Corinna Alanis is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
Mrs. Alanis has represented clients in matters involving hard disk drives, semiconductor fabrication, microelectromechanical systems, musical instruments, firewall technology, and rare earth magnets. Her litigation experience includes handling technical as well as legal issues from discovery through trial.
Before joining the firm, Mrs. Alanis worked for several years as a software engineer at IBM, and as a quality engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems. Mrs. Alanis also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and was previously a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster.
Mrs. Alanis received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the recipient of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Scholarship, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in computer engineering, and also earned an M.B.A. in technology management from the University of Phoenix.
Mrs. Alanis is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
iGuitar, Inc. v. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Southern District of New York). Represented Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in a patent infringement lawsuit involving musical instruments that function as peripherals for computing devices. Lawsuit settled on terms favorable for the client.
Juniper Networks v. Palo Alto Networks (District of Delaware). Defended Palo Alto Networks against patent infringement allegations relating to firewall and intrusion prevention technology. Following a two-week jury trial, a mistrial was secured based on a hung jury.
Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (International Trade Commission, 337-TA-855). Represented Hitachi Metals in an investigation involving multiple patents concerning certain sintered rare earth magnets. Investigation settled on terms favorable for the client.
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