Diana Szego Fassbender

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.


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Diana Szego Fassbender has significant experience in a broad array of intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, and trademark actions.

Ms. Fassbender regularly represents international clients, including particularly businesses and organizations in Asia and Europe, on a range of IP matters. She works closely with clients to develop innovative and cost-effective case strategy to favorably resolve litigation or achieve other legal objectives.

Ms. Fassbender has been involved in all phases of litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. She regularly litigates complex multi-defendant, multi-patent district court infringement actions and Section 337 Investigations in the International Trade Commission. Ms. Fassbender also is experienced in representing clients in trademark disputes, such as trademark infringement cases and domain name arbitrations under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. She also provides advice on international trademark prosecution and branding strategy, and often works with emerging companies in the technology sector on trademark and branding issues. Additionally, Ms. Fassbender has experience in intellectual property issues surrounding the Internet, such as pursuing actions under the AntiCybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and drafting terms of use and other similar agreements governing content for website operators.

Posts by: Diana Fassbender

FTC Staff Issues Comments Discussing Key Security and Privacy Issues Surrounding Connected and Automated Vehicles

Given the explosive growth in the connectivity of every day “things,” several government agencies are focused on how best to support innovation and the benefits of an increasingly connected, data driven society, while weighing options for mitigating the cybersecurity and privacy risks relating to the Internet of Things.[1]  The pace of development with respect to connected cars and autonomous vehicles has drawn particular attention.   READ MORE

Six Steps for Adding WISP to Your Cybersecurity Strategy

The fact that data breaches are becoming a routine occurrence in the life of a business is no surprise considering the drastic increase over recent years in the volume of data that companies maintain. While routine, breaches are nonetheless an extremely costly part of doing business. According to a 2014 research report by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of post-breach activities is $1.6 million, with the average cost of lost business an astounding $3.2 million. Since some form of a data breach incident is highly likely, one solid defense is to create a written information security program (WISP). However, a WISP must be more than mere words on paper. In order to create an effective program, a company must comply with its WISP, in conjunction with other measures. And the company’s compliance efforts should be led by top executives in order to underscore the importance of the security issues involved.

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