Clients turn to me in complex patent cases where their core technologies – and often entire companies – are at stake.
+1 415 693 2162
Tom Friel is a senior trial lawyer specializing in patent and licensing litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, trade secret, unfair competition and other complex business cases. He represents clients of all sizes covering industries ranging from electronics to life sciences in big-ticket federal and state court litigations, judicial and private arbitrations and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations. He is the former chair of Cooley's intellectual property litigation practice.
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Intellectual Property Litigation
ITC Section 337 Litigation
Trademark, Copyright & Advertising
He [Tom] is experienced in all matters regarding patents and is great to work with.
University of Michigan Law SchoolJD, cum laude, 1977
University of Michigan - Ann ArborBGS, magna cum laude, 1973
Cooley Helps Varian Resolve Patent Dispute
May 17, 2017
January 2017 California Lawyer IP Roundtable
January 27, 2017
Best Lawyers 2017 – Cooley
August 15, 2016
American Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Santa Clara County Bar Association
International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
Daily Journal: Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California
Legal 500: Patent Litigation
Chambers USA: IP Litigation
Best Lawyers in America: Patent Litigation
Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star
Northern California SuperLawyers
Euromoney Legal Group Guide to Leading U.S. Lawyers: Intellectual Property
Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts
One of the best examples of legal work I have experienced in over four decades of working in the technology sector of Silicon Valley as both a manager and venture capitalist.
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