Edward V. Anderson


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
University Stanford University, A.B., with honors, with distinction, 1975 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolStanford Law School, J.D., 1978 Editor of Stanford Law Review
Admitted1978, California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, E.D. of California; U.S. District Court, N.D. of California; U.S. District Court, C.D. of California; U.S. District Court, E.D. of Texas


•Special Master and Mediator, American Arbitration Association

•Former Editor, The IP Litigator

•Former Editor, Antitrust Law Developments

•Board Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors (2007 to present)

•Board Member and former Vice President, Silicon Valley Law Foundation (1994 to present)

•Board Member and former Vice President, Hamlin School for Girls (1998 to 2005)

•Board Member and former President, Lick-Wilmerding High School (1983 to 1998)


Edward V. Anderson is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Antitrust Practice Groups in the firm's Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. He is also the Co-Office Managing Partner of the Palo Alto office.

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Mr. Anderson has represented national and international clients in the computer, semiconductor, telecommunications and software industries for more than 30 years. He has extensive litigation and jury trial experience in complex intellectual property, antitrust and commercial cases before Federal, State and Appellate Courts, and before the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Anderson has provided counsel to a wide range of major and emerging technology companies in managing their intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Anderson has been named one of Silicon Valley's top 300 lawyers and in 2009 and 2008 he was named one of the Daily Journal's leading IP litigators in California. Mr. Anderson is also recognized in the 2012 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Anderson also has extensive mediation and arbitration experience, both as a representative and as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic workshops on intellectual property and arbitration issues.


•Named to Daily Journal's List of the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California, 2008-2009

•Northern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2013

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013, 2014 (Also at San Francisco Office)


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Edward V. Anderson

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301


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