Erin Gibson > DLA Piper LLP (US) > San Diego (Downtown), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1700
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4297
United States
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Work Department

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




Erin Gibson concentrates in civil trial practice in federal courts with an emphasis on patent litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) proceedings.

Erin has tried 13 cases, including 10 patent trials in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. Erin recently won a defense verdict in a US$500 million patent jury trial and a complete plaintiff’s verdict in another jury trial, where the jury deliberated just over two hours.


J.D., University of San Diego; B.J., University of Nebraska

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

DLA Piper LLP (US) is among the most active firms at the ITC and handles ITC cases with a deep bench of first chair trial lawyers with extensive experience in Section 337 investigations. The group is able to assist with matters requiring district court and appellate expertise in addition to ITC strength and is increasingly active for major players from a wide range of industries, including the technology, software, life sciences and automotive sectors. With a well-staffed Washington DC office and its wide geographical footprint, the firm offers proximity to domestic and international clients, including several major Japanese companies. The Silicon Valley-based Mark Fowler is the head of the ITC practice which also includes key contacts Matthew Satchwell and Paul Steadman, both in Chicago, Erin Gibson and Sean Cunningham, both based in the San Diego office. Patent and trade secret litigator Michael Jay joined the Century City office in January 2019 from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.