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Abigail Lubow
Abigail Lubow
Senior Associate — Intellectual Property
Senior Associate — Intellectual Property

Abigail Lubow

Abigail Lubow
San Francisco

555 Mission Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105

Abigail Lubow

Abigail Lubow is a member of the Intellectual Property group. A registered patent attorney, her practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation for technology companies in the hardware and software industries.

Abigail’s litigation experience includes assisting with trial and witness preparation, managing discovery, and conducting legal research. Her legal experience further includes preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, drafting freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions, and conducting due diligence in mergers and acquisitions with substantial IP issues.

Prior to practicing law, Abigail obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Yale University, focusing on semiconductor device physics and gaining in-depth knowledge of semiconductor fabrication, compound semiconductor devices, and optoelectronics, including LEDs and avalanche photodiodes. During her studies, she completed research internships at Sematech in Austin, Texas and at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. She has authored or co-authored 4 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and has a patent for a microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based motion sensing security system.

Experience Highlights

  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented major technology company in copyright infringement action pertaining to copyrightability of application programming interfaces

  • (W.D. Tex.) — Lead trial counsel for video and telecommunications company in trade secret lawsuit against a former employee that left to join the client’s direct competitor, resulting in defendant agreeing to cease use of the asserted trade secrets

  • (S.D. Fla.) — Represented large electronics manufacturer in a patent infringement action involving digital televisions

  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc. in intellectual property matters associated with its acquisition of Magnetic Variation Services, LLC (MagVAR), which provides geomagnetic modeling services to enhance the accuracy of directional drilling surveys


  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Yale University, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 2009
  • Yale University, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2004
  • Yale University, B.S., Engineering Sciences (Electrical); B.S., International Studies and Distinction in the major, 2002
  • Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Tokyo, Intern, Summer 2001
  • Sematech, Austin TX, Intern, Summer 2007— performed research on characterization of SiGe transistors
  • Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Chinese (Mandarin), college level
  • “Gender Differences in Obtaining and Maintaining Patent Rights, ” Bar Association of San Francisco, May 10, 2018, San Francisco, CA (speaker)
  • “Federal Circuit Addresses Limits of Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard,” V&E IP Insights E-communication, September 28, 2017 (co-author)
  • R. Saleh, J. F. Klemic, A. Lubow, M. Meras. “Security system incorporating a single modular unit motion sensor,” United States Patent & Trademark Office, U.S. Patent No. 6,992,585 (2006).
  • D. B. Kacedon, J. C. Paul, and A. Lubow. “Patent Licensee’s Transfer of All Its Interests for All but One Day of the Entire Term of the License Was an Assignment, Not a Sublicense,” LES Insights, October 14, 2014.
  • D. B. Kacedon, A. Lubow, and J. C. Paul. “Court Conditionally Agrees to Stay Patent Infringement Lawsuit Based on a Collateral Patent Office Proceeding for a Party Not Participating in the Patent Office Proceeding,” LES Insights, July 8, 2014.
  • A. Lubow, S. Ismail-Beigi, and T. P. Ma, “Comparison of Drive Currents in MOSFETs Made of Si, Ge, GaAs, InGaAs and InAs Channels,” Applied Physics Letters, 96, 122105 (2010).
  • L. Y. Song, A. Lubow, C. Xiong, X. Pan, T.P. Ma, R. Harris, P. Majhi, P. Kirsch, and H.-H. Tseng, “Charge Pumping and Carrier Separation Characteristics of High-K Gated SiGe Channel p-MOSFETs,” Semiconductor Interface Specialist Conference (SISC) Technical Digest, Arlington, VA (2007).
  • H. R. Harris, P. Kalra, P. Majhi, M. Hussain, D. Kelly, J. Oh, D. He, C. Smith, J. Barnett, P. Kirsch, G. Gebara, J. Jur, D. Lichtenwalner, A. Lubow, T.P. Ma, G. Sung, S. Thompson, B. Hun Lee, H.-H. Tseng, and R. Jammy, “Band-Engineered Low PMOS VT with High-K/Metal Gate Including High Performance Dual Channel CMOS Integration Scheme,” 2007 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology, pp.154-5, June 2007.
  • T.P. Ma and A. Lubow, “CMOS Technologies with High-electron Mobility III-V Channels and High-k Gate Stacks,” Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 2009.
  • A. Lubow, S. Ismail-Beigi, T.P.Ma, “Study of Inversion Capacitances and Drive Currents in High Mobility Semiconductors.” Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics & Optoelectronics, 2009.
  • T.P. Ma and A. Lubow. Invited Talk. “Future CMOS Technologies with high-mobility channel materials.” 5th International Symposium on Advanced Gate Stack Technology, 2008.
  • Article about thesis: Mike Cooke, Capacity of InGaAs to increase drive current in nano MOSFETs, Semiconductor Today (2010), items/2010/APRIL/YALE 010410.htm