Andrew Winetroub is a litigator in Nixon Peabody’s Privacy & Technology practice group. He represents clients ranging from iconic global brands to emerging startups in complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property (IP) disputes.
My practice focuses on IP litigation. These disputes often have major competitive implications, and strategic counsel is a must. I guide clients through each phase of a dispute, from the initial claim assessment all the way through trial. I work with clients to advance their business objectives and vigorously protect their interests.
I represent clients in high-stakes federal district court cases and strategically important enforcement actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). My trademark litigation experience includes heavily contested, multi-year disputes to protect clients’ brands, as well as favorable resolutions at the earliest stages to achieve business goals. Exemplary client service requires attorneys to understand each client’s particular perspective on the optimal approach to dispute resolution. I advise my clients with those priorities in mind.
I have litigated cases alleging trade secret misappropriation in a variety of contexts, including on behalf of alleged victims and accused companies. In one matter representing a trade secret plaintiff, I was on a trial team that obtained an $845 million jury verdict for our client. Representing defendants, I have successfully resolved cases at the pleading stage by securing the dismissal of baseless claims. My cases in this area have ranged from protecting a company’s “crown jewel” source code to defeating anti-competitive allegations stemming from employee mobility.
I have defended clients against allegations of copyright infringement and from claims asserted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In this area, my clients have ranged from leading global video game companies to flagship public universities.
Intangible assets, including data, brand identity, and other IP, will continue to increase in value and importance for companies of all sizes. Protection of those assets will become a topline priority for businesses. Comprehensive IP protection will require robust efforts to identify and, when necessary, enforce companies’ intellectual property rights.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Executive Business Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
University of Kansas, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
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