With offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, Weintraub Tobin is an innovative provider of sophisticated legal services to dynamic businesses and business owners, as well as non-profits and individuals with litigation and business needs. For more information on the firm, visit www.weintraub.com.
Klarquist is one of the oldest and largest full-service intellectual property firms in the Pacific Northwest. For more than 75 years, the firm has provided unparalleled technical legal services to innovative companies and prestigious institutions in the U.S. and overseas. The litigation team has secured victories in a wide variety of disputes in venues spanning the country, and has been one of the most successful in the nation in inter partes reviews. The patent prosecution practice serves all types of clients, from high-tech corporations and research universities to solo inventors. With more than 90% of our professionals having technical degrees, the firm has protected ideas in every area of modern technology. Recognized for an artisanal approach to the practice of intellectual property law, the firm is trusted by pioneering clients that stay with the firm for good. Klarquist: known for the clients we keep.SM
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world.
With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting.
Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants, many of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields; our close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service.
Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a recognized leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures and emerging growth companies to multinational corporations across all major industries, particularly technology, communications, manufacturing and consumer services. We also represent the investment community, including commercial and investment banks, partnerships, and individuals. Our offices and practice groups work together seamlessly to craft customized, cutting-edge deals for our clients.
Our corporate clients benefit from Gibson Dunn’s network of over 1,200 attorneys located in 20 offices in major cities in the United States and throughout the world. In the structuring, negotiation and execution of transactions, our corporate attorneys work closely with colleagues in other practice groups, including antitrust, tax, finance and executive compensation, all of which are vital to the success of complex corporate transactions. Our lawyers also handle every aspect of litigation, crisis management, data privacy and cybersecurity, regulatory law, business restructurings and reorganizations, intellectual property, employment and labor law, and have played key roles before regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. She is an intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney. Jo Dale advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including litigation, prosecution, licensing, contract disputes, and issues related to proceedings before the USPTO. Jo Dale has represented companies in litigation in numerous federal district courts and state courts across the country, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
Chris Carraway is a partner at Klarquist Sparkman in Portland, Oregon, where he has focused his practice exclusively on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Carraway has particular experience litigating patents involving computer software and hardware, mobile devices and applications, video game technology, and e-commerce, having represented clients including Microsoft, SAP, eBay, LinkedIn and NBC. He has argued in federal jurisdictions across the country, including dozens of matters in the Eastern District of Texas, and co-authored Law360’s expert analysis, “7 Things to Think About After TC Heartland.”
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Carraway served as a law clerk to the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his law degree with High Honors, Order of the Coif, from Duke University School of Law.
Kimberly Schenk, CPA, CFF has more than 15 years of experience in evaluating damages in intellectual property matters. She has provided expert witness testimony in matters involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as misappropriation of trade secret and breach of contract matters. Ms. Schenk has testified before juries in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California, among other venues. Her experience spans a variety of industries, including medical devices, software, telecommunications, and consumer products. Ms. Schenk is a Principal in the Intellectual Property practice of Charles River Associates in Chicago.
Alex Harris is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, focusing on appellate and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Harris filed amicus briefs at both the petition and merits stages in TC Heartland, and has experience with courts’ application of the new standard. Mr. Harris has also represented clients in numerous Federal Circuit appeals, and was the lead associate representing the patent challenger in the Supreme Court's seminal case, Alice v. CLS.
Mr. Harris previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he conducted advanced clinic coursework in Supreme Court litigation and edited the Stanford Technology Law Review.