Geoff practices intellectual property litigation, with a focus on representing high tech, video game and consumer goods companies in patent infringement disputes. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from discovery, claim construction, and summary judgment through trial and appeal.
Geoff has litigated in venues throughout the country, including federal district courts in Texas, Delaware, and California, as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has achieved favorable results for his clients, including obtaining decisions invalidating patent claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from the Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, PTAB, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Geoff served as a law clerk to the Honorable John D. Love, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, where he assisted Judge Love preside over high-stakes patent litigation disputes. Geoff relies on his clerkship experience to develop effective strategies and winning arguments for clients.
Geoff maintains a varied and active pro bono practice that has included obtaining a favorable plea bargain for an indigent defendant in a federal RICO action, assisting a client receive a certificate of rehabilitation in California state court, and securing legal immigration status for a family of asylees from Guatemala.