As the second largest city in California, and the eighth largest in the United States, San Diego is a national center for biotechnology, telecommunications, defense, aerospace, electronics, software, energy, wireless technologies, and financial and business services. Perkins Coie's San Diego office provides a full range of legal services to support these industries.
Practice areas for the San Diego office include:
- Clean Technology
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Intellectual Property
- Product Liability
Attorneys within the Intellectual Property practice collaborate with more than 250 attorneys firmwide who were focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. Our attorneys have experience and strong technical backgrounds representing companies and research institutions in electronics, computer-based technologies, communications, semiconductors, electrical engineering, medical devices and biotechnology. We offer counseling on intellectual property issues in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, providing advice on patent infringement, validity (including inter partes review and re-examinations), patent licensing, strategic IP portfolio management and large portfolio due diligence studies. Our Patent litigators try patent cases in courts throughout the country, including Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission. The team is recognized for its abilities to develop and execute global patent litigation strategies.
Our Business attorneys are actively involved with assisting clients at various stages of the business lifecycle, from start-up to industry leader. Their scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following industries: wireless technology, hardware, software, telecommunications, the Internet, aerospace, medical devices, biotechnology, e-commerce and manufacturing.
Perkins Coie also has one of California's premier practices dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, planning and zoning laws, air and water quality laws, climate change and species protection. Our San Diego attorneys in the Environment, Energy, and Resources practice are particularly experienced in the development of transmission line and renewable energy projects, natural resources, and environmental litigation. We have represented utilities, energy developers and others before federal, state and local agencies and have experience with the California Public Utilities Commission, as well as federal, state and local land use and natural resource agencies. Our San Diego attorneys are also experienced in complex litigation relating to major energy infrastructure projects and other environmental issues.