Efrain Staino is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Staino focuses his practice on patent litigation.
He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent ligation cases in various district courts across the country and the International Trade Commission. His practice has involved a wide range of technologies, including smartphone devices, LED lights, wireless firewall security, Video on Demand cable systems and MEMS technology. Mr. Staino also has an extensive pro bono practice. For example, he recently helped to reunite a Cameroonian gay rights activist with her 10-month-old baby and partner by securing them humanitarian parole and permanent asylum – a story touted in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Mr. Staino earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Lund University in Sweden. Mr. Staino received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, which he attended as a Dean’s Fellow, a full academic scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Staino served as technical editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and served as a judicial extern at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. Before law school, Mr. Staino worked as a software engineer for seven years in Sweden and the United States, specializing in embedded software development, video storage and broadcasting, and interactive television.
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