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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 >

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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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Todd R. Gregorian

Associate, Litigation  

San Francisco 415.875.2402

Overview

Todd Gregorian focuses his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in various fields such as networking and telecommunications, e-commerce and Internet-related technologies, and computer architecture in diverse jurisdictions nationwide. He has substantial experience litigating copyright, trademark, trade secret, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition claims, and appeals.

Todd served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. James Ware of the Northern District of California. Northern California Super Lawyers named him a “Rising Star” in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Representative Matters

eMarker v. Caesars. Successfully defended Caesars in multiple jurisdictions against trade secret claims brought by a prospective vendor.

esports Entities v. Platform. Successfully defended online esports platform against trade secret claims brought in private arbitration by esports teams.

LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc. Defended jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity for improper inventorship at Federal Circuit on behalf of client Zillow, and secured reversal of district court’s denial of summary judgment on grounds of Section 101 invalidity.

Arizona v. NTIA. Filed amicus brief on behalf of 14 groups supporting denial of an injunction requested by Arizona to prevent the transition of the IANA functions to private, nongovernmental control.

Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. Secured affirmance at the Federal Circuit of district court’s dismissal of patent infringement claims on grounds of Section 101 invalidity.

Perfect 10 v. Giganews Inc. Defended Usenet service provider against copyright infringement claims based on user behavior on service and response to purported DMCA notices. Prevailed on summary judgment and secured a fees award of more than $5.6 million.

Garcia v. Google. Filed amicus brief on behalf of 11 major Internet companies supporting reversal of injunction that required removal of a controversial video from the YouTube site.

Pineida v. Lee. Led team that secured a rare preliminary injunction forcing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide an inmate with a medically necessary diet. Todd and the team were recognized for this case with the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer award from the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Sugar Hill Music v. CBS Interactive, Inc. Defended CBS against indirect infringement claims from individual artists regarding reviews of P2P file-sharing software on the CNET website, ending in plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal of claims following adverse discovery rulings.

Groupion LLC v. Groupon. Pursued cybersquatting counterclaims against CRM software company to successful settlement following dismissal of all trademark infringement claims against client Groupon.

U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Acer. Defended NVIDIA against patent infringement claims from non-practicing entity related to ethernet controller technology.

National Products, Inc. v. Gamber Johnson. Key member of trial team that obtained a favorable jury verdict, affirmed on appeal to the Ninth Circuit, in a Lanham Act false advertising case in the Western District of Washington.

Buckheit v. MKS Instruments, Inc. Defended two semiconductor companies against claims of breach of contract, California securities and RICO violations, and employment discrimination.

McGary v. Culpepper. Briefed and argued Ninth Circuit appeals that secured reversal of district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s Section 1983 action for mistreatment by the State of Washington during his civil commitment.

Telekenex v. CollabNet. Defended a designer of collaboration software from a vendor’s contract claims in San Francisco Superior Court, winning summary judgment on all claims.

Barela v. City of Woodland. Briefed and argued Ninth Circuit appeal that secured reversal of district court’s dismissal of complaint for false arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

epicRealm v. FriendFinder Networks. Successfully defended an operator of social networking websites from a non-practicing entity’s infringement claims at trial in the Eastern District of Texas.

Publications and Presentations

  • Daily Journal Western M&A/Private Equity Forum, Panel: AVOIDING AND MANAGING M&A DISPUTES, September 2016.
  • “Whither Copyright Injunctions in the Post-Garcia World?,” with Laurence Pulgram, Media Law Resource Center Media Law Letter, May 2015.
  • “9th Circ. Weighs In On Player Likenesses In Video Games,” with Kate Fritz, Law360, August 23, 2013.
  • “Uniloc v. Microsoft: Federal Circuit Rules on Reasonable Royalty Damages Issues,” Fenwick & West LLP, May 5, 2011.
  • “Patent Law Year in Review: A Look Back at 2010 and a Look Ahead at 2011,” with Stuart P. Meyer, et al., Fenwick & West LLP, January 13, 2011.
  • “Company Directors Can Be Liable for Trade Secret Misappropriation,” with Charlene Morrow, Electronic Commerce & Law Report, May 2010. Reprinted in: VC Experts, July 2010.
  • “Data Wrangling, Lassoing, and Roping at the M&A Corral,” with Robert D. Brownstone. Business Law News Issue 2, July 2008 (State Bar of California Business Law Section). Reprinted in: The M&A Lawyer No. 9, October 2008; VC Experts Inc.’s Encyclopedia of Private Equity and Venture Capital, May 2009.
  • “Secrets Easily Leaked by Friend or Foe in Publicly Filed .pdf Documents,” with Robert D. Brownstone and Michael A. Sands; Thomson/West E-Commerce Law Report, expanded version in: Cyberspace Lawyer, Vol. 13 Issue 1, West Publications, January/February 2008.
  • “Exposing Redaction,” with Robert D. Brownstone and Michael A. Sands; Daily Journal. October 15, 2007.