Lauren E. Whittemore

Associate, Litigation  

San Francisco 415.875.2360


Lauren Whittemore focuses her practice on patent litigation matters. Lauren has represented software and hardware companies in cases involving mobile gaming apps, secure email delivery, wide area network optimization, eCommerce applications, motion sensors, product activation software, and intimate lifestyle products.

Notable experience:

  • Represented Supercell Oy, maker of the popular mobile game “Clash of Clans” in two separate patent infringement suits in the District of Delaware. In both cases, Lauren successfully brought motions to dismiss for failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter, securing an early and efficient resolution of each lawsuit. In the second of these cases, Lauren also represented, and obtained the same result for, mobile game makers Rovio, ngmoco, and Glu Mobile.
  • Won a jury verdict in favor of Silver Peak Systems against competitor Riverbed Technology in the District of Delaware. Riverbed initiated the suit, alleging infringement of five Riverbed patents. The jury found that both Silver Peak patents were infringed, and sustained the validity of the one Silver Peak patent that had been challenged on that basis.
  • Successfully transferred years-long suit from Southern District of Texas to Northern District of California, gaining critical settlement leverage over competitor.
  • Successfully appealed an International Trade Commission decision in what Law360 called "a precedential decision" in a patent infringement suit over what constitutes a "domestic industry" under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Prior to attending law school Lauren worked at several start-ups as a programmer, including developing Java-based web applications for e-commerce websites and wireless application software.

While attending the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Lauren was co-editor-in-chief of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal. ​