The Daily Journal has recognized Los Angeles partner Bita Rahebi and San Francisco partners Joseph C. Gratz and Timothy Chen Saulsbury as Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in its 2023 edition.
Marking the second consecutive year of recognition on this list, Bita Rahebi, co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Group and cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group, helps the world’s most innovative technology companies protect their most valuable assets by providing strategic direction and leading complex, high-stakes litigation matters. She litigates before state and federal trial courts, the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission on a wide range of matters involving semiconductors, software, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
Timothy Chen Saulsbury, deputy co-chair of the firm’s global IP Litigation Group and the cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group, represents many of the world’s leading technology companies in high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes. In the last year, Tim won a complete defense verdict in a competitor patent suit, secured a walkaway in a $900M trade secret case, and obtained dismissal of a $1.5B patent suit. His experience spans all aspects of trial and appellate practice, including matters before U.S. federal and state trial courts, the International Trade Commission, commercial arbitration panels, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Clients turn to Joe Gratz to handle trailblazing litigation where copyright and trademark law meet new technologies. An experienced litigator, Joe draws on his strong technical background to distill complex issues into simple, accurate concepts for judges, juries, and clients. Joe’s cases have set key precedents in internet law, from the Google Books case that laid the groundwork for today’s generative AI innovations to key cases establishing the boundaries of intermediary liability. In addition to representing their interests in the courtroom, Joe helps his clients navigate their thorniest product counseling puzzles to reduce the risk of litigation.
Profiles of all the winning lawyers are featured in a special Top Intellectual Property Lawyers issue of the Daily Journal.