Jared Bobrow serves on Orrick’s management committee and was the previous co-chair of the firm’s global Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on litigating patent disputes nationwide, both in district courts and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also litigates and counsels clients in the field of trade secrets, particularly those involving complex technology.
Since the late 1980s, Jared has been involved extensively in all aspects of patent and technology-related litigation, including trials and appeals. He has earned a reputation with clients for managing complex cases efficiently and creatively. Jared is a hands-on litigator who learns and develops the critical facts, masters the technology and law, and weaves the facts and law into a story that a judge or jury will understand and embrace.
Jared is ranked Band 2 in the field of Intellectual Property: Patent in California and Intellectual Property: Nationwide by Chambers USA, and he has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2013-2022, with sources describing him as “an exceptional litigator; one of the smartest lawyers you will ever meet,” as "extremely strategic, delivers excellent work product and argues well before the court ” and as “probably the finest patent litigator I have ever worked with. He has a keen intellect and a good sense of what will resonate with judges and juries.” He has been named a leading patent litigation attorney in California by IAM Patent Litigation 250 Magazine 2011 and by IAM Patent 1000 2012-2022. He has also been recognized as an “IP Star” in California by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars since 2013, and he has been consistently selected among the “Top IP Attorneys” in California from 2016-2019 by the Daily Journal, a leading legal publication in California. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star” since 2014 and as a “National Star” since 2018.
Mr. Bobrow teaches patent litigation at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and has spoken and written on patent law, patent litigation, and trade secret matters.
Mr. Bobrow graduated in 1986 from Columbia Law School, where he served on the Columbia Law Review. In 1986 and 1987, he clerked for the Honorable Charles P. Sifton (E.D.N.Y.).
Mr. Bobrow offers the following experience:
First-chairing patent jury trials
Lead counsel in numerous patent infringement actions in federal district court
First-chairing dozens of claim construction, summary judgment, and preliminary injunction hearings
Skillful handling of IPR and CBMR proceedings
Arguing before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Handling complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes
Litigating and counseling on trade secret matters, including TROs, seizures, and preliminary injunctions
His industry experience includes:
Integrated circuit design
Semiconductor process technology
Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
Network communications, protocols, and storage
Internet, Web, and e-commerce
Software and databases