• Lisa Kobialka has been at the forefront of some of the most challenging trials in different venues across the country and handled more than 200 litigations. She counsels and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex intellectual property litigation, including trials and evidentiary hearings in numerous jurisdictions across the United States involving claims for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and trademark infringement. Lisa represents clients in a variety of technology-related industries, with a particular emphasis on the energy, computer science and pharmaceutical sectors.

    She also represents clients in general litigation, including breach of contract and tort claims. In the past few years, she successfully tried several different multipatent cases, including one in the Northern District of California involving anti-virus software and computer products, and two separate trials in the District of Nebraska involving wireless carriers. She also handled a Lanham Act dispute for a Fortune 500 company in the District of Delaware that settled just hours before opening statements.

    In 2017, The Daily Journal recognized Lisa as a Top IP Lawyer in California, and The Recorder named her to their Women Leaders in Tech Law annual list. Silicon Valley Business Journal presented Lisa with the 2016 Women of Influence Award. Managing Intellectual Property named Lisa California Litigator of the Year in 2016, Patent Star and Trademark Star from 2015 through 2019, and one of the Top 250 Women in IP in its 2013 edition of IP Stars.

    Experience

    • Secured the largest patent verdict ever, a guaranteed minimum of $2.65 billion, on behalf of client Centripetal Networks Inc. in the first ever virtual federal trial–a patent infringement case against Cisco Systems Inc.

    • Obtained a favorable jury verdict of infringement for Finjan Inc., a Nasdaq-listed cybersecurity company, in a multipatent infringement suit against Sophos Inc.

    • Obtained a favorable settlement for Finjan Inc., a Nasdaq-listed cybersecurity company, in a patent suit against Proofpoint Inc., just three weeks before a scheduled trial.

    • Obtained a favorable settlement for Prism Technologies in a complex, high-stakes patent suit against AT&T Mobility, just hours before closing arguments in the seven-day trial.

    • Obtained a favorable settlement for MRC Global Inc., the largest North American distributor of pipe, valves and fittings to the energy industry, in a Lanham Act action brought by a manufacturer of bearings regarding the use of the MRC mark, just hours before opening statements.

    • Obtained a favorable jury verdict of infringement for Prism Technologies in a complex, high-stakes patent suit against Sprint, regarding patents developed by Prism related to technologies that enable access to data services on mobile devices.

    • Obtained a favorable jury verdict of infringement for Finjan, a Nasdaq-listed cybersecurity company, against Blue Coat Systems in patent infringement litigation involving the company’s proprietary real-time, behavior-based threat detection and prevention technology.

    • Obtained in evidentiary bankruptcy proceedings a valuation of a multipatent 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 multipatent dispute involving network security technology and a defense verdict of noninfringement on counterclaims of patent infringement on software patents, which were upheld on appeal before the Federal Circuit.

    • Obtained a determination of invalidity of a patent involving network communications.

    • Obtained a summary judgment of noninfringement 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 a favorable settlement at trial while representing a plaintiff in a trademark infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract dispute.

    • Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction involving recycling companies in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in a trademark infringement dispute.

    • Obtained a jury verdict on a claim of patent infringement involving mass flow controller equipment for semiconductor manufacturing.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1997
    • M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1993
    • B.A., University of California, Davis, 1992

    Bar Admissions

    • California, 1997

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S.C.A., Federal Circuit
    • 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

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • American IP Association
    • California Bar Association
    • Japanese American Bar Association — Lifetime member
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Women’s Intellectual Property Law Association