Appellate Law

We have extensive appellate experience in a broad array of civil litigation involving intellectual property, antitrust and complex business disputes. The firm’s attorneys have handled appeals and writ petitions in California Courts of Appeal and in federal appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit. Some notable appellate victories include:


  • Ninth Circuit’s affirmance of a preliminary injunction in a trademark case
  • California First District Court of Appeal’s issuance of two writs of mandate requiring superior court to grant summary judgment in a case involving a Canadian money judgment
  • Federal Circuit’s affirmance of summary judgment of invalidity of three software patents
  • Federal Circuit’s reversal of summary judgment of noninfringement of a software patent
  • Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel’s reversal of summary judgment in an adversary proceeding on a promissory note
  • California First District Court of Appeal’s affirmance of the favorable portion of a judgment and reversal of the unfavorable portion of the judgment in a bench trial involving a real estate partnership dispute
  • Federal Circuit’s order on a petition for writ of mandamus, causing district court to dismiss special master with conflict of interest in a patent case
  • California First District Court of Appeal’s affirmance of special master’s valuation judgment in a corporate shareholder dispute


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