Greg Lanier handles intellectual property and complex litigation for companies in Silicon Valley and around the globe. He has led jury and bench trials for patent, copyright and trademark infringement, validity and inventorship, claim construction and summary judgment hearings, and trials and arbitrations of other complex business disputes. Greg also has led IP enforcement efforts against competitors and departing employees, obtaining significant settlements and injunctions in matters across the country.
Greg's practice has found him trying cases or leading major hearings in Delaware, Washington, Indiana, Virginia, Texas, New York, Michigan, and California. He also has personally handled appeals at the Federal, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits and in California.
Greg's broad experience has received significant recognition. He has been listed in all editions of Managing IP's IP Stars, has been selected as a Lawyer of the Week by The American Lawyer, and is consistently included in Super Lawyers for IP litigation. Most recently, he was named by the Daily Journal in April 2015 as a Top IP Lawyer in California, included in IAM Patent 1000 2015 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals, where he was described as a globe-trotting litigator and consummate counselor, and named in The Best Lawyers in America for patent litigation.
Greg has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley. He serves as executive chair of the Leadership Board of the College of Arts and Sciences of Santa Clara University. Greg also was an adjunct professor at UC Hastings College of the Law for several years, teaching patent litigation.
Google prevails in IPR proceeding by establishing that challenged claims are not patentable
SOLiD and Reach obtain jury verdict finding non-infringement in competitor-vs.-competitor patent case
The Nielsen Company obtains preliminary injunction
Honors & Distinctions
Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, as a Lawyer of the Week by The American Lawyer, Top IP Lawyer by the Daily Journal, and numerous times in Super Lawyers
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 US, and Intellectual Asset Management for patent litigation
Judicial Extern, Central Staff Attorney's Office, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (August-December 1987)