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Gene Paige focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He successfully defends clients from infringement claims, and prosecutes cases on behalf of innovators who have had the fruits of their labor misappropriated. Mr. Paige has tried more than a dozen criminal and civil cases in state and federal courts, serving as first chair in the majority of those cases.

He has litigated cases that involve cutting-edge technology such as semiconductor fabrication process technology, the co-expression of recombinant DNA, and the use of innovative methods of conducting business online. He enjoys learning about diverse subject matter areas and industries, and then constructing a winning strategy that will serve both the client’s legal needs and its business objectives.

Gene Paige focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He successfully defends clients from infringement claims, and prosecutes cases on behalf of innovators who have had the fruits of their labor misappropriated. Mr. Paige has tried more than a dozen criminal and civil cases in state and federal courts, serving as first chair in the majority of those cases.

He has litigated cases that involve cutting-edge technology such as semiconductor fabrication process technology, the co-expression of recombinant DNA, and the use of innovative methods of conducting business online. He enjoys learning about diverse subject matter areas and industries, and then constructing a winning strategy that will serve both the client’s legal needs and its business objectives.

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

Justices May Take Away Weapon Favored By NPE Defendants

10/31/2016

Gene Paige speaks to Law360 about the impact of laches on patent litigation. Read more

Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee: Supreme Court Clears the Way for the PTAB to Continue Its Practices in Inter Partes Review Proceedings

07/12/2016

Gene Paige will provide an overview of the decision, and its potential impact on pending and future IPR proceedings 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

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight

12/15/2015

The ITC cleared Samsung and Qualcomm of violating a pair of Nvidia graphics patents in a case that could have barred certain Samsung products from the U.S. market, upholding an administrative law judge's decision and ending its investigation of the Korean smartphone giant. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

12/10/2015

Gene Paige will present "Comparative Patent Litigation: Germany versus the United States." Read more

Samsung did not infringe Nvidia graphics chip patents: U.S. ITC

10/09/2015

Robert Van Nest and his team score an important victory in the ITC, winning on all three patents. Read more

Staging a Multi-front Patent War

01/13/2015

Gene Paige provides ten things that companies considering engaging in patent litigation outside of the United States should consider before taking action. Read more

Claim Order Nixes Part Of Prolifiq Patents As Indefinite

08/08/2014

Gene Paige, Christa Anderson and their KVN team convinced a federal judge to invalidate patents as indefinite because they do not provide information about what falls outside the claims. Read more

Do the Metes and Bounds of Patent Claims Limit Academic Freedom?

06/09/2014

Gene Paige analyzes whether patent law may limit academic freedom in the June issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. Read more

2014 Patent Disputes Forum

05/06/2014

Ashok Ramani, Leo Lam, Gene Paige and other distinguished faculty will share their experience and insight into critical patent litigation topics. Read more

Gene Paige Explains Significance of High Court's Patent Rulings

04/29/2014

The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit's standards for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases must be eased. 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

What is That Patent Really Worth? Courts Take a Hard Look at the "Reasonable Royalty" Calculation

12/06/2012

Gene Paige will present at the 13th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute. Read more

Patent Disputes 2012: Patent Reform and New Models for a New Market

11/14/2012

Gene Paige and Christa Anderson are part of the conference's distinguished faculty of the foremost patent attorneys and in-house counsel. Read more

On Behalf of HTC, Keker & Van Nest Secures Deal To End Smartphone Patent Suits

11/14/2012

As lead counsel for HTC, we helped our client reach a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10-year license agreement. 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

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

Keker & Van Nest Successfully Defends Premier Silicon Valley Software Company

01/24/2011

Elliot Peters and Gene Paige defended a company from trade secret and copyright charges. Read more

  • "TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC Nationwide Venue in Patent Infringement Actions Is No More," PLI, 2017
  • "Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee: Supreme Court Clears the Way for the PTAB to Continue Its Practices in Inter Partes Review Proceedings," PLI, 2016
  • "Comparative Patent Litigation: Germany Versus the United States," Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology's Advanced Patent Law Institute, 2015
  • "Staging a Multi-front Patent War," Intellectual Property Today, 2014
  • "Do the Metes and Bounds of Patent Claims Limit Academic Freedom?," Intellectual Property Today, 2014
  • "Patent Law Before the Supreme Court in 2014," Daily Journal & Thomson Reuters Patent Disputes Forum, 2014
  • "Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: The Supreme Court Takes a Second Look at the ‘First Sale’ Doctrine,” Westlaw Journal Software Law, 2013
  • "Best Practices for Litigating and Managing Disputes Under the AIA," Thomson Reuters, 2012
  • "What is That Patent Really Worth? Courts Take a Hard Look at the "Reasonable Royalty" Calculation," 13th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute, 2012