Intellectual Property

Clients turn to us to resolve their thorniest copyright and trademark litigation matters. We quickly identify and focus on the key issues for trademark-infringement, dilution, and Lanham Act false-advertising actions; as well as the novel secondary liability and DMCA issues that arise as new technologies change the way consumers access protected material.

Clients turn to us to resolve their thorniest copyright and trademark litigation matters. We quickly identify and focus on the key issues for trademark-infringement, dilution, and Lanham Act false-advertising actions; as well as the novel secondary liability and DMCA issues that arise as new technologies change the way consumers access protected material.

Ex-NFL Players Can't Sue EA Over 'Madden' Game As A Class

August 20, 2018

A California federal judge has ruled that retired players cannot collectively sue Electronic Arts Inc. for featuring them in Madden NFL video games without authorization, a major victory for the game maker after years of litigation. Read more

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

Judge Cuts Calif. Publicity Claim From Madden Suit

August 07, 2017

A California federal judge trimmed a state law claim from a suit filed by former NFL players against Electronic Arts. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile/Social Gaming Clones: Evolution Or Theft?

04/24/2013

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 Named One of California's Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators

04/17/2013

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

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

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

Law360 Names Bob Van Nest Intellectual Property MVP

12/05/2012

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

11/21/2012

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

Blockbuster IP Trials

10/04/2012

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

The Future of APIs

06/28/2012

Matthias Kamber provides insights on the copyrightability of APIs. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Top Rankings from Chambers

06/08/2012

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"

06/06/2012

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

05/24/2012

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

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

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

Keker & Van Nest Win Sweeping Victory in Copyright Case

10/05/2011

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

10/04/2011

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

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 "Total Victory" for Gaming Industry Leader in Trademark Suit

06/16/2011

Jamie Slaughter and Adam Laurisden successfully defended Electronic Arts Inc. in a trademark suit brought by heirs of 1930s American bank robber, John Dillinger. Read more

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

03/15/2011

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

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

03/15/2011

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

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

"Why Viacom v. YouTube Matters (Besides the $1 Billion)"

11/18/2010

Michael Kwun addressed the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., New York Chapter Read more

District Court's Dismissal of Viacom's Lawsuit Against YouTube

09/14/2010

Michael Kwun presented before the Los Angeles Copyright Society Read more