Since its founding twenty years ago, our firm has dedicated itself to serving the
business and intellectual property needs of its clients within California and abroad.

Our core team of partners and associates is experienced in comprehensive, innovative
legal strategies which help our clients excel in their business endeavors and resolve
their disputes with partners or third parties which threaten loss or damage to their
assets or competitive advantage.

Our expertise in corporate law includes stock and equity acquisitions, divestitures and
deal structuring, debt, equity, or venture financing, and all types of contractual
arrangements. In intellectual property matters, our strength is in the planning and
acquisition of IP portfolios in the U.S. and internationally, as well as the
commercialization of technologies and the protection of patents and trade secrets,
trademark and trade name rights, or copyright.

Because of the diverse technical and creative businesses of our clients, we are
conversant many technical fields, such as information and digital technology, clean
technology, biotechnology and advanced materials, i.e. graphites, silicon, ceramics.

Our networked attorneys enhance the range of services we offer, such as public
securities, patent prosecution or immigration law. And our associated consultants in
finance and management permit us to offer a comprehensive approach to today’s
business problems, which reach beyond legal issues.

In dispute resolution, we provide solid, practical advice as to the risks and benefits of
enforcing our clients’ rights or remedying damage incurred. We have a strong
reputation with our clients for developing unique strategies at all levels of a dispute
procedure to optimize settlement or other favorable outcomes in an effective, or where
possible cost saving manner.

We have long served clients based in the U.S. and other countries and have counseled
them on their international transactions and transnational disputes. In regard to
Germany we offer a unique set of skills in the German language and law. Our linguistic
fluency and cross cultural skills with other countries includes Spanish (Spain and Latin
America), French (France), and through our networked counsel, Chinese and
Japanese.

Our top priority is to help our clients in meeting their objectives, giving them the benefit
of our legal experience, with a focus on effective problem solving. As a legal team, we
are both agile and enterprising, and take pride in delivering the legal analysis and
strategies which make for a positive result.