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Consolidating Operations in Northern California

Effective February 6, 2017, Nixon Peabody has consolidated its Palo Alto office operations with our San Francisco office. Please find address and contact information for that office below.

We will continue to serve our clients’ needs and business interests in California from both our San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. If you have any questions, please contact your NP attorney. For general inquiries, contact David Kaufman at 415-984-8241 or dkaufman@nixonpeabody.com.

Nixon Peabody LLP
One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-984-8200
Fax: 415-984-8300
https://www.nixonpeabody.com/locations/san-francisco

Nixon Peabody Hires Away IP Transactions Lawyers

San Francisco Daily Journal | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

Nixon Peabody Recruits Three Novak Druce Attorneys for IP Team

Law360 | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

The Healing Power of AI

Tech Crunch | August 12, 2016

Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Erik Birkeneder authored this article about how deep learning algorithms can have the potential to improve medical diagnostics and care.

4 Times To File A Continuation Patent Application

Law360 | March 17, 2016

Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes provides third-party commentary throughout this article about when to file a continuation patent application.

On the Move

The Recorder | February 05, 2016

This coverage notes Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes election to the partnership news.

Get Ready For EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

Law360 | January 08, 2016

San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.

Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | September 21, 2015

This news brief notes that Maria Swiatek has been named Silicon Valley office managing partner.

Fed. Circ.'s Apple Ruling Makes Patent Injunctions Easier

Law360 | September 17, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses a federal patent-infringement decision and how it could now be easier for patent owners to secure injunctions in disputes over complicated technology and boost their bargaining power in settlement negotiations.

Collecting Fees Still Tough After Octane, Highmark Cases

Law360 | August 28, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary in this article discussing how two Supreme Court rulings have helped accused patent infringers gain leverage to resolve weak cases earlier and get attorneys' fees awarded.

Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment

BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.

Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling

Law360 | January 20, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.

Fed. Circ. May Ditch Rigid Stance after High Court Reversals

Law360 | June 27, 2014

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's repeated reversals of patent decisions by the Federal Circuit.

Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling

Law360 | June 19, 2014

Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Washington, DC, IP Counseling & Transactions professional specialist Rob Pilaud provide commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank ruling that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible.

High Court Nixes ‘Amenable to Construction,' ‘Insolubly Ambiguous' Indefiniteness Rules

Bloomberg BNA | June 03, 2014

Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.

Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

Law360 | June 02, 2014

Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.

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.

Key Contacts

David A. Kaufman

Director of Global Strategies

dkaufman@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 415-984-8241

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