Yakov “Jake” Zolotorev

Jake Zolotorev represents clients in intellectual property disputes involving complex computer and electronic technologies. Jake has been involved in many of the largest patent disputes involving computer technology and consumer electronics. He focuses on in-depth evaluation of every technological aspect of a case. Jake has a deep familiarity with a broad range of software and hardware technologies at issue in patent litigation today, from hard drives to computer architecture, flash memory, file systems, GPS, and smart phones. Jake is proficient with several commonly used computer languages and HDL. In addition to speaking the engineers’ language, Jake has a broad range of patent litigation experience across many venues, from the Northern District of California to the International Trade Commission.  Jake brings to every case a unique blend of technological and litigation savvy.

Significant Engagements

Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. NetApp Inc. (Northern District of California)
Represented Sun in three separate patent infringement cases involving computer microprocessors, operating systems, file systems, and network infrastructure. Obtained favorable settlement.

MediaTek Inc. v. Zoran Corporation (United States International Trade Commission)
Represented Zoran against multiple patents related to optical disc technology. The case was settled after a successful result was obtained before the International Trade Commission.

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. v. Toshiba Corp. (United States International Trade Commission and Northern District of California)
Represented Toshiba against patents asserted by Hynix resulting in an initial determination finding two patents related to semiconductor fabrication not infringed, invalid and/or unenforceable. Obtained favorable settlement.

Acer Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company (United States International Trade Commission and Eastern District of Texas)
Represented HP in multiple matters related to semiconductor design, fabrication and packaging. Obtained favorable settlement.