Bita Rahebi

Bita Rahebi

Education

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1996)
University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 2000)

Bar Admissions

California

Clients turn to Ms. Rahebi for her proactive approach and strategic direction of the most complex intellectual property litigation matters, with a particular focus on patent litigation. She has litigated a wide variety of high-technology matters since joining the firm in 2000, and manages technology cases for global clients in U.S. District Courts and before the International Trade Commission.

Ms. Rahebi’s patent matters have concerned graphical user interfaces, interactive media design, liquid crystal displays, product design tools, chip fuse technology, public key encryption, non-surgical medical devices, digital televisions, automated call processing, and virtual camera control technology. Ms. Rahebi has also been involved in trade secrets litigation involving programmable logic devices in California state court.

Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation, Ms. Rahebi has led clients through pre-filing investigations, Markman hearings, summary judgments, trials, and appeal with successful results. In addition to her litigation practice, she advises clients on strategic patent licensing issues. Ms. Rahebi has tried criminal jury matters with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Rahebi is the past President of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and she co-founded the Women in IP committee of the organization. She also serves as a Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative. She has been recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and by Thomson Reuters in 2013.  In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Ms. Rahebi was listed in Southern California Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers recommended her as a “Rising Star” for five years.

Earning her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1996, from the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Rahebi was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. in 2000, from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was an editor of the UCLA Law Review.

AirWatch, LLC v. Good Technology Corp.
(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.
Digital Empire v. Compal Electronics
(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).
eTool Development, Inc. v. National Semiconductor Corporation
(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.
Altera v. MOSAID
(Northern District of California). Represented Altera in declaratory judgment action relating to circuit technology. Assisted in early resolution of the case.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. v. Toppoly Optoelectronics Corp.
(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.
Thermage, Inc. v. Syneron Medical, Ltd.
(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.
Cypress Semiconductor v. Altera Corporation
(Santa Clara Superior Court). Represented Altera Corporation in trade secrets litigation brought by Cypress Semiconductor. A favorable settlement was reached prior to trial.
AirWatch, LLC v. Good Technology Corp.
(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.
Digital Empire v. Compal Electronics
(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).
eTool Development, Inc. v. National Semiconductor Corporation
(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.
Altera v. MOSAID
(Northern District of California). Represented Altera in declaratory judgment action relating to circuit technology. Assisted in early resolution of the case.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. v. Toppoly Optoelectronics Corp.
(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.
Thermage, Inc. v. Syneron Medical, Ltd.
(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.
Cypress Semiconductor v. Altera Corporation
(Santa Clara Superior Court). Represented Altera Corporation in trade secrets litigation brought by Cypress Semiconductor. A favorable settlement was reached prior to trial.

Ms. Rahebi has been recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2015 and 2016 in 2015 and by Thomson Reuters in 2013. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Ms. Rahebi was listed in Southern California Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers recommended her as a “Rising Star” for five years.

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