million against Mattel in 2011 and the largest ever award of fees to a
defendant in copyright litigation.
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