Harold Harold McElhinny is a trial lawyer who handles complex civil litigation world's leading companies, and was recently named one of the America.
In 2012, Mr. McElhinny served as lead trial counsel in Appleʼs billion-Electronics in the Northern District of California and in Appleʼs International Trade Commission. In the Northern District of California Name: Joseph vacated Re
a portion of the damages and ordered a new trial, Mr. McElhinny Law firm: Knobbe 2013 patent Martens
damages retrial against Samsung, securing $290 Position: Partner
total damages to nearly $930 million. He has also represented P
Knobbe Martens In previous partner cases,Joseph Mr. McElhinny Re has
won $59 million for Pioneer Corporation spent more Electronics than three in decades a trial in representing
the Eastern District of Texas, $36.3 million technology and in a medical trade secret device trial companies in Santa Clara in the County US. His California career
Superior highlights include Industries asserting in the the Northern patent District portfolio of California.
of Masimo on
its life-saving and revolutionary measure-through-motion pulse
oximetry technology.On behalf He of led Target a Knobbe Corporation,Martens Mr. team McElhinny asserting
has defended ADA those patents physical against stores the monitor and to company websites.
Philips, obtaining a
jury award of $466 million, which led to a settlement where the
companies partnered Early in his to make career,Masimo’s Mr. McElhinny technology was part more of widely
the team that represented available.
landmark copyright case in the 1990s. The resulting settlement developing, and sharing computer software.
Mr. McElhinny has served as the Managing Partner of the firm, Department, and Co-Chair of the firmʼs Intellectual Property Group.recognized by the most distinguished legal organizations in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which inducted him as a fellow 2014, Mr. McElhinny was named a “Litigator of the Year” by The California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award from California Lawyer.Journal named Mr. McElhinny to its list of the “100 Most Influential was named one of the top 10 patent attorneys in the United States While earning his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, School contributing author of the law review and was elected to the Order Matters
EchoStar Satellite Corporation, et al. v. Ace Bermuda Insurance (Private Arbitration in London). Represented EchoStar in a coverage under a satellite launch insurance policy arising out of the failed Successfully stayed the case pending a ruling in a related arbitration a favorable interim ruling in the related case, was able to successfully resolution. (2004)
EchoStar Satellite Corporation, et al. v. La Reunion Spatiale,(AAA). Represented EchoStar in a multi-insurer coverage arbitration satellite launch insurance policy arising out of the failed deployment very beneficial interim award on coverage and financial recovery.
Applied Materials v. Advanced Micro Fabrication Equipment
(N.D. California) Defended Shanghai-based Advanced Micro-Fabrication California trade secret action involving semiconductor manufacturing UNITED STATES
Law Position: Partner
Harold McElhinny is a partner at the law firm
Morrison & Foerster and his practice focuses
on patent and trade secret disputes. He is based in the firm’s
San Francisco office. He has represented Apple in its dispute
with Samsung at the US District Court for the Northern District
of California and at the International Trade Commission. At the
beginning of his career, he represented Fujitsu in its copyright
battle with IBM, which resulted in a new understanding 425 MARKET STREET
rules of copyright covering computer software.
Name: Susan Natland
Law firm: Knobbe Martens
Name: Edward Reines
Law firm: Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Susan Natland has earned a reputation as 29TH a
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professional yet fierce advocate for her clients.
Edward Reines is a partner at Weil, Gotshal
For almost 20 years, she has represented high-CHOME
profile clients to
& Manges. He works in the firm’s technology
protect their brand assets. She is also a professor CHIYODA-at UCLA KU, TOKYO Law
practice. He has worked with companies in the life
teaching the Trademark Law Clinic. Natland 81 handles (33214) all 6833
sciences and technology sectors. Reines teaches patent litigation
of brand protection, such as trademark selection, procurement,
as an adjunct professor at the University of California, and at
licensing and enforcement, including litigation. She also handles
Stanford Law School. He is a member of AIPLA. He graduated
advertising law, copyright and rights of publicity HMCELHINNY@protection and
with honours from Columbia Law School in 1988.
enforcement, as well as emerging data protection and privacy
issues related to intellectual property.
Name: Mark Selwyn
Law firm: WilmerHale
Mark Selwyn, co-chair of WilmerHale’s
intellectual property litigation group and a
member of the firm’s management committee, has led some of
the country’s most closely-watched and influential patent cases.
He has received numerous accolades, including being recognised
as “one of the hardest-working practitioners around”. Selwyn has
expertise in multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional intellectual
property disputes, including extensive experience leading and
coordinating parallel cases spanning the US, Europe, and Asia.
© 2015 Name: Jessica Sganga
Law firm: Knobbe Martens
Jessica Sganga has a broad practice which emcompasses
domestic and international trademark matters, unfair competition
disputes, IP licensing, and other areas including copyright, data
privacy, counterfeits, domain names, and internet law. She also
represents clients in inter partes review proceedings before the
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Sganga’s client base covers
a wide array of industries, but she has particular expertise in
the fashion, beauty, and food sectors. She is the former chair of
the entertainment, sports, and marketing section for the Orange
County Bar Association.
Name: Harold McElhinny
firm: Morrison & Foerster
Name: David Nimmer
Law firm: Irell & Manella
Position: Of counsel
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David Nimmer is of counsel at the law firm Irell
& Manella and a professor at the University of
California, Los Angeles. His practice covers patent, trademark and
copyright disputes, and he wrote the 1985 legal treatise “Nimmer
on Copyright”, which is an update of the 1963 work of the same
name published by his father. Nimmer has spent much of his
career representing clients in the entertainment, publishing and
Name: Jill Pietrini
Law firm: Sheppard Mullin Richter
P T C
Jill Pietrini joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter &
Hampton as a partner in 2012. Before joining the firm, she spent
16 years at Manatt Phelps & Phillips. Her experience covers
trademark, copyright and patent disputes. She has prosecuted
and defended more than 700 cases at the Trademark Trial and
Appeal Board at the US Patent and Trademark Office and has
conducted invalidation proceedings outside the US. She has
successfully prosecuted the unauthorised use of Bob Marley’s
and Marilyn Monroe’s images.
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