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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


Krystal Anderson Associate Orange County
Evan Brewer Managing Associate Silicon Valley
Alyssa Caridis Partner Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Alex Chachkes Partner New York
Chris Civil Managing 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
Kayvan Ghaffari Managing Associate New York
Jake Heath Partner Silicon Valley
Chris Higgins Partner Washington, D.C.
Johannes Hsu Managing Associate Orange County
Johanna Jacob Senior Associate San Francisco
Jeffrey Johnson Partner Houston
Karen Johnson-McKewan Partner San Francisco
Dan Justice Managing Associate Silicon Valley
Tiffany Leung Associate Silicon Valley
Lillian Mao Senior Associate Silicon Valley
David Medina Managing Associate Silicon Valley
Will Melehani Senior Associate San Francisco
Tyler Miller Senior Associate New York
Libby Moulton Senior Associate Silicon Valley
Vann Pearce Partner Washington, D.C.
Briggs Wright Associate New York