V&E serves clients located in Silicon Valley through our Palo Alto office, and its deep bench of lawyers who have decades of experience practicing in this technology hotbed. Our lawyers have significant knowledge and strength in virtually every sector doing business in the Valley, including consumer and enterprise software, Internet and e-commerce, computers and other electronics, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, clean energy, and industrial manufacturing.
Beyond providing expertise in complex
litigation and investigations in the areas of intellectual property, white
collar, antitrust, securities, product liability and environmental law, we serve
as a trusted advisor to Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs and investors, as well
as the area’s well-established high-profile
companies, partnering with each of them in their drive for
innovation and excellence. Our broad legal
experience and interdisciplinary approach enable us to anticipate our clients'
needs and identify and resolve the issues critical to the matter at hand. Clients
look to V&E for guidance on the most challenging aspects of their
business and we understand
that knowing the law is not enough — we strive to know a client’s business,
industry, and goals. Whether
our client is a young or mature company in an established
or emerging industry,
we roll up our
sleeves and collaborate with clients to design
custom-tailored solutions for their strategic success.
intellectual property lawyers are leaders in patent, copyright, trademark and
trade secrets disputes, and hold technical degrees across the spectrum of technology
fields, including computer science, electrical and industrial engineering, and chemical
and biological sciences. We
represent clients in federal and state courts around the nation and before the International
Trade Commission, as well as litigate post-grant review proceedings before the
Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We have
successfully tried some of the most notable bet-the-company patent litigation
and other complex technology litigation disputes, and have been recognized in
the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading
Palo Alto attorneys also work with colleagues throughout the firm to represent
clients with respect to antitrust issues, international arbitrations, tax,
finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, development
projects, and other transactions.
V&E’s Palo Alto office is an integral part of the Firm’s
Asia-Pacific practice, and represents numerous clients throughout Asia, in Taiwan,
Korea, Japan, and
China, in particular. Many of our attorneys
are fluent in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese.
proud to be active participants in the local legal community and work alongside
several notable organizations, including the Silicon Valley Intellectual
Property Law Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon
Valley, and The Honorable William A. Ingram American Inn of Court, in their
missions to educate and foster communication among peer groups, as well as aid
underserved populations. Our attorneys
also love to share their knowledge and experience with those coming up in the
law field, and do so by mentoring students from local universities, including Santa
Clara University School of Law and Stanford Law School.