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Lisa Kobialka, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in the Silicon Valley office, focuses on both litigation and counseling clients in the area of complex intellectual property and general litigation matters. She was named one of the top 250 Women in IP in Managing Intellectual Property's 2013 Edition of IP Stars. She has handled trials and evidentiary hearings in numerous jurisdictions across the United States involving claims for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and trademark infringement, as well as breach of contract and tort claims. She has represented clients as both plaintiff and defendant in over 150 litigations throughout the country. Most recently, she tried several different multi-patent cases in the District of Delaware, one involving antivirus software and computer products and the other involving social networking architecture. She represents clients in a variety of technology related industries, with a particular emphasis on the energy, computer science and the pharmaceutical sectors.

Ms. Kobialka is active in the intellectual property legal community and has been a long term member of several intellectual property organizations, including the American IP Association. She is presently a lifetime member of the Japanese American Bar Association, and has memberships with the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Women’s Intellectual Property Law Association.

Ms. Kobialka serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Representative Experience 

  • Obtained in evidentiary bankruptcy proceedings a valuation of a multi-patent dispute involving semiconductor packaging, permitting the semiconductor company to petition for confirmation of a Plan of Reorganization.
  • Obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement in a multi-patent dispute involving network security technology and a defense verdict of non-infringement on counterclaims of patent infringement on software patents, which was upheld on appeal before the Federal Circuit. 
  • Obtained determination of invalidity of patent involving networking communications. 
  • Obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement of a patent involving steel equipment and handled the successful appeal, affirming the trial court’s decision. 
  • Obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement of patents involving hematopoietic stem cells. 
  • Successfully defended trade secret misappropriation claims involving enterprise software at a bench trial. 
  • Obtained favorable settlement at trial while representing a plaintiff in a trademark infringement, unfair competition action and breach of contract dispute. 
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction involving recycling companies in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in a trademark infringement dispute. 
  • Obtained jury verdict on claim of patent infringement involving mass flow controller equipment for semiconductor manufacturing.

J.D., University of San Francisco, 1997
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1993
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1992
U.S.C.A., 9th Circuit
U.S.D.C., Central District of California
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of California
U.S.D.C., Northern District of California
U.S.D.C., Southern District of California
U.S.C.A., Federal Circuit
    -American Bar Association
    -Japanese American Bar Association - Lifetime member
    -California Bar Association
    -American IP Association
    -National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    -Women's Intellectual Property Law Association