Intellectual Property

Representative clients

Google  •  Comcast  •  Qualcomm  •  SanDisk  •  Netflix  •  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  •  Arista Networks  •  Electronic Arts  •  Genentech  •  LinkedIn  •  Twitter

When cases matter most, the world’s leading innovators and product developers call on us to protect their technology and intellectual property, indeed the core of their business. We help our clients deal with IP disputes of every type -- patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.  



When cases matter most, the world’s leading innovators and product developers call on us to protect their technology and intellectual property, indeed the core of their business. We help our clients deal with IP disputes of every type -- patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.  



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

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

Daily Journal Names Four Keker Partners Among Top IP Lawyers

August 16, 2017

The Daily Journal has named Keker, Van Nest & Peters partners Christa Anderson, Brian Ferrall, Ashok Ramani and Robert Van Nest among the top intellectual property lawyers in California. Read more

Making It Look Easy: Storytelling in Complex Technology Trials

May 09, 2017

During the ABTL program, Keker, Van Nest & Peters lawyers will share their approaches to educating the jury, telling a compelling story, and building a trial strategy. Read more

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


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

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Securing Your Trade Secrets


Warren Braunig will address civil and criminal liabilities, challenges, and consequences of the Act. Read more

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


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

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholds major lower-court victory for Netflix.


TiVo’s “TV Guide” patents are DOA at appeals court. Read more

Defend Trade Secrets Act


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

Justices May Take Away Weapon Favored By NPE Defendants


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

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


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


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


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


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

Litigating Over Trade Secrets


Ben Berkowitz will give a presentation on trade secret litigation to the Marin County Bar Association. Read more

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


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

Law360 Names Keker & Van Nest's Robert Van Nest An Icon Of IP


“I’ve worked with a handful of great trial lawyers, and he is certainly among them. There are very few people who can run a case like Bob can run a case,” said Catherine Lacavera, director of IP and litigation for Google Inc. Read more

Litigators of the Week: Robert Van Nest and Christa Anderson


With $9 billion on the line, Google Inc. never lost faith in its lawyers at Keker & Van Nest. That decision paid off late last week after a second trial in the case, when a jury sided with the online search giant. Read more

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero


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

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


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

10th Annual Patent Law Institute - San Francisco


Sharif Jacob will present "Non-Practicing Entities: What's the Big Deal?" 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


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


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

Trial Lawyers Brace for Blockbuster Cases in 2016


Robert Van Nest is set to reprise the "World Series of IP" this spring. He's also set to defend Arista Networks over patent and copyright claims brought by rival Cisco Systems in November. Read more

Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight


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

The State of IP Across Industry Verticals


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

Printing 3D Medical Devices Comes With Substantial Liability Risk


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

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


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


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


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

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law


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


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

Netflix Scores Victory in Rovi Patent Litigation


Ashok Ramani and his team won summary judgment of invalidity on all five patents. Read more

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


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


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


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

Paven Malhotra Discusses the Latest Legal Issues Surrounding 3D Printing


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

Crossed Wires: Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age


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


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

Staging a Multi-front Patent War


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


David Silbert and his team score a win for LinkedIn. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute


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

International Women's Leadership Forum


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

General Counsel Conference West Coast


Brian Ferrall and Christa Anderson will present "Critical Strategic Considerations at the Outset of Patent Litigation Defense." Read more

Decline in Patent Suits Raises Questions for Attorneys, Law Firms


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

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


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

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique


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

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


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

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


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


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

Brian Ferrall and His Team Score Another Patent Win for Intel in the Federal Circuit


The Federal Circuit declined to review a ruling in a semiconductor patent dispute that found infringement suits must be thrown out when the co-owner of a patent decides not to participate. Read more

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


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

The Real Revolution In 3D Printing


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


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

Judge Sides With SanDisk in Trade Secrets Fight


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

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


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

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


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


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

Keker & Van Nest Helps Medtronic Reach Global Settlement in Heart Valve Patent Litigation


The settlement wipes out two large jury awards that had raised the threat of an injunction against potentially lifesaving heart valve technology. Read more

Hot Topics in Trade Secrets Law


Simona Agnolucci and her fellow panelists will speak at the Bar Association of San Francisco. Read more

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


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

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named Two of California's Top Women Lawyers


Ms. Little was recognized for handling prestigious white collar litigation, and Ms. Harriman for defeating a high-stakes copyright case. Read more

2014 Patent Disputes Forum


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


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


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


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

Keker & Van Nest Defeats Patent Troll in Marshall, Texas


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

Best Practices for Litigating & Managing Disputes under AIA


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


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

Supreme Court Enters Fray Over Patent Fee Awards


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

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


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


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


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

Traditional Gaming Meets the New Frontier


Ben Hur and his fellow panelists will discuss recent developments in patent law, case law updates such as the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2013 decision in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., recent developments in ITC based litigation, and practical changes resulting from 2011’s Patent Reinvention Act. Read more

Ashok Ramani Leads Netflix to Victory in Groundbreaking ITC Patent Case


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

Lawyers Weigh In On Obama 'Patent Troll' Initiatives


Brian Ferrall and Ashok Ramani speak to Law360 about the President's legislative and executive proposals aimed at curbing frivolous lawsuits. Read more

Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity: What every attorney should know


Rachael Meny and her fellow panelists will provide advice on how to protect company 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

Mobile/Social Gaming Clones: Evolution Or Theft?


Ben Hur and Michelle Ybarra will cover what constitutes “cloning,” and how courts and current IP laws address this hot topic. Read more

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


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

Bob Van Nest Named One of California's Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators


Mr. Van Nest was chosen for successfully representing Google and HTC in landmark cases. Read more

Matthias Kamber Named Rising Star


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

Patent Disputes 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


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

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


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?


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

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


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

Law360 Names Bob Van Nest Intellectual Property MVP


He earned the title by leading Google to a sweeping victory in a patent and copyright suit brought by Oracle, and representing HTC in its recently-settled smartphone patent dispute with Apple. Read more

Copyright Suit Over UCLA Video Streaming Thrown Out


The suit, the first of its kind in the nation, alleged UCLA violated the copyrights of educational-video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty. Read more

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


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

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


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

Bob Van Nest Will Speak Before the Association of General Counsel


Mr. Van Nest will be a panelist for "The Patent Wars," the fall meeting of the AGC. Read more

Blockbuster IP Trials


Tips from the lawyers who have tried the biggest patent and copyright cases in the Northern District. Read more

Federal Circuit Affirms Win for Comcast


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

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"


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


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

Keker & Van Nest Wins Top Rankings from Chambers


Listed as Band 1 attorneys in white collar, commercial litigation and intellectual property. Read more

How Robert Van Nest Led His Team to Victory in the "World Series of IP Trials"


Google lawyer sticks to his guns: facing long odds Robert Van Nest, wins over judge and jury. Read more

Robert Van Nest Named Litigator of the Week


American Lawyer chose Mr. Van Nest for defeating Oracle Corp. in its multi-billion dollar intellectual property battle with Google over Java technology. Read more

ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators


This book serves as a single-source guide examining the intersection between the statutory and regulatory scheme governing approval of generic pharmaceuticals and U.S. patent law in the context of Paragraph IV ANDA litigation. Read more

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


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


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

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal in Trade Secret Suit


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

Keker & Van Nest Named a "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 Companies in Litigation and Intellectual Property


Fortune 500® companies named Keker & Van Nest a Go-To Law Firm for delivering “exceptional work” to in-house legal departments in litigation and intellectual property. Read more

Robert Van Nest and Elliot Peters Named to List of Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers


Lawyers on this list worked on the world's cutting-edge issues and had the greatest impact on their clients and their area of law. Read more

Impact: Critical Changes in Patent Law


This webinar will cover the most recent cases and legislation to significantly impact patent law and the patent system. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Defends Client's Combat Video Game From Trademark Claims


Jamie Slaughter and Adam Lauridsen assert Electronic Arts did not infringe trademark rights by using brand-name helicopters in a military combat video game because its expressive work is protected by the First Amendment and the doctrine of nominative fair use. Read more

Digital Sharing Gets More Protection from Ninth Circuit


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

Litigating A Trade Secret Case From Inception Through Trial


Dan Purcell and other leading trade secret practitioners will present the defense and plaintiff perspectives in this advanced seminar. Read more

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


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

Brian Ferrall to Speak at Premier Patent Litigation Conference


The twelfth annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation features a stellar faculty, including nationally renowned trial attorneys and patent counsel from coast to coast, the Director of the USPTO, judges, and in-house counsel from Google and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Win Sweeping Victory in Copyright Case


A California federal judge dismissed a breach of contract suit alleging the University of California, Los Angeles, violated the copyrights of educational-video makers when it implemented a system for streaming videos online to students and faculty. Read more

Hot Topics in Copyright Law


Ben Berkowitz discussed recent copyright decisions and the implications for public policy and private rights. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Lawyer of the Year in IP, Patent, Legal Malpractice


John Keker, Robert Van Nest and Susan Harriman win "Lawyer of the Year" for IP, Patent Litigation and Legal Malpractice respectively. Read more

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


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

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America


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


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

How to Protect Your IP from Walking out the Door


Ashok Ramani will present at the 2011 NASABA Convention. Read more

When Key Employees Go to Competitors


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

Robert Van Nest and David Silbert Named Top IP Litigators


The Daily Journal names Keker & Van Nest partners Robert Van Nest and David Silbert to its list of Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California. Read more

Digital Property, Extraterritoriality, and the Evolution of the First Sale Doctrine


Mr. Berkowitz addressed when and how post-sale copyright restraints are justified in a digital and global economy, and its effect on creativity, prices and consumer choices. Read more

Digital Property, Extraterritoriality, and the Evolution of the First Sale Doctrine


Ben Berkowitz addressed when and how post-sale copyright restraints are justified in a digital and global economy, and its effect on creativity, prices and consumer choices. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Successfully Defends Premier Silicon Valley Software Company


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

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal of ITC Investigation


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

Robert Van Nest and Jeffrey Chanin Named Top IP Litigators


The Daily Journal recognizes their work on cutting-edge IP issues Read more

Jeffrey Chanin Named the 2010 California Lawyer of the Year


California Lawyer magazine named Keker & Van Nest partner Jeffrey Chanin a 2010 Attorney of the Year in the area of intellectual property law. Read more

Jeffrey Chanin Named Litigator of the Week


The American Lawyer highlights his trade secrets win for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Read more

Keker Wins Tech Case Worth Up to $2 Billion

November 04, 2009

An Alameda County jury handed Keker & Van Nest a clear victory in a hard-fought trade secrets trial. Read more

Michael Kwun Named a Leading IP Litigator


The Daily Journal selected Mr. Kwun for its list of Top 75 IP Litigators in California. Read more

David Silbert and His Team Win Summary Judgment for Comcast In $590M Suit


A federal judge ruled in favor of Comcast Cable Communications Corp. in a patent infringement suit filed by Finisar Corp. Read more

On Everyone's Short List


Keker & Van Nest has spent a decade transforming itself into one of the nation's best and leanest IP litigation firms. Read more

Chambers ranks Keker, Van Nest & Peters as one of the top Intellectual property firms in the nation. John Keker, Robert Van Nest and Jeffrey Chanin are ranked as Band 1 lawyers in California. 

Our 2015 victory for LinkedIn was named one of the "Top Defense Verdicts" of the year by the Daily Journal

Robert Van Nest was named the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by California Lawyer, and the 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" by the Daily Journal and The Recorder for successfully defending Google against Oracle's $6 billion copyright and patent claims over technology in the Android operating system. 

The Daily Journal has recognized Robert Van Nest, Ashok Ramani, David Silbert, Jeffrey Chanin, Elliot Peters, and Michael Kwun as Leading IP Litigators in California.

Legal 500 stated we have "the ability to cut through to the essence of a case and empower juries and judges to decide complex issues."