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For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney

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We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers

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1/4/2013 - Fenwick's Andrew Bridges discusses two cautionary tales in which copyright holders used the Copyright Act to sue for a massive windfall of statutory damages.

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 16, 2009

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7/16/2009 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for July 2009 summarizes recent developments in the law.

8th Annual IP and Technology Litigation Group MCLE Event

Events

Date: 1/31/2013

Location: Fenwick & West LLP

Gilead’s Hypertension Drug Darusentan Will Likely Receive Patent Extension, Attorneys Say

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4/6/2009 - Narinder Banait was recently quoted in the Pharmawire article, 'Gilead's Hypertension Drug Darusentan Will Likely Receive Patent Extension, Attorneys Say

Fenwick Employment Brief - June 10, 2009

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6/10/2009 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for June 2009 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2009

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7/7/2009 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Summer 2009.

Litigation Alert: FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Parrish

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6/22/2009 - The California Court of Appeal's recent opinion in FLIR Sys., Inc. v. Parrish, ___ Cal. App. 4th ___, 2009 Cal. App. LEXIS 943 (2d Dist. June 15, 2009) - when and where to seek injunctive relief against trade secret misappropriation by former employees.

Robert Hulse

Partner

T: 415.875.2444 | Email

Weekly Employment Brief - August 5, 2002

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8/5/2002 - En Banc Ninth Circuit Expands Availability of 'Mixed-Motive' Test/Requiring Employee to Drive 100 Miles to Work Not an Adverse Action/Harasser's Continued Presence in the Workplace Can Be a Continuing Violation

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Employment Alert: Federal Court Halts Implementation of New Overtime Rules

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11/28/2016 - On November 22, 2016, a federal district court in Texas preliminarily enjoined the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing portions of its rule increasing the federal minimum salary for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees.

Federal Circuit Tightens Standard for AIA Review

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11/21/2016 - Fenwick litigation partner Darren Donnelly discusses the Federal Circuit's move to tighten standards for AIA review.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2016

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11/16/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: Ninth Circuit Adopts Broader Octane Fitness Standard for Attorneys’ Fees Awards under the Lanham Act

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10/25/2016 - On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after an en banc rehearing in Sunearth, Inc. v. Sun Earth Solar Power Co., LTD., adopted the Octane Fitness standard for determining whether a case is “exceptional” under the Lanham Act

John T. McNelis

Partner

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Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D.

Associate

T: 650.335.7140 | Email

Fenwick Representation of Cepheid in $4B Acquisition by Danaher Covered Nationally

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9/6/2016 - Fenwick’s representation of Cepheid, a leading molecular diagnostics company, in its $4B acquisition by Danaher Corporation was covered by Fortune, Reuters, CNBC, Law360 and The American Lawyer (subscriptions may be required).

Litigation Alert: The Ninth Circuit Leaves Pirate Joe’s Saying “Shiver Me Timbers!”

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8/30/2016 - Late last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined a court had jurisdiction to decide a trademark lawsuit filed by a U.S. grocery store against a Canadian reseller where the products at issue were only sold in Canada.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2016

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8/18/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: FTC Holds That Disclosure of Sensitive Medical Information Due to Lax Security Violates the FTC Act

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8/2/2016 - FTC held in In the Matter of LabMD, Inc. that a company’s failure to implement reasonable security measures to protect sensitive consumer information on its network constituted an unfair business practice in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.