Geoffrey Moss

Senior Associate


Geoff Moss is a recovering software developer who counsels software and technology clients through thorny intellectual property issues.

As a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property group, Geoff represents clients big and small through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeals. Geoff was a member of the trial team and lead technology associate in Oracle v. Google, the long-running and high stakes lawsuit over Google’s use of Oracle’s Java APIs in the Android operating system. Geoff also has significant experience representing clients in a variety of commercial, employment, and products liability lawsuits.

Before attending law school, Geoff worked as a software developer at The Capital Group Companies, Raytheon, and the Teradata division of NCR.

Geoff spends significant time working on pro bono matters, notably with the Domestic Violence Project through the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The Project helps those in need navigate a complicated legal system in their time of need to get the restraining orders they need to stay safe.

  • Geoffrey's representative engagements include:

    • DISH Network. Geoff represented DISH Network in disputes with broadcast networks Fox, ABC, and CBS over DISH's Hopper DVR and its Sling, PrimeTime Anytime, and AutoHop features. Orrick twice thwarted Fox's attempt to get a preliminary injunction and obtained a favorable summary judgment ruling on the majority of Fox's copyright claims.
    • U.S. Bancorp. Geoff represented U.S. Bank in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit brought by the former employer of two new hires. The case settled favorably.
    • Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation. Geoff is a member of the Orrick team serving as counsel for J&J on its asbestos-related talc litigation.