Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), a global law firm, has launched a complimentary tracker for IP cases in the Northern District of California (“N.D. Cal.”), which is widely regarded as a destination district for high-tech and life sciences related intellectual property (IP) disputes.
The resource center provides insights on the judges, trends, and decisions for IP cases for the last five years in the U.S. District Court for N.D. Cal.
There have been approximately 1,400 patent cases, 1,150 copyright cases, 90 trade secrets, and 1,050 trademark cases filed in N.D. Cal. in the past five years. The San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose divisions handle all of the intellectual property cases.
The resource center is searchable by judge, party name, and case dates, and covers claim constructions, Section 101 motions, summary judgments, and verdicts. It includes an interactive map about each of the divisions, including specific information on the judges. The resource center also provides additional information regarding insights into the Northern District’s approach to intellectual property cases and links to resources, such as local rules and model protective orders.
In the past 15 years, MoFo’s lawyers have handled more than 220 cases in N.D. Cal., including many seminal IP cases that have shaped the high-tech, life sciences, and consumer products industries.
“Morrison & Foerster is the go-to law firm for clients with complex, high-stakes matters in U.S. District Courts, including in the Northern District of California,” said Michael Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s IP Practice Group.
MoFo has 17 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.