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DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1100
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Patent Litigation; Trademark and Copyright; Antitrust and Competition


Partner; Co-Chair, Appellate Advocacy Practice


tan Panikowski is an appellate and trial litigator with experience in intellectual property, antitrust and other areas of business litigation, including class actions.

He has successfully represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, various federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. He also counsels clients on intellectual property and constitutional issues and has experience in negotiating complex license agreements.

Mr. Panikowski is also a speaker and writer on issues in patent and appellate litigation and has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He recently served as President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


J.D., University of Virginia; B.A., University of Oxford; B.A. and M.A., Emory 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.