Since joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters in the fall of 2015, Eduardo Santacana has focused his practice on complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he completed two judicial clerkships and served as a plaintiff’s attorney for Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where he handled class action litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country.
In addition to his legal practice, he serves on the board of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. He previously worked as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where he represented indigent tenants facing eviction in trial and appellate courts.
We defended Arista Networks in this groundbreaking case which raised the important question of whether and to what extent functional computer commands merit copyright protection. Cisco accused Arista, run by a former Cisco vice president, of copyright infringement for the use of more than 500 commands used to configure network switches. Cisco also accused Arista of infringing two patents, one of which it dismissed before trial. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor on both the copyright and patent claims.
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
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
The defense verdict KVP obtained at trial for Arista against Cisco’s copyright and patent claims earned the firm second place as the Top Defense Verdict of 2016 Read more
KVP attorneys and the ACLU are suing to block the Trump Administration’s Executive Order banning immigration and revoking visas for people from seven Muslim-majority nations. Read more
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
After a two-week trial, a San Jose jury has cleared Arista Networks of allegations that it infringed copyrights and patents belonging to Cisco Systems. Read more