Ian Feinberg has more than 35 years of litigation experience focused on patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and commercial litigation involving technology products. He had been lead counsel in numerous cases in district courts around the country, and has been particularly focused on the presentations of the damages case. He has also represented clients in arbitrations before the Judicial and Arbitration Service (JAMS), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as in Great Britain. He has had several cases result in published decisions at the appellate level in patent and trademark cases, and in district courts in copyright matters. He was lead counsel in two cutting edge trademark cases in the Ninth Circuit.
Ian also has deep experience in intellectual property antitrust and unfair completion, and negotiating, drafting and litigating software licenses and distribution agreements. He was program chair for more than a dozen years of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Understanding the Intellectual Property License program and originated and chaired PLI’s Introduction to Patent Litigation program.
He has been appointed a mediator and an Early Neutral Evaluator by the Northern District of California in more than a dozen Intellectual Property cases. He is the immediate past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court, is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues, and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations both related to, and unrelated to, the practice of law.