Technology

Representative clients

Google Inc.  •  Twitter Inc.  •  LinkedIn  •  Netflix  • HTC  •  SanDisk  •  Lyft

For the country's leading technology clients, we handle a variety of intellectual property matters, as well as complex commercial and class action litigation.

For the country's leading technology clients, we handle a variety of intellectual property matters, as well as complex commercial and class action litigation.

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

The Recorder Names Keker, Van Nest & Peters Litigation Department of the Year

September 15, 2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peters is the winner of the 2017 Litigation Department of the Year and its intellectual property category. John Keker and Robert Van Nest also won individual awards for their high-profile litigation victories. Read more

Jury Hands TEK $2.8M Win In Tire Repair Kit Patent Trial

03/17/2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peters secured a $2.8 million jury verdict for TEK Global SRL in a dispute with Sealant Systems Inc. regarding patented tire repair technology. 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

Arista Beats Cisco’s $335M Copyright Claim with an Unusual Defense

12/15/2016

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

Bob Van Nest Named Litigator of the Week

12/15/2016

Bob Van Nest cements himself as Silicon Valley’s copyright defense lawyer. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute 2016

Dec 8-9, 2016

Ashok Ramani will present "Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages after Halo" at the prestigious conference. Read more

The National Law Journal’s Winning Litigators: High Stakes, Significant Victories

12/05/2016

Bob Van Nest was selected as one of the year's best litigators. Read more

Defend Trade Secrets Act

11/07/2016

Jeff Chanin will present "Adapting Litigation Strategies to the Provisions of the Act." Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. 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

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

Four Partners Named to List of the 75 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California

08/17/2016

Bob Van Nest, Christa Anderson, Ashok Ramani and David Silbert were chosen for their groundbreaking work on behalf of established tech titans and cutting-edge Bay Area startups. 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

Simona Agnolucci Named One of California's Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers

05/15/2016

Ms. Agnolucci works at the forefront of two hot and emerging litigation trends. Read more

Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases

05/13/2016

Rachael Meny will discuss how to protect trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers. Read more

Alice Test: Is It Clearing District Court Dockets and Making the Concept of Preemption for Ineligible Subject Matter a Dead Issue?

04/14/2016

Ashok Ramani will address this topic at California Lawyer's upcoming Patent Disputes Forum. Read more

10th Annual Patent Law Institute - New York

April 14-15, 2016

Asim Bhansali will present "Non-Practicing Entities: What's the Big Deal?" 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

Keker & Van Nest Wins California's Top Defense Verdict for LinkedIn

02/16/2016

Bob Van Nest, David Silbert, Dan Jackson, and Michelle Ybarra used a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision to prove that patents in lawsuits against Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. were invalid based on subject matter ineligibility. Read more

Lyft Settles $12.25 Million California Driver Lawsuit Over Employment Status

01/27/2016

Rachael Meny, Jamie Slaughter and their team removed a major threat to Lyft's business model when they settled a proposed class action lawsuit without classifying drivers as employees. Read more

The State of IP Across Industry Verticals

12/03/2015

David Silbert will present at the IP Value Summit. Read more

Printing 3D Medical Devices Comes With Substantial Liability Risk

12/01/2015

Paven Malhotra spoke to Healthcare Risk Management about the potential liability of using 3D printing to create models and even surgical devices that are otherwise unavailable. Read more

Ashok Ramani and His Team Score Win for Caviar in Independent Contractor Case

11/16/2015

Restaurant delivery app Caviar Inc. won't have to defend its use of independent contractors in court, a federal judge ruled Monday, steering claims against the company into arbitration. Read more

Rachael Meny, Ben Berkowitz and Their Team Protect Instacart from a Putative Class Action

11/04/2015

A California federal court crushed a proposed labor class action against smartphone-based grocery delivery service Instacart by ordering workers to individually arbitrate their claims. 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

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Rachael Meny, Keker & Van Nest

09/25/2015

Ms. Meny handles ground-breaking litigation for Lyft, Inc., Netflix, Google and Instacart. Read more

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Christa Anderson, Keker & Van Nest

09/23/2015

Ms. Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, Intel, and other top corporations. Read more

Michael Celio Discusses Whether Markets React to the Increasing Number of Data Breaches

08/10/2015

Securities Partner Michael Celio speaks to The Recorder about the shareholder class action MobileIron is facing related to a 2014 data breach. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/31/2015

Less than 40 law firm litigators from throughout California were chosen. Winners were selected for handling—and often solving—the most crucial problems tech companies face. Read more

How To Monetize Failure

07/23/2015

Paven Malhotra discusses how inventors and businesses must think of IP from an offensive and defensive perspective. Read more

IP Defense: Silicon Valley 2015

06/18/2015

Ashok Ramani will present "Defensive Trial Strategies" at the IP Defense: Silicon Valley conference. Read more

Leo Lam Reveals Significance of High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

05/27/2015

In Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc., the Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Read more

Patent Trolls May be Preparing to Target 3D Printing

05/20/2015

Paven Malhotra speaks to Computer World about the dramatic increase in litigation the 3D printing world will face. Read more

Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum

05/20/2015

Adam Lauridsen will co-chair this annual event for in-house counsel and patent litigators. Read more

Caviar Turns To Keker Team in Courier Class Action

05/14/2015

Partners R. James Slaughter, Ashok Ramani and Simona Agnolucci will help the restaurant-delivery app fend off claims it misclassified workers as independent contractors. Read more

Paven Malhotra Discusses the Latest Legal Issues Surrounding 3D Printing

05/04/2015

3D printing means a new crop of lawsuits and deals to regulate intellectual property. Keker & Van Nest IP partner Paven Malhotra says that technology making it easier than ever to copy products is already giving rise to a new set of legal issues. Read more

Lyft Adds Keker & Van Nest to Defense in Driver Classification Suit

03/25/2015

With a federal judge declaring earlier this month that a jury should decide whether Lyft has been misclassifying drivers as contractors under California state law, the company has beefed up its defense team. Read more

Crossed Wires: Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age

03/19/2015

Ashok Ramani's panel will discuss the price that ordinary citizens pay in the name of cybersecurity. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Jury Verdict for SanDisk In Patent Dispute With Round Rock

01/30/2015

A Delaware federal jury found that two patents held by patent holding company Round Rock Research LLC covering flash drives and memory cards were invalid, following an eight-day trial in a patent infringement case against SanDisk Corp. Read more

How To Survive a Lawsuit

01/16/2015

While many suits against entrepreneurs can never be foreseen, you can take steps now to protect yourself when waters are calm. 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

Invoking 'Alice,' Lawyers for LinkedIn, Facebook Knock Out Database Patent

01/06/2015

David Silbert and his team score a win for LinkedIn. 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

International Women's Leadership Forum

12/09/2014

Christa Anderson will present "Litigation and Technology Trends." Read more

Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions

12/05/2014

Rachael Meny and Jennifer Huber provide guidance on which prevention strategies and potential defenses businesses can use against privacy class actions. Read more

4th Annual Patent Disputes Forum

12/04/2014

Ashok Ramani and other key players in patent litigation will share their knowledge, experience, and insight into the most recent issues in patent disputes. Read more

Aaron Swartz Was No Criminal

11/18/2014

Dan Purcell, one of Swartz' lawyers, writes about the spiteful and unreasonable charges that led to his suicide—and MIT's gutless support of his prosecutors. Read more

Decline in Patent Suits Raises Questions for Attorneys, Law Firms

11/11/2014

Ashok Ramani comments on how the Alice decision will impact NPE lawsuits seeking nuisance fee settlements. Read more

Did My Copyright Get Lost In The Cloud?

11/07/2014

Michael Kwun will present this topic at the 2014 NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Convention. Read more

How is the Venture Community Affected by the Criminalization of Trade Secret Law under the Economic Espionage Act?

11/04/2014

Stuart Gasner discusses how under the Economic Espionage Act, even the most run-of-the-mill trade secret case can be prosecuted as a criminal matter. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Summary Judgment for TSMC in Patent Dispute with Ziptronix

10/21/2014

Ziptronix had asserted nine patents and more than 500 claims over TSMC’s manufacturing of semiconductors. Read more

Intellectual Property Concerns in 3D Printing

10/15/2014

Paven Malhotra will present at the New Strategies, Materials and Applications for 3D Printing conference. Read more

Asim Bhansali and Adam Lauridsen Win Summary Judgment for T-Mobile

10/15/2014

On behalf of T-Mobile, Keker & Van Nest defeated High Point SARL's multi-patent infringement case in New Jersey federal court. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of the 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law

09/26/2014

Law360 included Ms. Anderson in its select group of female attorneys for leading the charge in waging high-stakes patent battles and other sophisticated intellectual property litigation. Read more

Quyen Ta Named one of The Recorder's Women Leaders in Tech Law

09/18/2014

Ms. Ta litigates high-stakes cases for technology companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), HTC and Impax. Read more

Judge tosses out fired executive's lawsuit against Netflix, Amazon.com

09/16/2014

Rachael Meny and her team protected Netflix Inc. from claims made by a former executive, who believed the company blacklisted him from employment at Amazon. Read more

When Venture Investors and Companies Clash

09/04/2014

Stuart Gasner speaks about when the relationship between venture capital funds and the companies in which they invest unravels. Read more

Google Will Collect $1.3 million from Patent Troll that Sued its Customers

08/27/2014

Christa Anderson and Jennifer Huber successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations in Marshall, Texas. 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

The Real Revolution In 3D Printing

07/31/2014

Paven Malhotra speaks to Forbes about how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) may be applied in the world of 3D printing. Read more

Keker Scores Circuit Win for Intuitive Surgical

07/17/2014

Michael Celio and Cody Harris defeat securities class action. Read more

Ninth Circuit Publishes Rare Securities Opinion

07/16/2014

Michael Celio and Cody Harris secured a complete vindication for Intuitive Surgical Inc., a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge robotic surgery devices, from an aggressive securities class action. Read more

Judge Sides With SanDisk in Trade Secrets Fight

06/24/2014

Sandisk lead counsel Jeff Chanin and his team won a preliminary injunction requiring South Korea-based SK Hynix Inc. to hand over the alleged secrets. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Protects Renewable Products Company Amyris from Frivolous Securities Class Action

06/17/2014

Judge’s order overwhelmingly favors Amyris, plaintiff abandons case. Read more

Copying in the Digital Age: Intellectual Property Rights and Additive Manufacturing

June 10-12, 2014

Paven Malhotra will present at the 2014 RAPID Conference, which covers the latest developments, trends and techniques specific to additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D scanning Read more

Fed. Circ. Tosses University's Patent Suit Against Intel

06/09/2014

The Federal Circuit day affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the University of New Mexico's patent arm alleging Intel Corp. infringed a patent for lithographic methods used in semiconductor manufacturing 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

Brian Ferrall Weighs In On High Court's Patent Indefiniteness Ruling

06/02/2014

The Supreme Court ruled the Federal Circuit's long-standing precedent for proving a patent indefinite allowed for too much ambiguity. Mr. Ferrall explains why the decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. is significant. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

05/27/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

Patent litigation proponents pursue other efforts as Senate bill stalls

05/22/2014

Ashok Ramani comments on what needs to occur before Congress considers more legislation. 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

Bob Van Nest and Ashok Ramani Named to Daily Journal's List of Top 75 IP Attorneys

04/09/2014

Winners helped to advance technological innovation and chance the law, handling work critical to the future of the technology and other industries. Read more

Patent Trolls and Patent Reform Conference

03/21/2014

Patent reform is once again in the headlines, as the Supreme Court, Congress, and even state attorneys general target perceived abuses of the litigation system by patent trolls and others. Ashok Ramani and other knowledgeable lawyers, judges, and academics will discuss the prospects and impact of the most likely reforms. 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

Trendy 3D Printing Sure to Produce More IP Fights

02/17/2014

Paven Malhotra examines the implications 3-D printing holds for intellectual property rights. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Defeats Patent Troll in Marshall, Texas

01/27/2014

On behalf of Google, Christa Anderson and her team successfully sued patent troll Beneficial Innovations Inc. Read more

In Late Game Upset, EA Wins Copyright Dispute Over Madden Football

01/22/2014

In a stunning order, Breyer entered judgment for Electronic Arts in a dispute with video game designer Robin Antonick, who had accused the company of cheating him out of royalties for the wildly popular Madden Football series. Read more

Elliot Peters Speaks About Aaron Swartz's Legacy to Democracy Now

01/21/2014

The news program covered the new documentary, "The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," and spoke with Swartz’s family, his lawyer Elliot Peters, and filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. 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

ITC Confirms Groundbreaking Patent Victory on Behalf of Netflix

11/01/2013

The U.S. International Trade Commission affirmed an ITC judge's ruling that Keker & Van Nest's client Netflix Inc.'s streaming software didn't infringe digital entertainment technology company Rovi Corp.'s patented parental control and program guide technology. Read more

Christa Anderson Named one of the Top Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/29/2013

Ms. Anderson was chosen for her proven ability to handle game-changing, law-shaping, market moving work in the technology sector. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Helps Comcast Shake Contract Claims in Networking IP Row

07/22/2013

A Delaware federal judge dealt a blow to British Telecommunications PLC in a pair of suits claiming infringement of several of data networking patents it has licensed, tossing the corporation's contracts counterclaims against Cox Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. 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

Ashok Ramani Leads Netflix to Victory in Groundbreaking ITC Patent Case

06/10/2013

The multi-patent case involved novel arguments which tested the ITC's definition of “unfair foreign competition.” Read more

3D Printing's Main Legal Battles Will Be Over Intellectual Property

06/07/2013

Paven Malhotra comments on the legal implications of 3D printing technology. Read more

Legal World Braces for 3D Printing Revolution

05/28/2013

Paven Malhotra discusses the potential intellectual property litigation which may arise from 3D printing. Read more

Bob Van Nest and Christa Anderson Lead Google to Victory in Patent Infringement Case

04/18/2013

Suffolk Technologies alleged the Google Adsense advertising placement technology infringed one of Suffolk’s patents. 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

Elliot Peters Discusses Prosecutorial Overreach in Aaron Swartz Case

02/22/2013

NBC interviewed Mr. Peters about why the government went after Internet prodigy and activist Aaron Swartz for allegations surrounding computer hacking. Read more

Bob Van Nest Named One of the Recorder's Attorneys of the Year

02/11/2013

The Recorder selected Mr. Van Nest for leading the team which defended Google from Oracle's $6 billion copyright and patent claims over technology in the Android operating system. After a six-week trial against formidable opponents, Mr. Van Nest's client was on the hook for precisely $0. Read more

Mobile Patent Wars: Any End In Sight?

12/07/2012

Bob Van Nest comments on the current Apple/Android wars. 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

Twitter Off The Hook In $40M Virtual Community IP Suit

11/01/2011

Elliot Peters and David Silbert win a defense verdict from a federal jury in Virginia. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Complete Victory for Google in Lafayette, Louisiana

09/23/2011

Led by Ashok Ramani, Keker & Van Nest defeats trademark and unfair competition case. Read more

When Key Employees Go to Competitors

05/09/2011

Rachael Meny provides five steps companies can take to steps to minimize the potential litigation risks associated with key employee hires. Read more