Keith Slenkovich is an experienced trial lawyer, who represents technology companies in intellectual property disputes and complex commercial litigation. As first chair trial counsel, Mr. Slenkovich has tried dozens of cases 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.
In addition to his private practice, Mr. Slenkovich has been recognized for his contributions to pro bono representation. Mr. Slenkovich was honored in 2012 with the John H. Pickering Pro Bono Award for Exemplary Dedication to the Provision of Pro Bono Publico Legal Services, and in 2013 with the Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award for Providing Outstanding Legal Representation to Under-Represented Communities, presented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights at the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon on January 31, 2013.
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 has been a frequent guest lecturer in patent law courses at institutions such as the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and Santa Clara University. He has also been a presenter at WilmerHale's West Coast Intellectual Property Conference.