Nathan B. Sabri

Partner | San Francisco
(415) 268-6641
In my practice, I get to unite a love of the science and technology that drives our clients and legal strategy to help them achieve their objectives in their most important disputes.


Member of the in-court trial team in high-profile smartphone cases involving utility and design patents leading to four jury verdicts totaling over $1 billion.

(Northern District of California). Represented Symantec division Blue Coat in two trials, defending against claims of patent infringement. The first trial resulted in a victory, but with no verdict as to two of six patents, and the second trial resulted in a mistrial after a favorable appellate ruling in a related prior matter. The case resolved in a favorable settlement after the retrial.

(Western District of Texas and International Trade Commission). Represented semiconductor company Renesas Electronics Corporation in a series of patent infringement actions brought by Irish entity Neodron Ltd.

(Northern District of California, District of New Jersey). Represented PLR IP Holdings/Polaroid and C&A Marketing in a pair of cases against GoPro, asserting design patent claims and defending against claims of utility patent infringement, copyright infringement, and false advertising. Defeated early motion for judgment on the pleadings in design patent case, and secured favorable claim construction in utility patent case.

(San Francisco County Superior Court). Represented Restoration Hardware in high-profile case against Crate & Barrel, Crate & Barrel’s former CEO (and former RH employee), and another former RH employee for trade secret misappropriation.

(Santa Clara County Superior Court). Represented Yahoo and defeated an anti-SLAPP motion before trial and appellate courts, then won summary judgment of patent ownership, in a patent-related contract action.

(District of Utah, Tenth Circuit). Represented Novell in a case involving ownership of copyrights relating to UNIX and Linux operating systems. Member of trial team that procured a jury verdict that Novell owned the UNIX copyrights. Member of appellate team that successfully defended the verdict in a Tenth Circuit appeal.

The Legal 500 US 2018

Recommended in Patent Litigation: Full Coverage

Super Lawyers 2015–2017

Rising Star for Northern California