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Sarah E. Fowler Counsel

  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4489

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212

    +1.650.838.4489

    SFowler@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

Sarah Fowler has more than 10 years of experience working on complex patent and trade secret matters, both in district court and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has particular depth in litigating cases involving digital rights management, device authentication, streaming media, video game technology, network security, and enterprise data warehousing. Sarah has significant trial experience, which includes a seven-week jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of an international chemical manufacturer. She also has a track record of securing early victories for her clients. In one recent patent case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, she prevailed at summary judgment and won a complete award of attorneys’ fees under Section 285, totaling over a million dollars. 

Sarah holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the national electrical engineering honors society. As a former patent agent, she understands the nuances of practice before the PTO. In addition to litigating intellectual property disputes for high-tech clients, she also litigates shareholder disputes, contract disputes and class action matters, and advises clients on patent acquisitions.

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  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2009, Member, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., Electrical Engineering; Computer Science, 2000