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DLA Piper LLP (US)
EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214
United States
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Intellectual Property and Technology




Jake Zolotorev represents clients in intellectual property disputes involving complex computer and electronic technologies. He has been involved in many of the largest patent disputes involving computer technology and consumer electronics. He focuses on an in-depth evaluation of every technological aspect of a case. Jake has a deep familiarity with a broad range of software and hardware technologies at issue in patent litigation, from hard drives to computer architecture, flash memory, file systems, GPS, cloud computing, machine learning and smart phones. He also has a broad range of patent litigation experience across many venues, from the Northern District of California to the International Trade Commission.

Jake is proficient with several commonly used computer languages and HDL, and frequently assists clients in intellectual property licensing efforts, patent monetization, patent portfolio diligence and valuation, and intellectual property strategic guidance.


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; B.A., University of California at San Diego

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.