Russ is a mechanical engineer and registered patent attorney who has developed broad experience in all phases of patent law. His practice focuses on patent infringement litigation, counseling, trade secrets, technology-related commercial disputes, and other intellectual property matters including trademarks.
He is experienced in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, claim construction (Markman) briefs, successful motions for summary judgment on infringement and validity issues, trial, to appeals to the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit. He has litigated in federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and in arbitration. He has litigated in diverse technical fields, including semiconductors, microprocessors, and consumer audio products, encryption, and mechanical devices.
Russ is also experienced in prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and brings this knowledge to his counseling and litigation matters. He has been involved in the prosecuting more than 100 patent applications in such fields as medical devices, office products, manufacturing equipment, and lithographic printing.
"California’s Proposition 37 would Require Strict GMO Food Labeling," co-author, Food and Beverage Law Alert (October 2012)
"E-Discovery: Computer-assisted coding is a powerful tool to control complex case e-discovery costs," co-author, InsideCounsel (May 2012)
"E-discovery: Popular patent venue in Texas adopts model order to rein in e-discovery costs," co-author, InsideCounsel (April 2012)
"Supreme Court: New Ruling On Patentable Subject Matter," co-author, Hanson Bridgett IP Alert (March 2012) featured in Bar Association of San Francisco’s counsel Newsletter (May 2012)
"Getting Out of the Eastern District of Texas," co-author, IP LAW360 (April 2011)
"A Patently Good Idea: Recent Court Rulings Highlight the Importance of Legal Counsel in Order to Avoid Patent Infringement Claims," co author, MX: Medtech Executive (August 2010)
"Federal Circuit Gives Claim Term Plain Meaning, Despite 'Yielding an Absurdity'," ACC Lexology (June 2010)
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