Prominent IP Litigator Joins Robins Kaplan’s Los Angeles Office

Breton Bocchieri Joins Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group from Novak Druce

LOS ANGELES, CA—June 2, 2016—Robins Kaplan LLP® announced today that Breton A. Bocchieri has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group as partner. A seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Bocchieri will focus his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, cyber-privacy, trade secret, unfair competition, and intellectual property-related antitrust and commercial litigation.

“Bret’s significant trial and litigation successes across intellectual property disciplines make him a perfect fit for our clients, and deepen our bench strength for patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in California,” said Michael Geibelson, managing partner of the firm’s California offices. “As patent litigation has evolved, so has our firm’s approach to solving problems involving intellectual property. Bret’s creativity and multi-disciplinary expertise align perfectly with our evolving practice and our broader goal of protecting intellectual property rights in all their forms and on both sides of the v.”

Mr. Bocchieri joins the firm from Novak Druce. Over the course of his career he has represented many clients in a wide array of industries and technologies. Among other notable matters, he represented Kawasaki Motors in Refac Int’l, Ltd. v. Hitachi, et al., one of the largest patent infringement cases ever filed at the time. In Qwest Communications Int’l v. One Quest, he obtained the first web-posted TRO in which the defendant was ordered to post an injunction on its website that notified and enjoined users of its website from engaging in infringing activities, resulting in a $117 million judgment for trademark infringement and cybersquatting—the largest award to date in a cyber-piracy case.

“Robins Kaplan’s IP practice is both entrepreneurial and creative,” Mr. Bocchieri said. “I’m thrilled to join such an esteemed group of trial lawyers.”

Mr. Bocchieri has been recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine for the past four years, and as a California “Super Lawyer” since 2004. He received his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce Law Center, one of the country’s top ten law schools specializing in intellectual property law. Mr. Bocchieri graduated with an A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Middlesex County College, and received a B.A. degree from Rutgers College of Rutgers University. He is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and previously served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section, and as an editor of the State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Journal. He dedicates pro bono time as a Los Angeles City Prosecutor Volunteer, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on intellectual property litigation strategy and tactics.

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