Vann Pearce is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. Vann represents clients in high-stakes litigation, focusing on patent infringement litigation, and counsels clients on patent licensing and patent portfolio development. Vann co-leads Orrick's 3D Printing practice.
Vann has helped clients obtain judgments, dismissals, and favorable settlements in ITC Section 337 investigations, various federal district courts, and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has planned and executed successful claim construction, summary judgment and appellate arguments. At trial, Vann has examined both fact and expert witnesses. His clients include companies in the consumer electronics, semiconductor, software, and 3D printing/additive manufacturing industries.
Vann regularly presents and lectures at conferences and universities around the U.S. and internationally on emerging legal issues and strategies, particularly the intersection of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and intellectual property law.
Vann applies his engineering background to understand the complex technology at the heart of each patent infringement lawsuit. Before law school, he worked as an engineering intern with a manufacturer of biomaterial-based medical devices and as a research assistant in a biotechnology laboratory.