Wes Overson has a trial-oriented practice that focuses on intellectual property and other commercial litigation involving complex issues. His clients span many technological fields, and include suppliers of robotic surgical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations, and global positioning system manufacturers, for which he has crafted winning strategies for both the courtroom and arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Overson was the head of the Litigation Department in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office for over seven years, a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the chair of the bar’s Civility Committee. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company.
Among his notable representations, Mr. Overson and a MoFo team achieved a complete defense victory for Bayer in the Therasense case. Bayer won at trial on invalidity and inequitable conduct. This “rare instance” of winning an inequitable conduct defense resulted in the case being listed in the San Francisco Daily Journal’s Top Defense Wins of 2008. The Federal Circuit affirmed the invalidity ruling, but then remanded the inequitable conduct case after establishing new higher standards of proof. On remand in 2012, Bayer won again in the district court under the higher standard for inequitable conduct.
In Enriquez v. Fresno, in December 2012, Mr. Overson and a MoFo team obtained a jury verdict on behalf of the family of a man shot and killed by the police. The family later received a seven-figure settlement. For his work on the case, Mr. Overson received a 2013 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award.
Mr. Overson obtained his B.A. from Reed College and his J.D., cum laude, from University of California, Hastings College of Law.
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