J. Manena Bishop has a broad-based practice in the firm's Intellectual Property Group, representing clients from a range of industries, including Internet technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, entertainment, financial services, integration software, electronics, medical devices, consumer products, and traditional and online media.
Ms. Bishop's litigation practice involves representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, consumer class action, antitrust, unfair competition, false advertising, and a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters. She has extensive experience in client counseling and all phases of litigation, including: case management, strategy and development, pre-litigation investigation, discovery, law and motion practice, obtaining and opposing injunctive relief, damages analysis, expert witness preparation, depositions, settlement negotiations, mediation, trial, and appeals.
Ms. Bishop has submitted appellate briefs to the Federal Circuit. She wrote the appellate briefing in two separate Federal Circuit appeals involving issues of first impression. Both appeals resulted in precedential published opinions that were favorable to her clients:
Vas-Cath Corp. v. Curators of the Univ. of Mo., 473 F.3d 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2007)
Sony Elecs., Inc. v. Guardian Media Techs., Ltd., 497 F.3d 1271 (Fed. Cir. 2007)
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Bishop has handled all aspects of structuring, drafting, and negotiating license, distribution, outsourcing, non-disclosure, technology development, and material transfer agreements. Her experience also includes international trademark and copyright counseling, registration, and prosecution. She regularly advises clients in intellectual property, advertising, online marketing, promotions, contests, sweepstakes, and Internet-related issues.
Ms. Bishop's representative matters include: defense of telecommunication and high technology companies in complex and multi-defendant patent infringement suits; enforcement of a renowned winery's trademark rights in a federal infringement and dilution action; defense of a clinical-stage stem cell company in a misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract action; protection of a global technology client against third-party violators of the Lanham Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; defense of a major studio in a nationwide class action alleging false advertising and unfair competition; defense of a European telecommunications client in an antitrust-related U.S. government investigation; acquisition and international distribution of film, television, and all forms of home-viewing media rights for a major studio; advertisement campaign for a famous musician's charitable foundation, involving licensing of publicity, publishing, and media rights from multiple third-parties; representation of a major entertainment company in Internet promotion using applicants' videos created and submitted online.
Ms. Bishop is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. She was recognized as a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009 and 2010. She was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono contribution by the California State Bar in 2003-2005 and 2008-2010.
Ms. Bishop received her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where she served on the editorial board of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal as an executive editor. She externed in the chambers of the late U.S. District Court Judge Clarence Newcomer of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, she earned her B.A., cum laude, from Hamilton College, and was elected to Pi Sigma Alpha as a political science honorary.