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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 >

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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Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2015

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1/12/2015 - This Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2015 includes the topics of security checks not being compensable time, NLRB expanding employees’ use of email for protected activity and perceived whistleblower activity.

Eraser Laws - Forgetting a Minors Past to Save His Future

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5/5/2015 - Earlier this year, California seemingly came to Hector's rescue with its Eraser Law (officially the Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World, Business and Professions Code Sections 22580-2258​2).

Privacy and Information Security Alert: Federal Trade Commission Recommendations for Companies Providing Mobile Shopping Applications

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8/11/2014 - On August 1, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report entitled What’s the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps (the FTC Report). The FTC Report is based on a study the FTC conducted to better understand the consumer shopping apps.

Intellectual Property Bulletin Spring 2015

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6/18/2015 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Litigation Alert: No End of Trouble? Perfect 10 v. Visa International and Secondary Liability

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7/17/2007 - On July 3, 2007 the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Perfect 10 v. Visa International Service Association, No. 05-15170, which addressed the secondary liability of credit card companies, affiliated banks, and data processing services…

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2011

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1/7/2011 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for January 2011 summarizes recent developments in the 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

Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2011

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8/9/2011 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Summer 2011

Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Holds Reasonable Royalty Damages May Exceed Lost Profits, Incorrect Petitions to Make Special Do Not Meet the Therasense 'Affirmative Egregious Misconduct

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11/16/2011 - On Monday, November 14, 2011, the Federal Circuit in Powell v. The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. made two significant rulings regarding patent damages and inequitable conduct.

New Intercompany Debt Rules Shock Multinational Companies

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6/28/2016 - On April 4, 2016, the United States Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed regulations under § 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).

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Ninth Circuit Rules on Software Transfers

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9/13/2010 - On September 10, 2010, the Ninth Circuit issued a much-awaited ruling on appeal in Vernor v. Autodesk, addressing whether software purchasers are owners or licensees of the copies of the software in their possession.

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 11, 2010

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8/11/2010 - This August 2010 Fenwick Employment Brief summarizes recent developments in the law

Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2010

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8/5/2010 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Summer 2010

Patent Alert: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Bilski Patent Application but Narrowly Upholds Business Method Patents

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6/28/2010 - Patent Alert: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Bilski Patent Application but Narrowly Upholds Business Method Patents, Written By Fenwick Attorneys in the IP Group.

Fenwick Employment Brief - June 9, 2010

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6/9/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for June 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - May 12, 2010

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5/12/2010 - Fenwick attorneys discuss Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores and other employment law news

Patenting Nature and Seattle Biotech

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4/29/2010 - Andrew T. Serafini, Ph.D., and IP partner in the Life Sciences Group at Fenwick & West LLP, was recently featured on the National Public Radio KUOW segment

Fenwick Employment Brief - April 13, 2010

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4/13/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for April 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 10, 2010

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2/10/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for February 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 12, 2010

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1/12/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for January 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.