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Orrick’s IP Landscape blog reports on notable intellectual property news—whether stemming from litigation, legislative action or otherwise—to help keep our readers up to speed on the latest developments throughout the country and, at times, from other parts of the globe.

Orrick IP lawyers located coast-to-coast manage the blog and focus on: patent litigation; patent prosecution and counseling (including proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board); copyright, trademark, false advertising, rights of publicity/privacy, and entertainment litigation and counseling; trade secrets litigation; antitrust (including litigation and licensing issues affecting Standard Essential Patents); and matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

We hope you find this blog useful and look forward to hearing from you about any news of events, submission ideas, comments, or other feedback.


Diana RutowskiDiana Rutowski
Silicon Valley

Diana Rutowski, an office leader in Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office, is an experienced intellectual property litigator whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with experience in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and commercial disputes.

Diana’s clients come from a wide variety of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, agrosciences, clean energy, software, computer hardware, retail services, food and beverage products, and Internet services. She has experience representing clients in take-down campaigns that involve strategically locating trademark infringements online and developing a strategy effectively to enforce our client’s rights, including Zestcash, Soylent, Western Digital, DJI, and others. Whether arguing in court or counseling an emerging technology client on intellectual property issues, Diana brings dedication, problem solving and creativity to her practice.

Read more about Diana’s background here

Monte Cooper
Of Counsel
San Francisco

Monte Cooper is of counsel in Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group, and is based in the Silicon Valley office.  In addition to offering more than 20 years of experience with patent, copyright, trade secret and antitrust litigation (including appellate work), Monte also provides IP counseling and licensing advice for both major technology and emerging companies alike.  Monte is well known to the IP Bar, and frequently is asked to speak at and chair prestigious international conferences focused on IP issues, including the Sedona Conference, AIPLA, IPO, and the Naples Roundtable.

Monte graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was both Production Editor and Senior Staff editor for the Colorado Law Review.  He earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and History from Duke University

Read more about Monte’s background here


Krystal Anderson Law Clerk Orange County
Evan Brewer Associate Silicon Valley
Alyssa Caridis Partner Los Angeles
Maia Cave Managing Associate Washington, D.C.
Alex Chachkes Partner New York
Chris Civil Associate San Francisco
Jordan Coyle Partner Washington, D.C.
Bas de Blank Partner Silicon Valley
Alex Fields Associate San Francisco
Vickie Feeman Partner Silicon Valley
Elizabeth Gardner Partner New York
Kayvan Ghaffari Law Clerk New York
Jake Heath Senior Associate Silicon Valley
Chris Higgins Senior Associate Washington, D.C.
Johannes Hsu Associate Orange County
Johanna Jacob Managing Associate San Francisco
Jeffrey Johnson Partner Houston
Karen Johnson-McKewan Partner San Francisco
Dan Justice Associate Silicon Valley
Tiffany Leung Law Clerk Silicon Valley
Scott Lonardo Of Counsel Silicon Valley
Lillian Mao Senior Associate Silicon Valley
Jim Maune Managing Associate Orange County
David Medina Associate Silicon Valley
Will Melehani Managing Associate San Francisco
Tyler Miller Managing Associate New York
Libby Moulton Managing Associate Silicon Valley
Vann Pearce Partner Washington, D.C.
Antony Pfeffer Partner New York
Tony Tartaglio Managing Associate Silicon Valley
Christina Von der Ahe Partner Orange County
Briggs Wright Associate New York