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Silicon Valley is synonymous with entrepreneurial thinking, and we are equally focused on innovation and creativity. Our talent aligns with the primary needs of Silicon Valley businesses—venture capital, corporate formation, securities law counseling and intellectual property protection.

We offer differentiating experience working with companies in telecommunications, software, medical devices, semiconductors, financial services and energy. With the national resources of the firm either nearby in San Francisco or across the U.S., we offer clients a full complement of services to tap today and grow with in the future. On the international front, we have specific experience advising technology companies in Israel and Pacific Rim countries.

We devote significant time to pro bono service, at times partnering with our clients to support mutual causes. We are steadfastly committed to diversity and charity.

Media Clips

  • Provisional Patent Apps Need More Detail In Post-AIA Era
    Law360 | February 26, 2014
    Silicon Valley Patents partner Kal Shami discusses how provisional applications need to provide a more complete picture of the claimed invention to protect patents in a post-America Invents Act world.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Litigation partners Shawn Hansen and Jeff Lokey.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley intellectual property litigation partners Jeff Lokey and Shawn Hansen.
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  • People on the Move
    San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Silicon Valley Patents attorney Maria Swiatek has been elected to the firm's partnership.
  • Former Thelen Attorneys Who Stuck Together Have Thrived
    Daily Journal | August 7, 2013

    This feature story provides a five-year retrospective since Thelen dissolved and highlights how successful this integration was for our firm. Litigation department chair Jenny Kuenster and San Francisco Real Estate partner Paul Schrier are quoted throughout the article.

  • The Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps
    Update: Food and Drug Law, Regulation and Education | July 1, 2013

    Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee, and Health Services and Life Sciences associate Carly Eisenberg authored this article on the need to balance the increasing use of mobile apps in the medical field with the need to protect the public. Click here to read the article online.

  • Medical App Makers Await Regulator Checkups
    The Recorder | March 15, 2013

    Silicon Valley Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk are featured throughout this article noting that the mobile medical app industry is awaiting formal regulatory guidelines from lawmakers.

  • Lawmaker Backs Measure to Ease Restrictions on Finders
    The Recorder | February 20, 2013

    Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee discusses possible legislation in California that would ease capital-raising restrictions for companies statewide.

  • Attorney Discusses Concerns about FDA MMA Draft Guidance
    FierceMobileHealthcare | February 4, 2013

    Silicon Valley partner Mavis Yee discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expected final guidance for mobile medical application developers. Click here to read the article.

  • Mobile Health Unlikely to Face Much Regulatory Scrutiny, Lawyer Says
    Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch | January 30, 2013

    Silicon Valley Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee discusses how mobile technology will impact the health care industry.

  • Why the U.S. is so Different on Damages?
    Managing Intellectual Property | November 1, 2011

    This article, published as a sidebar, discusses how patent damages are calculated in the United States and how this compares to European countries. The piece is co-authored by Silicon Valley intellectual property partner Bob Krebs and San Francisco intellectual property partner Ron Lopez.

Ideas

Ouch: penalties for reporting errors add up quickly under California's greenhouse gas emissions regulatory regime
Environmental Law Alert | April 15, 2014

Ninth Circuit says PAGA claims are not class actions under CAFA
Class Action Alert | April 9, 2014

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Dramatic change for light industry: adoption of California's new Industrial General Permit for stormwater
Environmental Law Alert | April 7, 2014

California's Green Chemistry Initiative continues rolling along: DTSC announces draft priority products which will require a rapid response from manufacturers
Products Alert | April 4, 2014

Court of appeal limits liability theories under California's "Shine the Light" data privacy act
Retail Industry Alert | December 31, 2013

Further attempts to avoid dismissal on commonality grounds…
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | December 16, 2013

Coming January 1, 2014: Amendments to California breach notification and privacy laws—what you need to know
Privacy Alert | December 12, 2013

California Employment Legislation: What's New for 2014?
Employment Law Alert | November 12, 2013

California increases minimum wage, in two steps, to $10 per hour
California Law Alert | October 24, 2013

Timing may not be everything after all: A clarification from the California Court of Appeal concerning conflicts of interest and Cumis counsel
Insurance Law Alert | September 24, 2013

The other side of Zhang: an insurer's ability to utilize California's unfair competition law against a business policyholder
Insurance Law Alert | August 16, 2013

California medical center settles HIPAA violation for $275,000
HIPAA Law Alert | June 19, 2013

U.S. Army Defense Logistics Agency—Energy announces RFP seeking 15MW of solar generation at Fort Irwin, CA
Renewable Energy Alert | May 13, 2013

California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in action with a new alliance, but facing renewed scrutiny
Environmental Alert | May 1, 2013

California's green chemistry regulations of consumer products inch closer to completion
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industy Representation Alert | April 16, 2013

Update on the Kilgore Ninth Circuit appeal: California's public injunction exception escapes for another day, but the en banc court reads the exception to arbitration narrowly and rejects plaintiffs' attempt at artful pleading
Class Action Alert | April 16, 2013

New decision, rules require new focus on pregnancy leaves and accommodation in California
Employment Law Alert | March 18, 2013

Mixed win for employers: California sets new standard in discrimination cases
Employment Law Alert | February 12, 2013

Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Scope of duty of care to third-party purchasers of residential construction
California Law Developments | January 31, 2013

California requires employers to have commission agreements in writing
Employment Law Alert | November 9, 2012

California attorney general warns mobile application developers of non-compliance with CalOPPA
Privacy Alert | November 6, 2012

New California laws promote distributed energy, biopower, and expanded net metering in California
Renewable Energy Alert | October 25, 2012

California becomes third state to enact social media password law, joining Maryland and Illinois
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2012

Public Notice and Comment Period Ends October 11, 2012 for California's Green Chemistry Initiative's Proposed Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations
Environmental Alert | October 1, 2012

California Legislature adds new requirements for disability access litigants—and their lawyers
Employment Law Alert | September 25, 2012

California attorney general expands antitrust investigation of acquisitions of physician groups by hospitals
Health Law Alert | September 19, 2012

State legislature passes bill that would allow California residents to participate in alcohol-related sweepstakes and contests
Beverage Alcohol Brief | September 4, 2012

California charter cities do not have to pay prevailing wages on local public projects involving local public funds
Employment Law Alert | July 10, 2012

California court: class arbitration waivers allowed after all
Employment Law Alert | June 20, 2012

The Net Energy Metering Cap Redefined: The Sun Is Shining on Rooftop Solar in California
Renewable Energy Alert | June 14, 2012

California Court of Appeal holds that the employer/premises owner owes no duty to remote family member for secondary/take-home exposures to asbestos
Products Alert | May 24, 2012

Brinker sequel: no attorney's fees allowed on California meal and rest period claims
Employment Law Alert | May 7, 2012

Webinar Recording: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
Originally recorded April 17, 2012 | April 20, 2012

California Supreme Court resolves key meal and rest period issues for California employers
Employment Law Alert | April 12, 2012

Ninth Circuit applies Concepcion to invalidate California's "public injunction" exception to arbitration and further upholds KeyBank's "opt-out" clause
Class Action Alert | March 12, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court remands Supremacy Clause challenge to California's budget-driven Medicaid rate cuts
Health Law Alert | March 12, 2012

California Court of Appeal weighs in on trade secrets protection for insurance companies in unpublished decision
Insurance Law Alert | February 28, 2012

California Supreme Court sets stage for major decision on employers' rounding of time entries
Employment Law Alert | February 14, 2012

California clarifies reporting time pay for scheduled meetings, split shift premiums
Employment Law Alert | January 18, 2012

California Supreme Court affirms limitations on liability for replacement parts
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | January 13, 2012

Webinar Recording: San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance: New Notice Obligations and Year-end Deadline
January 9, 2012

California Labor Commissioner issues template notice under Wage Theft Protection Act
Employment Law Alert | January 6, 2012

California Supreme Court finds claims adjusters may be overtime exempt
Insurance Law Alert | January 5, 2012

California Supreme Court Rules Against Redevelopment Agencies
Affordable Housing Alert | January 3, 2012

New California Employment Laws: A Full Plate for 2012
Employment Law Alert | November 21, 2011

UPDATE: California Court Closures—A Temporary Reprieve
California Law Developments | September 20, 2011

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