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Fenwick & West Partner Rodger Cole Honored as one of Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40

January 23, 2009 (Mountain View, CA)—Rodger Cole, a litigation partner and Co-Chair, IP & Technology Litigation Group with Fenwick & West LLP, was selected as one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 in the Daily Journal's annual list.

2008 was a busy year for Rodger with three significant litigation wins:

  • A Hollywood-made trademark and copyright infringement victory defending client Capcom against claims that their video-game, "Dead Rising," infringed on the IP rights of MKR, owners of the zombie movie "Dawn of the Dead;"
  • A summary judgment victory for client Virgin Mobile, who was sued by BrandPort for misappropriation of 55 trade secrets; and
  • A significant development in the law governing online contracts for client Intuit by prevailing on a motion to dismiss that enforced the disclaimer of implied warranties in clickwrap end user license agreement – the first reported decision of that nature.

The Daily Journal also praised Rodger for his humor, sociability, devotion to family and commitment to mentoring. "Associates really want to do their best for him, because he always does his best for us," comments Marybeth Milionis, a Fenwick & West associate who worked with Rodger on the Capcom case.

Cole commented, "I am very honored to have been selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 under 40 lawyers in California. As with any award of this nature, it takes a committed and devoted team to achieve the results we have, and I am thankful to be working with such a tremendous group of colleagues."

The "20 Under 40" listing is a special section that appears as a supplement to the Daily Journal. To read the entire article, click here.​