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The 50+ attorneys in our Palo Alto office reflect the innovative energy that defines the area. Companies seek out our attorneys' advice on a range of legal issues, from start-up formation, funding and exit strategies to intellectual property protection, including both prosecution and litigation.
Our corporate attorneys work with technology companies ranging in size from start-ups to large multinational corporations. We provide pragmatic legal counsel at all stages of company development and have a strong focus in helping emerging growth companies. We also help these companies protect and leverage their intellectual property, enter into strategic licensing transactions and secure financing from venture capitalists, private equity groups and others. As our clients grow, we work with them in public offerings, partnering ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. We also provide the ongoing representation required by maturing companies, including handling complex litigation matters.
U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2011-2012 Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year
As emerging companies continue to look to Northern California for capital and professional expertise, our attorneys have substantial experience in representation of emerging growth companies in all phases of their development. Our attorneys represent venture capital funds and high-growth, venture-backed companies in a variety of fast-moving industry sectors and have significant experience handling venture financings and private debt and equity financing transactions.
We are proud sponsors of several local organizations that focus on start-ups and recently launched startupPerColator, a website committed to helping start-ups create free legal documents.
Our Palo Alto office has substantial patent and trademark practices. Our attorneys work with innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to prepare and prosecute patent applications in anticipation of licensing opportunities and potential litigation. Our patent attorneys are experienced in a myriad of technologies, including the following:
Many of our lawyers have earned advanced technical degrees in a range of fields, including electrical engineering, computer science and biotechnology. These backgrounds enable them to have an in-depth understanding of our clients' technologies and to provide legal advice specific to each client's unique needs.
- Clean Technology
- Cloud Computing
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Network Storage
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Social Media
Our patent litigation attorneys regularly counsel Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and are skilled at representing clients in both state and federal court and before the Court of Appeals and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Through our sponsorship of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, we regularly present in-house seminars and CLEs.