Jeffrey Karr litigates patent and trade secret cases involving a variety of technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing, cellular telephone equipment, antiviral and cancer drugs, genetically modified agricultural products, computer software and hardware and GPS technology. He has also handled complex contract disputes, copyright cases, partnership disputes, securities cases and regulatory enforcement proceedings.

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  • Biotech Company ViaCyte to Be Acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals 

  • Cooley Obtains Summary Judgment for Qualcomm in Patent Infringement Lawsuit 

  • Cooley Secures Interim Arbitration Award in Favor of Javo Beverage Company 

  • Complete win for Gilead Sciences in dispute involving breakthrough SOVALDI treatment  


  • University of California Hastings College of Law
    JD, 1996

  • Northwestern University
    BA, Classics

Admissions & Credentials



  • State Bar of California