Ilana S. Rubel

Of Counsel, Litigation  

Mountain View 650.335.7208


llana Rubel focuses her practice on litigation involving technology and e-commerce companies, with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing disputes.

Ilana has litigated in United States District Courts throughout the country, the Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Third, Ninth, and Federal Circuits, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, arbitration proceedings, and the International Trade Commission. She recently defended Micron Technology Inc. against Dell in a high-stakes purported fraud action, and obtained dismissal of all claims. Prior to that, she was part of a team that won summary judgment in a fraud, breach of contract and copyright case for Symantec Corporation. She also served as trial counsel for Compuware Corporation in a trade secret, copyright and antitrust case which settled in Compuware's favor for $400 million after five weeks of jury trial. Ilana has published numerous articles on intellectual property issues, and is a member of the leadership of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation.


  • Ninth Circuit Scales Back CFAA Application to Data Misappropriation Cases, Daily Journal (July 2012)
  • Ninth Circuit Rejects Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Copyright Cases, Daily Journal (Aug. 2011)
  • U.S. v. Lori Drew – The Central District of California Rejects CFAA Criminal Liability for Violation of Website Terms of Use, IP Bulletin (Oct. 2009)
  • Shrinking Prospects for Private Trade Secret Actions Under the CFAA, iTechLaw EBulletin (August 2009)
  • Screen Grabs, Daily Journal (March 2009)
  • en banc, Litigation alert (April 2008)
  • Seventh Circuit Upholds CDA Immunity for Craigslist, Litigation alert (March 2008)
  • Suctioning Data, Daily Journal (January 2008)
  • Ninth Circuit Limits CDA Immunity for ISPs, Tech Law Forum (July 2007)