Keith Slenkovich is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and the Business Trial Group.
Mr. Slenkovich is an experienced trial lawyer, who represents technology companies in intellectual property disputes and complex commercial litigation. As lead trial counsel, Mr. Slenkovich has taken more than 20 cases to verdict in state and federal courtrooms throughout the country. His intellectual property experience includes numerous patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark cases, including disputes alleging infringement or misappropriation in the clean tech, telecommunications, semiconductor, software, and manufacturing fields. As part of his intellectual property practice, Mr. Slenkovich regularly represents companies in Section 337 cases before the US International Trade Commission, and has tried matters to international tribunals such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. His commercial litigation experience includes cases involving unfair trade practices as well disputes arising out of the energy, construction, advertising and financial services industries. Mr. Slenkovich has argued to federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.
Mr. Slenkovich is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and all United States District Courts of California.
Mr. Slenkovich was a frequent guest lecturer in patent law courses at University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and Santa Clara University from 2007 to 2011. He has also been a presenter at WilmerHale's West Coast Intellectual Property Conference in 2010 and 2011.