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DLA Piper LLP (US)
EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214
United States
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Work Department

Patent Litigation; Intellectual Property and Technology; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations




Carrie Williamson leads and manages patent litigation matters through all phases of discovery, pretrial and trial for both large and small clients.

She has participated in five hearings in the International Trade Commission for patent infringement, one bench trial and four jury trials for patent infringement, including one jury trial that included Lanham Act claims. In addition to her trial experience, Carrie regularly helps clients successfully resolve patent litigation cases before trial. Most recently, in January, 2018, she led a team to invalidate five patents in the Northern District of California through a motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Carrie is the associate hiring partner for DLA Piper’s Northern California offices and was selected to participate in DLA Piper’s Women Emerging Leaders program in 2017-2018.


J.D., University of California at Berkeley; B.A., Bowling Green State University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s patent litigation team is ‘an amazing group of exceptionally talented and hardworking lawyers.‘ The ‘great, dedicated and responsive‘ team has experience across the gamut of patent litigation, including matters in the district courts and the Federal Circuit, the PTAB and the ITC. Following the merger with Liner LLP on the West Coast in autumn 2017, the practice further bolstered its life sciences offering on the East Coast with the arrival of Michael Dougherty and Tony Pezzano in New York, both of whom joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP. Technology-related instructions remain a core focus for the group, with a major recent highlight including practice head Mark Fowler successfully defending Toshiba against Intellectual Ventures, averting infringement claims for ten patents covering semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics. Clients also include Samsung Electronics, Nike and BASF. Other names to note are ‘outstanding strategist‘ John Guaragna in Austin, the ‘awesome‘ Steven Park in Atlanta, San Diego quartet Sean CunninghamErin GibsonRichard Mulloy and Stan PanikowskiStuart Pollack in New York, Carrie Williamson in Silicon Valley, Boston’s Larissa Bifano and Michael Strapp, and Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell in Chicago. Clayton Thompson and Jake Zolotorev joined in Silicon Valley from Feinberg Day LLP and Tamany Vinson Bentz joined the Los Angeles office from Venable LLP. Additionally, Eric Hagen arrived from McDermott Will & Emery LLPPatrick Park, also in Los Angeles, was promoted to of counsel, while former of counsel Vincent Crowley joined TiVo and John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics. Lawrence McClure and Gerald Sekimura retired. Todd Paterson also left the firm.