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Matt Werdegar is an experienced trial lawyer who helps his clients navigate complex, intellectual property disputes. Mr. Werdegar also is often called upon to assist with high-stakes disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition claims. Whatever the subject matter, Mr. Werdegar focuses on his clients’ ultimate objectives and crafts novel, pragmatic litigation strategies to meet those objectives.

Mr. Werdegar has handled complex intellectual property and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission. He has successfully tried a variety of cases to verdict and won favorable decisions before both state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Werdegar repeatedly has been recognized for his skillful advocacy in intellectual property and business cases. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property and patent litigation since 2011. And he has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for business litigation since 2014.

Mr. Werdegar also dedicates substantial time to a number of community and educational organizations. He serves on the board of OneJustice, a California state-wide legal nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to legal services to those in need. He also serves as an instructor for Stanford Law School’s trial advocacy program.

Matt Werdegar is an experienced trial lawyer who helps his clients navigate complex, intellectual property disputes. Mr. Werdegar also is often called upon to assist with high-stakes disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition claims. Whatever the subject matter, Mr. Werdegar focuses on his clients’ ultimate objectives and crafts novel, pragmatic litigation strategies to meet those objectives.

Mr. Werdegar has handled complex intellectual property and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country and before the International Trade Commission. He has successfully tried a variety of cases to verdict and won favorable decisions before both state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Werdegar repeatedly has been recognized for his skillful advocacy in intellectual property and business cases. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property and patent litigation since 2011. And he has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for business litigation since 2014.

Mr. Werdegar also dedicates substantial time to a number of community and educational organizations. He serves on the board of OneJustice, a California state-wide legal nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to legal services to those in need. He also serves as an instructor for Stanford Law School’s trial advocacy program.

Pure Storage Spanks EMC in Court

09/02/2016

A federal court in Delaware threw out a March 2016 verdict holding that Pure Storage must pay $14 million for violating an EMC software patent. Read more

Pure Storage Wins New Trial In $14M EMC Patent Win

09/02/2016

The ruling keeps alive Pure Storage’s challenge of the unfavorable verdict in which jurors decided EMC, the largest computer storage company in the world, was owed $14 million in royalties by its rival, a Mountain View, Calif.-based outfit that went public last year. Read more

3 E-discovery Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

09/26/2014

Matthew Werdegar and Ben Hur offer advice to in-house counsel on how to best manage e-discovery. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for Paramedics Plus

06/28/2013

Christa Anderson and her team's jury verdict helps Paramedics Plus retain their emergency transportation contract in Alameda County. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict, Preserves Healthy Competition in California

06/21/2013

The case concerned California’s Predatory Pricing Statute (Business & Professions Code § 17043). 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

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal in Trade Secret Suit

05/04/2012

Jeff Chanin and Matthew Werdegar convinced the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his law suit. Read more

Digital Sharing Gets More Protection from Ninth Circuit

12/20/2011

Keker & Van Nest filed an amicus brief on behalf of eBay Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., InterActiveCorp and Yahoo Inc. 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

Grow Your Business, not Your Legal Bills

06/29/2011

Matt Werdegar, Ashok Ramani and Jeff Chanin offer leaders of venture-backed companies advice on how to minimize litigation. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal of ITC Investigation

11/16/2010

Keker & Van Nest represented Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Read more