Dive/In Day 2019 - Silicon Valley

Firm Event | October.29.2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley

Our Annual Diversity and Inclusion "Dive/In" program is a worldwide celebration of the different backgrounds and cultures that constitute the global community in which we practice law. As part of this celebration, we are hosting diversity and inclusion events for clients and friends of the firm in the Silicon Valley office on October 29, 2019.

Dr. Joya Chatterjee will talk about the cultural roots of bias, and together with Orrick’s Denise Mingrone and Robert Benson, will facilitate a larger discussion on the power of cross-cultural collaboration.

MCLE and lunch included. Co-hosted with Orrick’s Successful Women in Intellectual Property (SWIP).

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Geistiges Eigentum
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Denise Mingrone Senior Counsel

Silicon Valley

Experienced litigator Denise Mingrone enforces and protect clients’ technology rights. She approaches each challenge on multiple fronts so as to achieve success whether it be in or out of court.

No stranger to the courtroom and having handled complex litigations for technology giants including Synopsys, Brocade, Applied Materials and Oracle, Denise seamlessly and efficiently manages large teams to secure victory. Clients appreciate her transparent collaboration and instinct for developing a strategy that ensures the right evidence is presented in the best manner.

The jury verdict Denise’s team obtained in the Netgear v. Ruckus Wireless patent trial, for example, surprised most because the team took over the case just weeks before jury selection, earning the number one place on that week’s “Top Jury Verdicts.” Prior to the Ruckus trial, Denise’s team similarly received accolades as “Top Verdict of the Year” for its jury win on behalf of Brocade against A10 Networks involving patent and copyright infringement. These victories were preceded by a trade secret win for MGA in the “Barbie v. Bratz” epic battle against Mattel, which earned Denise the “California Lawyer of the Year” award for her contributions.

In addition, Ms. Mingrone has led numerous software piracy matters, obtaining full relief whether through negotiation or litigation. Her work in this area encompasses both confidential as well as public investigations, all designed to ensure clients secure the protection of their intellectual property rights and receive appropriate relief when those rights are infringed.

As a former law clerk to several federal judges, Denise appreciates that cases do not turn on facts alone. She has waged and won numerous courtroom battles both obtaining and defending pre-trial injunction motions. As one opponent noted, “She’s a fierce advocate who will go to the mat for her client’s position.”

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Geistiges Eigentum
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Jacob M. Heath Partner

Silicon Valley

Whether it be a Fortune 500 company or a startup, technology companies are not immune from competitors, former employees, and relentless cybercriminals. To protect his clients’ intellectual property, their data, their customers, Jake Heath offers the most diligent and aggressive protection possible.

Undaunted by a case’s legal or technical complexity, precedent, or magnitude, Jake will not stop until his clients’ patents, copyrights, and trade secrets are protected; the cybersecurity breach is stopped; and the cybercriminals are brought to justice.

To develop those creative legal solutions, Jake draws upon his unique blend of experience. He has carried out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud, and deceptive activity; brand violations; intellectual property infringement; trade secrets; and cybersecurity breaches. Jake has also handled a variety of complex commercial and tech transaction litigation in federal and federal court, as well as several white collar criminal investigations. Jake also draws from his practical litigation experience and trial advocacy.