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Matthias Kamber focuses on intellectual property matters including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. He has tried approximately 10 jury and bench trials, including numerous high-stakes patent matters, and has also handled antitrust and commercial litigation.

Leveraging his mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Kamber has handled patent cases involving Internet advertising and telephony, smartphones, and microprocessors throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Regardless of the type of case or technology, he focuses on identifying key issues early, setting a targeted legal strategy, and balancing corporate objectives. This approach has resulted in favorable pre-trial dispositions, successful negotiated resolutions, and victories at trial.  It has also earned him various public recognitions listed below.

Mr. Kamber currently serves on the Advisory Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also committed to the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where he currently serves as a vice-chair of the Amicus Committee and previously served as co-chair of the Veterans Pro Bono, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he serves as chair of the Patent Litigation Committee. Mr. Kamber has also represented veterans in pro bono appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Matthias Kamber focuses on intellectual property matters including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. He has tried approximately 10 jury and bench trials, including numerous high-stakes patent matters, and has also handled antitrust and commercial litigation.

Leveraging his mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Kamber has handled patent cases involving Internet advertising and telephony, smartphones, and microprocessors throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Regardless of the type of case or technology, he focuses on identifying key issues early, setting a targeted legal strategy, and balancing corporate objectives. This approach has resulted in favorable pre-trial dispositions, successful negotiated resolutions, and victories at trial.  It has also earned him various public recognitions listed below.

Mr. Kamber currently serves on the Advisory Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also committed to the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where he currently serves as a vice-chair of the Amicus Committee and previously served as co-chair of the Veterans Pro Bono, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where he serves as chair of the Patent Litigation Committee. Mr. Kamber has also represented veterans in pro bono appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Finalist for IP Litigation Department of the Year

December 21, 2017

In a blockbuster year defined by complex cases, Keker, Van Nest & Peters’ intellectual property practice kept its approach surprisingly simple, crafting a litigation strategy that emphasized a strong narrative and a diverse team capable of telling it. Read more

Two Keker, Van Nest & Peters Trial Teams Win CLAY Awards

03/15/2017

Eleven lawyers from two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams representing Google and Arista received California Lawyer of the Year awards from the Daily Journal for intellectual property trial wins. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Wins Two Top Defense Verdicts of 2016

February 17, 2017

Bob Van Nest led two Keker, Van Nest & Peters trial teams on behalf of clients Google and Arista, respectively, that were recognized as top defense verdicts in California. Read more

Trial Victory for Google Wins Top Defense Verdict Award for 2016

February 17, 2017

The jury accepted Google’s “fair use” defense in the copyright case, zeroing out Oracle’s billion dollar claim. Read more

IP Group of the Year: Keker & Van Nest

January 25, 2017

Trial wins for Google and Arista in high stakes patent and copyright cases led to Keker & Van Nest being named IP Group of the Year by Law360. Read more

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero

06/01/2016

Google's lead attorney Robert Van Nest and his team won an epic victory in a courtroom battle between two Silicon Valley giants. Read more

Valley's Patent Bar Hears From New Federal Circuit Chief

12/11/2014

Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Sharon Prost and her former clerk, Keker & Van Nest Partner Matthias Kamber, discuss the scrutiny the court has been getting from the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute

12/11/2014

Matthias Kamber will present "Joint/Divided Infringement" at the 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute. Read more

Key Developments in Patent Law

10/10/2014

Matthias Kamber and Matan Shacham will present to the Bar Association of San Francisco's Barristers Club. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Fends off Intrusive Demands and Secures Sanctions for Client Netflix

07/09/2014

A federal judge refused to force Netflix Inc. to comply with Straight Path IP Group's “oppressive” subpoena demanding depositions, source code and more for its patent suits, finding Tuesday that Netflix is a nonparty in the cases and Straight Path may face sanctions. Read more

LG, Toshiba Seek New ITC Penalty For Last-Minute Withdrawal

05/09/2014

Keker & Van Nest team called for a change to the ITC rules that would enable the agency to punish companies abandoning patent infringement cases at the last minute. Read more

2014 Patent Law Institute

March 17-18, 2014

Matthias Kamber will be a featured speaker at this annual institute, designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. Read more

Best Practices for Litigating & Managing Disputes under AIA

11/05/2013

Matthias Kamber will address this critical topic at the 2013 Litigating Patent Disputes Conference. Read more

Supreme Court Enters Fray Over Patent Fee Awards

10/01/2013

Matthias Kamber comments on a hot-button issue in patent litigation - how much latitude federal district judges should have to award attorneys fees to the prevailing party. Read more

Finding The Best Cure

06/25/2013

Matthias Kamber explains how recent White House executive actions and proposals targeting frivolous litigation are efforts to treat the symptoms of a broken system rather than cure it. Read more

Matthias Kamber Named Rising Star

04/01/2013

Law360 honored attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments in major litigation belie their age. Read more

Patent Disputes 2013

03/27/2013

Ashok Ramani, Asim Bhansali and Matthias Kamber will speak at this conference, which brings together a distinguished faculty of the foremost patent attorneys, judges, and in-house counsel in the country. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Awarded Top Defense Verdict of 2012

02/13/2013

Christa Anderson offers her insights into how Keker & Van Nest defeated Oracle Corp.'s $6 billion copyright and patent case on behalf of Google. Read more

Federal Circuit Affirms Win for Comcast

09/14/2012

Keker & Van Nest wins a complete victory in patent infringement case. Read more

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Smartphone Patent Litigation

07/18/2012

Matthias Kamber comments on the value of patents in the smartphone industry. Read more

The Future of APIs

06/28/2012

Matthias Kamber provides insights on the copyrightability of APIs. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Defense Verdict for Google in High-Stakes Battle with Oracle

05/23/2012

Keker & Van Nest bested Oracle's legal team, who were unable to secure any significant wins during the multiphase five-week trial. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Drastically Limits Damages in Copyright Phase of Oracle v. Google Smartphone War

05/07/2012

Partial verdict in Oracle-Google case seen as setback for Oracle. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Federal Circuit Bar Association Honors Matthias Kamber

06/25/2011

Mr. Kamber wins the Committee Individual Leadership Award. Read more

  • "2016 Rulings Shed Light on Software Patent Eligibility Standards," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 2017, co-authored with Matthew Werdegar.
  • "Brexit Will Impact Planned Unified Patent Court,” The National Law Journal, 2017
  • "Parallel Infringement and Invalidity Proceedings Before the UPC," Intellectual Property Magazine, 2016
  • "National and International Patent Law: U.S., Europe, China and Beyond," Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum, 2015
  • "Key Developments in Patent Law," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015
  • "Joint/Divided Infringement," 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, 2014
  • "Key Developments in Patent Law," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2014
  • "Developments in Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation," Practising Law Institute, 8th Annual Patent Law Institute, 2014
  • "Best Practices for Litigating & Managing Disputes Under AIA," The Daily Journal/Thomson Reuters Litigating Patent Disputes Conference, 2013
  • "Finding the Best Cure," Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013. Mr. Kamber's article explains how recent White House executive actions and proposals targeting frivolous litigation are efforts to treat the symptoms of a broken system rather than cure it.