My Focus: Technology and Innovation Litigation; Complex Business Litigation
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Northwestern University School of Law, Dean’s List, 1983; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Stanford University, Distinction, 1980
About Me: I am a Silicon Valley technology trial lawyer who has won trials, obtained significant money damages and injunctive relief, and secured favorable defense verdicts and rulings for my clients. I focus my litigation practice on patent, trade secret, trademark, technology licensing disputes and other complex business litigation matters in federal and state courts, arbitrations and mediations across the country.
I have litigated IP matters across a spectrum of advanced technologies in the electrical, mechanical, and computer hardware and software fields. These technologies include online consumer services, implantable medical devices, surgical instruments, system-on-chips, digital signal processing, integrated circuit fabrication and testing, semiconductor capital equipment, RF/microwave circuits, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi applications, PCB design and circuits, computer aided design, optics and reflexive imaging, networking infrastructure and website operation and e-Commerce applications, waterproof technologies for electronic devices, mini and micro focus low voltage x-ray tubes, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing technology.
Before coming to Greenfield, I was an equity partner in the IP litigation departments at several AmLaw 100 firms and flexed my entrepreneurial muscles as a partner and owner of Valorem Law Group, a disruptive law startup focused on offering fee arrangements that better aligned the economic interests of clients and their lawyers. I created the blog Flat Fee IP (FlatFeeIPblog.com) on which I continue to regularly post on alternatives to traditional hourly billing as well as current and future issues relevant to IP litigations.