Vincent Belusko is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation, having successfully tried many patent cases to verdict. Mr. Belusko’s more than 30 years of experience also includes other jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and numerous Federal Circuit appellate arguments concerning patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related intellectual property matters.
Mr. Belusko has an unbeaten streak in more than 25 intellectual property cases during the past five years. He has litigated cases on a diverse range of technologies, including telecommunications, medical devices, GPS navigation, video compression, Blu-ray technology, and musical instruments. Mr. Belusko has worked on numerous cases involving standard setting bodies and patent pools, including litigation and non-litigation matters relating to MPEG and ATSC standards, as well as FRAND issues. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Belusko chaired a notable patent infringement trial in which a $70 million jury verdict for his client was confirmed on appeal (185 F.3d 1259). The case ultimately settled for $100 million.
In 2012 and 2013, the Daily Journal named Mr. Belusko one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California, and in 2012 the Los Angeles Business Journal named him among its Who’s Who in Intellectual Property Law. He is also recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA 2015 and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Belusko received his B.S. in civil engineering from Washington University and his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as a member of The Law Review. In addition to being admitted to practice in all California district courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals (Ninth and Federal Circuits), and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2012 and 2013, the Daily Journal named Mr. Belusko one of the Top 75 IP Litigators in California, and in 2012 the Los Angeles Business Journal named him among its Who’s Who in Intellectual Property Law. He is also recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA 2015 and by Super Lawyers.
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