Whether developing strategies for successful outcomes or achieving great results at trial, I enjoy being a trusted advisor for my clients on their most challenging matters.

Bita Rahebi is the co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Group and the cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group. The world’s largest and most innovative technology companies turn to Bita for her trial skills and her strategic direction leading complex, high-stakes litigation matters. She litigates before state and federal trial courts, the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission on a wide range of matters involving semiconductors, software, consumer electronics, and medical devices.

As a trial lawyer, Bita is recognized for zealously representing her clients’ interests. She brings an ability to explain complicated issues to juries and judges, a skill honed through years of experience working with cutting-edge technologies. She has obtained a complete defense victory as lead trial lawyer, invalidated numerous patents, and also obtained winning results for plaintiffs. Bita also successfully tried criminal jury matters at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, securing a guilty verdict for every trial.

Her litigation practice includes patent, trade secrets, and copyright litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Bita advises clients on strategic transactional issues and negotiates on behalf of clients in patent licensing discussions.

Bita is the past president of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and she co-founded the organization’s Women in IP committee. She also served as a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative. Bita has received numerous awards for her work and is recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.”

Earning her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as president and editor-in-chief of the Daily Californian. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was an editor of the UCLA Law Review.

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Experience

  • (District of Delaware). Represented Nevro Corp., a public global medical device company, in its patent battle against competitor Stimwave Technologies, Inc. Secured a preliminary injunction for Nevro, after an all-day evidentiary hearing. The case subsequently settled after Stimwave stipulated to a permanent injunction agreeing not to infringe the patents.

  • (Central District of California). Represented Apple in a patent infringement suit against Farstone Technology Inc. Secured a victory for Apple and invalidated the asserted patent on Williamson grounds. The decision was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

  • (Northern District of Georgia; District of Delaware). Represented AirWatch in two patent infringement actions against Good and also defended AirWatch in a patent infringement action in D. Delaware.

  • (Southern District of California). Lead counsel defending original design manufacturer and three of its subsidiaries in patent infringement action; successfully obtained order for fees and costs under 35 U.S.C. § 285 (exceptional case).

  • (Eastern District of Texas). Representing Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor) in a patent infringement lawsuit involving online configuration software. Prevailed on summary judgment on two separate non-infringement grounds. Successfully defeated motion for reconsideration.

  • (Santa Clara Superior Court). Represented Altera Corporation in trade secrets litigation brought by Cypress Semiconductor. A favorable settlement was reached prior to trial.

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