James W. Geriak

Special Counsel
Costa Mesa,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone714.424.8232

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Life Sciences and FDA
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Applications and Prosecution
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
 
University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1956
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1960
 
Admitted1960, Virginia; 1962, California; U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•Member of Council, ABA Intellectual Property Section

•Chairman, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of ABA Litigation Section

•Board of Directors, American Intellectual Property Law Association

•Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Section of California Bar Association

•Board of Directors, Los Angeles Patent Law Association

 
Biography

James Geriak is a special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.

Experience

Jim has been lead counsel in more than 100 patent infringement cases and has argued more than 30 appellate cases. Included in these cases are:

• Synthes v. Spinal Kinetics-Successful defense (jury verdict of invalidity and noninfringement) of patent infringement re spinal discs

• Biomedino v. Agilent-Successful defense (summary judgment of invalidity) of patent infringement re liquid chromatography

• Hologic v. Xoft-Defense of patent infringement re x-ray devices used to treat tumor cavities

• Covidien v. CoolTouch-Defense of patent infringement re use of lasers to treat varicose veins

• Ultimax Cement v. CTS Cement-Defense of patent infringement re cement manufacturing process

• General Surgical Innovations v. Guidant-Successful enforcement of patent on hernia repair device

• Mentor Graphics v. Cadence-Successful defense of patent infringement re device for testing semiconductor chip designs

• Quickturn v. Mentor Graphics-Successful enforcement of patent on device for testing semiconductor chip designs

• Cardiovascular Imaging Systems v. Intertherapy-Successful enforcement of patent on ultra-sound imaging of blood vessels

• Quantum-Successful enforcement of patent on disc drives against, Sony, NEC, Western Digital and Tandon

• Intel v. Seeq-Successful defense of trade secret action re semiconductor chips

• Intersil v. Maxim-Successful defense of trade secret action on semiconductor chips

• ITT v. Raychem-Successful enforcement of patent on insulated wire

• Spectra-Physics v Coherent-Successful defense of patent infringement re ion lasers

• Getty Oil v Shell Oil-Successful defense of patent infringement re steam injection of oil wells

• Quantum v. Mountain Computer-Successful enforcement of trademark on disk drives

• Hain Pure Foods v Sona-Successful enforcement of trademark on food products

• H&J Foods v. Reeder-Successful enforcement of trademark on food products

• In re Gordon-Successful appeal of Patent Office decision re grant of patent

• In re Da Fano-Successful appeal of Patent Office decision re grant of patent

Honors

• Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2014

Memberships

• Member of Council, ABA Intellectual Property Section

• Chairman, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of ABA Litigation Section

• Board of Directors, American Intellectual Property Law Association

• Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Section of California Bar Association

• Board of Directors, Los Angeles Patent Law Association

 
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Delaware Supreme Court Holds Receiver is Required to Defend Lawsuits Brought After a Corporation is Wound-Up; Finds No Generally Applicable Statute of Limitation for Claims Against a Dissolved Corporation
James W. Geriak,James Hill,John P. Stigi, December 17, 2013
In Anderson v Krafft-Murphy Co. Inc., 2013 Del. LEXIS 597 (Del. Nov. 26, 2013), the Delaware Supreme Court held that Sections 278 and 279 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. §§ 278-279, require a dissolved corporation to act through a court-appointed trustee or receiver to...


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James W. Geriak

650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
Costa MesaCA 92626




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