The Affinity Law Group APC

The Affinity Law Group offers its clients a full range of intellectual property services, including strategic planning counseling, prosecution and registration services.We assist clients in identifying intellectual property assets and formulating strategies to protect those assets. When intellectual property litigation or other disputes arise, we have the skill and experience to protect our client's interests and obtain favorable and cost effective resolution. We also have extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including administrative proceedings, mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals in both the federal and state courts.

The Firm's attorneys have years of experience handling a wide variety of intellectual property, business transaction and litigation matters. Because of our wealth of experience, we can provide our clients with high quality yet affordable representation in a broad range of intellectual property, business transaction and litigation matters. Our Firm's mission is to offer our clients individual attention and creative, cost effective representation of the type that often is not possible at largerfirms.

The Affinity Law Group APC
One American Plaza
600 West Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619-446-5661
Fax: 619-243-0088

Bingham McCutchen

Companies with intellectual property law issues want a law firm that is qualified along several dimensions: the requisite expertise, a successful track record, and an ability to keep the client's business objectives uppermost in mind. They also want cost-effectiveness. Bingham McCutchen delivers all this plus a unified team of intellectual property attorneys, with expertise in IP transactions, protection, and litigation. We have the specialized, in-depth expertise of "boutique" firms, but we can handle major transactions and litigation as well -- all under one roof. This works best for us, and, more importantly, it works best for our clients.

Bingham McCutchen
Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel:  415-393-2000
Fax: 415-393-2286

Farella Braun+Martel, LLP

Founded in 1962, the San Francisco-based firm is known for its imaginative legal solutions and for the dynamism and intellectual creativity of its lawyers. With a national reputation as advocates, negotiators and counselors, the 120-lawyer firm approaches its work from the client’s perspective, fostering a heightened awareness of individual client needs. This emphasis has enabled Farella Braun + Martel to retain a prestigious and diverse client list, from emerging growth companies to multinational corporations. The firm's litigation attorneys have handled complex commercial cases in a wide variety of fields-from class actions, securities, commodities and antitrust litigation to intellectual property and technology cases, from corporate merger disputes and franchise claims to professional liability, unfair competition and telecommunication claims. We are highly regarded for our appellate, environmental, employment, construction, insurance coverage, intellectual property and white collar criminal work. Farella Braun + Martel is committed to providing every client with the service they expect to meet their business needs.

Farella Braun+Martel, LLP
Russ Building - 30th Floor
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94104
Tel:  415-954-4400
Fax: 415-954-4480

Mastermind IP Law P.C.

With over fifteen years of scientific and legal experience in industry, law firms and government, MastermindSM IP Law offers the same high quality intellectual property law services as larger firms, but without the large firm price tag. Mastermind IP Law employs the same reliable systems and safeguards as expensive, nationally recognized firms, using state-of-the-art docketing, security, backup and recovery, remote access, research resources, and electronic data capture and storage systems. Nevertheless, the Mastermind business model allows considerable savings to be passed on to you.

Mastermind can provide just the right amount of services, whether your workload is too small for an in-house position, or whether you’d like more attention than you get from your name brand counsel. Mastermind is focused on flexible arrangements and can even provide on-site services, if needed. Mastermind caters to start-up businesses working on a tight budget and needing a bit of counseling to start off in the right direction. Mastermind is also available to assist with occasional overflow work. Mastermind IP Law is dedicated to providing customized, high quality, affordable intellectual property services that are integrated with the projects and goals that are important to your company. Let us help provide intellectual property solutions that maximize your bottom line.

Mastermind IP Law P.C.
421 Santa Marina Court
Escondido, CA 92029
Tel:  760-294-5160
Fax: 760-294-5161
Contact: Diane Gardner


NewTechLaw focuses on the acquisition and enforcement of the intellectual property assets of start-ups, emerging growth and established high-technology companies.  We provide a full-spectrum of IP services to our clients with specialized, in-depth expertise in all phases of identifying IP assets, prosecution of patents and trademarks, IP transactions, and litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, patent infringement analysis and opinions.  We have extensive experience in a wide range of electronics related technologies, including computer systems, devices, and circuits, software systems and algorithms, interactive/Web e-commerce systems, networks and telecommunications, and semiconductor materials and processes.  Our overriding goal is to provide our clients with innovative, personal service and counseling to ensure they realize the full value and benefit of their IP assets.

260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 208
Palo Alto, CA  94306-2009
Tel: 650-325-2100
Fax 650-325-2107
Email: Gerald B. Rosenberg

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody's Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Group provides comprehensive, innovative counsel to help clients advance their business interests and realize the full value of their intellectual property assets.  We have extensive experience in providing full-spectrum intellectual property services, including patent prosecution and interference, brand management, trademark, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property litigation.  Our clients are inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and leading academic institutions involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, optics, electronics, publishing, software, interactive media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.  Nixon Peabody also provides client-tailored counseling in connection with intellectual property related business transactions.

Nixon Peabody LLP
Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111-3996
Tel:  415-984-8200
Fax: 415-984-8300
Nixon Peabody LLP
600 Anton Blvd., Suite 1600
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel:  714-241-0101
Fax: 714-241-0105

Perkins Coie 

Perkins Coie LLP represents founders and emerging and established technology businesses in all facets of technology licensing, investment, acquisition, and management. We handle patent (prosecution, licensing, and litigation), trademark, domain name, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property issues. Our technology practice covers every segment of computer and information technology industries from hardware manufacturers, multimedia and software developers, authors, publishers, distributors, significant end users; Internet, eCommerce, and online service companies; entertainment and game companies; biomedical device and engineering companies; venture capital firms, and other large and small local, national and international technology companies. Perkins Coie's website is also a resource for the Perkins Coie Internet Case Digest.

San Francisco Office
180 Townsend Street
Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel:  415 344-7000
Fax:  415 344-7050
Los Angeles Office
1620 26th Street
Sixth Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel:  310-788-9900
Fax: 310-788-3399
Menlo Park Office
101 Jefferson Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel:  650-838-4300
Fax: 650-838-4350


Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer intellectual property practices cover a wide range of legal disciplines and knowledge industries. In addition to a long history of experience in the recognized disciplines of copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark and trade secret law, Proskauer provides a full scope of services to clients in businesses heavily dependent upon intellectual property, including those in the advertising, broadcast, cable, chemical, consumer electronics, cryptography, computer, e-commerce, high tech, Internet, materials science, pharmaceutical, publishing, entertainment, software, sports, telecommunications, and video processing industries.

Proskauer Rose LLP
2049 Century Park East,
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3206
Tel: 310-557-2900

Valerie Ann Nemeth

Valerie Ann Nemeth

Valerie has been in private practice since 1979, and as a sole practitioner since 1980. She has been active in the entertainment field since that time, forming a personal management company in 1981 for entertainment and sports personalities, for whom she remains an advisor.

Moving her practice to San Diego in 1984, she has concentrated her area of practice in the entertainment and intellectual property arenas, performing such services as negotiation and drafting of agreements in the music, film television and publishing fields, as well as the protection and licensing of trademark and copyright ownership.

Valerie also has served as an arbitrator for the Superior Courts of both Los Angeles and San Diego Counties since 1982. She is presently an adjunct professor of business law at the University of Redlands, a position she has held since 1995.

Valerie Ann Nemeth
191 Calle Magdalena, Suite 270
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel:  760-944-4130
Fax: 760-942-6043

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