Camila Tapernoux is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation.
Ms. Tapernoux has represented clients in matters involving a range of technologies, including software (such as EDA and BIOS), semiconductors, graphical user interfaces, LiDAR, plant patents, and pharmaceuticals. She has substantial experience in all stages of the litigation process, including pleadings, motion practice, electronic discovery, preliminary injunctions, summary judgment motions, and trial.
Ms. Tapernoux received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was an editor for the Science and Technology Law Review and served on the board of the Society for Law, Science, and Technology. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in human biology with a concentration in science and technology policy.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tapernoux externed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she researched and evaluated patent legislation.
Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al.(Northern District of California). Represented Uber in a high-profile trade secrets case relating to autonomous vehicle technology. Parties reached a settlement after plaintiff dropped its patent claims and its damages expert report was excluded.
Phoenix Technologies, Ltd. v. VMware, Inc.(Northern District of California). Won a jury verdict for VMware defending against a $110 million claim by Phoenix Technologies on allegations of copyright infringement and breach of a license agreement for Phoenix's BIOS software.
PMC v. DISH et. al.(Eastern District of Texas). Represented DISH and EchoStar in a patent litigation involving encryption of satellite signals. Case settled on favorable terms after plaintiff was unable to exclude certain evidence in pre-trial motions.
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