Wendel Rosen’s Intellectual Property Legal Forum is a group blog produced by the Intellectual Property Practice Group attorneys at the Oakland, California law firm of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP. In this blog we cover issues across a broad spectrum of IP issues related to:
Meet the Team. . .
Look for posts from these Wendel Rosen attorney contributors.
Kevin Brodehl – Hi, I’m Kevin Brodehl, and I’m a litigation partner at Wendel Rosen. My IP practice focuses on prosecuting and defending claims of trade secret misappropriation and “corporate raiding” for middle-market companies, and also includes trademark, patent and licensing disputes. I do not have a science degree, but can still use the term “orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing” in a sentence. Aside from litigating IP disputes, I’m also frequently in court for cases involving real estate and secured lending.
Joshua Cohen – Call me Joshua, Josh actually. I’m an IP attorney who’s played offense and defense, bringing and defending trade secret, infringement (trademark, copyright and patent), high tech product defect and a mixed bag of other IP matters. I am constantly entertained by how quickly and effectively existing legal precedents are outstripped by technological evolution and the devious minds of IP attorneys, present company included.
Jason Horst – Hey there. My name is Jason Horst. I litigate cases involving IP and technology disputes. Many seem to believe that only reformed computer programmers or scientists can defend an infringement case or prosecute an action for breach of a technology contract, but I am neither. I am, nonetheless, consistently able to obtain positive results for my clients because I know a secret: 99% of the time, the key to handling IP and tech cases is having the patience to learn how the technology in question interacts (or was supposed to interact) with the world at large and the story-telling ability to explain that interaction to a lay audience. I am a patient man, and I love telling stories.
Katherine Kao – Hi, I’m Katherine. I’m secretly an avid TV watcher and shameless pop culture fanatic, and I try to justify these “interests” by writing about them in a legal context. Outside of my couch and the IP Legal Forum, I also enjoy yoga, camping, and spending time with the family dog (and sometimes the family people).
Richard Lyons – My name is Richard (aka “Dick”) Lyons. I’m an IP and business transactions attorney. I’ve worked with many food companies on trademarks, brand protection, licensing, financing, product R&D and other issues. Some say I get to eat my words when clients send edible gifts. I also enjoy the IP issues of software and entertainment companies. When I’m not at work, I may be playing jazz with my combo at a venue near you.
Leonard Marquez – Hi, I’m Leonard, a litigation partner at Wendel Rosen. When your case needs someone who knows the ins and outs of litigation—be it preparing for trial, doing discovery and investigation, or handling court motions and other proceedings—that is where I come in. I have handled all manner of litigation matters, including IP related cases ranging from high-tech startups wrestling with landlord tenant issues to international disputes over distributorship agreements and food labeling laws. I have been in the trenches of litigation for nearly 15 years and pride myself on having a client focused approached to litigation. I work closely with you so that you know what is going on and are involved in the game plan to best achieve your goals. In my free time, I am a Lego brick building fanatic, and if you have been to the annual “Bricks by the Bay” Lego builder convention, you may have seen my handiwork.
Daniel Myers – I’m Dan, an advertising attorney who spends a lot of time reviewing on-line, email, print, radio and TV ads and who helps clients make good decisions in the design and implementation of marketing, social media, promotional and pricing campaigns and strategies. When I’m not working on advertising matters, I’m negotiating, drafting and advising on leases, purchase agreements and other aspects of commercial real estate deals.
Eugene Pak – Hello, I’m Eugene Pak. Ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed building things and solving problems. Today, I help clients build and protect their IP rights, giving strategic and practical advice on trademarks, copyrights, advertising, license agreements, and privacy issues. I litigate cases too. I also serve as outside general counsel to many clients, including tech companies and craft breweries. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and kids, attending A’s games, doing yoga, and watching My Cat From Hell or a Steelers game.
Jennifer Tang – Salutations! My name is Jennifer Tang. By day, I am an intellectual property attorney working to build the value of my clients’ businesses by registering, protecting, and defending their trademarks and copyrights. By night, I am an avid bargain hunter, reader of fashion blogs, and watcher of YouTubefashion gurus. Anything dessert related is my kryptonite, while family and friends power up my chakra.