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 co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Practice and cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group. The world’s most innovative technology companies turn to Bita for her trial skills and 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 zealously represents 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 obtained winning results for plaintiffs. Bita also tried criminal jury matters at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

In addition to her litigation practice, she advises clients on strategic transactional issues and negotiates on behalf of clients in patent licensing discussions.

Bita is a 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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  • (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.

  • (Northern District of California). Represented Altera in declaratory judgment action relating to circuit technology. Assisted in early resolution of the case.

  • (Central District of California). Achieved favorable settlement on behalf of TPO Displays Corporation and four other defendants in a patent infringement action brought by SEL. SEL claimed that TPO’s alleged infringement subsisted in its manufacture and direct and indirect sale of LCD products into the United States. Provided a vigorous defense against SEL’s claims, and the parties reached a settlement prior to trial.

  • (Northern District of California). Defended Syneron Medical Ltd. in patent litigation brought by Thermage, Inc. Defeated a preliminary injunction motion brought by Thermage on multiple grounds, allowing our client to continue selling its Polaris wrinkle treatment device in the United States and facilitating an early, favorable settlement of the case.

  • (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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