Javier Serrano is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Serrano works on complex technology matters for clients in federal and state courts, focusing on patent and copyright litigation. He also represents and counsels clients in disputes involving intellectual property ownership, licensing, breach of contract, defamation, false advertising, rights of privacy and publicity, and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Serrano has worked in all stages of litigation, from initial pleadings to discovery and motion practice to trial and appeal. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of disciplines including hardware and software, consumer products, advertising, entertainment, energy, and health care. The technologies at issue in these matters have spanned areas such as Internet display advertising, computer memory, data security, file sharing, voice-capture and speech-recognition systems, medical devices, and household appliances.
Mr. Serrano’s pro bono work includes briefing and arguing an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and securing a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of a non-profit client in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Serrano is a recipient of the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for public service.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Serrano served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lucy H. Koh in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and to the Honorable Louis F. Oberdorfer in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also worked for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., and for the Office of the County Counsel in Santa Clara County, California.
Mr. Serrano received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and a member of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James Ware in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Mr. Serrano received his M.A. in public policy from Claremont Graduate University, graduating first in his class, and his B.A. cum laude in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College.
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