Berkeley G. Fife

Associate | Palo Alto | (650) 813-5826
(650) 813-5826

Berkeley is an associate in the Litigation group. Her practice includes a range of intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on patent litigation in district courts and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB).

Berkeley has litigated patent and trade secret cases involving a range of technologies including telecommunications, media processing, content targeting, cybersecurity, personal health and fitness devices, optics, user interfaces, activity tracking and mapping, network architecture, semiconductors, vehicle diagnostic and repair devices, and other software. She has litigated matters in district courts across the country and before the PTAB, International Trade Commission (ITC), and Federal Circuit.

Berkeley has experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation disputes. She has been involved in district court matters from pre-suit investigation until final case disposition and in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings from petition until final written decision. She has drafted numerous successful motions challenging patent eligibility and IPR petitions invalidating patent claims. She is also experienced in claim construction, hearing and trial preparation, brief writing, trial, and all aspects of fact and expert discovery, including taking depositions, preparing expert reports, and managing third-party discovery.

Berkeley is also committed to pro bono work. She has helped families to secure U-VISAs, assisted low-income transgender individuals with legally changing their name and gender marker, and represented veterans with disabilities. She also volunteers at local Consumer Rights clinics.

Berkeley earned her B.A. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Berkeley externed for the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and served on the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.

Berkeley is admitted to practice law in California.

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