Nathan B. Sabri

Nathan B. Sabri

Partner

San Francisco, (415) 268-6641

Education

University of California, Irvine (B.S., 2004)
University of California, Davis, School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

California

Nathan Sabri focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, and has experience litigating in federal court and state court, as well as managing global strategy in cases spanning multiple jurisdictions. He represents clients in the high-tech, life sciences, and consumer products industries, having advised and litigated on subject matters such as antibody development, noninvasive prenatal diagnostics, surgical robotics, smartphones, email software, and graphical user interfaces.

Mr. Sabri is also involved with the firm’s extensive pro bono practice, and he has represented clients ranging from a human rights nonprofit organization to an organization championing supply chain sustainability and economic development in the coffee industry.

Mr. Sabri received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. While earning his J.D., he externed for Judge William Shubb of the Eastern District of California, was executive editor of The UC Davis Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers. He received the UC Davis Law School Medal for the highest academic achievement in his graduating class, as well as eight Witkin awards for the highest academic achievement in specific subjects, including intellectual property. Mr. Sabri received a B.S. in applied ecology from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a Regents and National Merit Scholar.

Smartphone Litigation
Member of in-court trial team in high-profile smartphone cases leading to three jury verdicts totaling over $1 billion.
E-Contact Technologies LLC v. Verio Inc.
Represented Verio in patent infringement action relating to email and web-based mail products. Successfully settled case shortly after filing answer and counterclaims.
ProtectMarriage.com v. Courage Campaign
(Eastern District of California). Defeated request for temporary restraining order and obtained voluntary dismissal of action relating to nonprofit organization Courage Campaign’s use of logo parodying ProtectMarriage.com’s logo on website tracking California Proposition 8.
SCO Group v. Novell
(District of Utah, Tenth Circuit). Represented Novell in case involving ownership of copyrights relating to UNIX and Linux operating systems. Member of trial team that procured jury verdict that Novell owned the UNIX copyrights. Member of appellate team that successfully defended verdict in Tenth Circuit appeal.
Autodesk v. SolidWorks
(Northern District of California). Represented Autodesk in trademark infringement action relating to protectability of Autodesk’s “DWG” mark. Obtained consent judgment of trademark validity as part of settlement.
Smartphone Litigation
Member of in-court trial team in high-profile smartphone cases leading to three jury verdicts totaling over $1 billion.
E-Contact Technologies LLC v. Verio Inc.
Represented Verio in patent infringement action relating to email and web-based mail products. Successfully settled case shortly after filing answer and counterclaims.
ProtectMarriage.com v. Courage Campaign
(Eastern District of California). Defeated request for temporary restraining order and obtained voluntary dismissal of action relating to nonprofit organization Courage Campaign’s use of logo parodying ProtectMarriage.com’s logo on website tracking California Proposition 8.
SCO Group v. Novell
(District of Utah, Tenth Circuit). Represented Novell in case involving ownership of copyrights relating to UNIX and Linux operating systems. Member of trial team that procured jury verdict that Novell owned the UNIX copyrights. Member of appellate team that successfully defended verdict in Tenth Circuit appeal.
Autodesk v. SolidWorks
(Northern District of California). Represented Autodesk in trademark infringement action relating to protectability of Autodesk’s “DWG” mark. Obtained consent judgment of trademark validity as part of settlement.

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