Albin H. Gess

Albin H. Gess: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (431 Attorneys)
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Biography

Al Gess' practice is concentrated in litigation and transactional work in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, copyright, and related contract law.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Supreme Court Ruling Encourages Courts to Award Attorney's Fees, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (July 20, 2015)
• Prosecuting the Patent Application: Responding to Office Actions, Arguing Obviousness Rejections, Conducting Interviews, Speaker, Patent Prosecution Fundamentals From The Experts, Orange County Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange, CA (April 2011)
• Model Jury Instructions: Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Litigation, Contributing Author, ABA Section of Litigation (May 2008)
• Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks, Chapter in the Balanced Engineer, Technomic Publishing (1998)
• Competitive Product Design in the Face of Valid Patents, New Matter, Volume 20, Issue 1, Intellectual Property Section, California Bar Association (Spring 1995)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
•The Best Lawyers in America, Trade Secrets Law (2015-2019); Intellectual Property Law (2007-2011)
•Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Trade Secrets Law (2016, 2019)
•Southern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2004, 2007-2013)
•Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property - Business Edition (2011)
•Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
•Who's Who Worldwide
•fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering
•IEEE Third Millennium Medal

Community Involvement

•Leadership Board for Seneca Orange County, Chair (2014-2015)
•Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Senior Lifetime Member
•Orange County Section, Chair (1994-1996), Treasurer (2000)
•Los Angeles Council, Board Member (1995-1997)
•Orange County Computer Society Chapter, Treasurer (1998-1999)
•University of Detroit Mercy
•College of Engineering & Science, Board of Advisors
•American University, Washington College of Law
•John Sherman Myers Society
•Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, Board Member

Other Professional Experience

•Price and Gess, Founding Partner
•Jackson, Jones & Price, Partner
•Burroughs Corporation, Senior Patent Attorney
•Office of Naval Research, Patent Advisor
•United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner

Related News & Events

Oct 12
Snell & Wilmer Announced as Orange County Business Journal Civic 50 Orange County Honoree
Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year
Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field
Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”
Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”
Jul 26
Supreme Court Ruling Encourages Courts to Award Attorney's Fees Orange County Business Journal
Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field
Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List
Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys
Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
Jun 20
Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List
Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011
Jun 22
Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010
Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010
Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Related Publications

Apr 17
2008 Orange County Super Lawyers

Institute for the Advancement of Engineering

•IEEE Third Millennium Medal

Community Involvement

•Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Senior Lifetime Member

•Orange County Section, Chair (1994-1996), Treasurer (2000)

•Los Angeles Council, Board Member (1995-1997)

•Orange County Computer Society Chapter, Treasurer (1998-1999)

•University of Detroit Mercy

•College of Engineering & Science, Board of Advisors

•American University, Washington College of Law

•John Sherman Myers Society

•Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, Board Member

Other Professional Experience

•Price and Gess, Founding Partner

•Jackson, Jones & Price, Partner

•Burroughs Corporation, Senior Patent Attorney

•Office of Naval Research, Patent Advisor

•United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner

Related News

Aug 12 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 27 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jul 29 Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20 Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Oct 21 Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22 Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Aug 01 Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10 Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Related Publications

Apr 17 2008 Orange County Super Lawyers Member:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of California

•American Bar Association

•Patent Enforcement Section

•Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Section

•Federal Bar Association

•Orange County Bar Association

•Orange County Patent Law Association, President (1990)

•Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

•American Intellectual Property Law Association

•Licensing Executive Society

•International Trademark Association

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • International
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.427.7020  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Detroit, B.E.E., 1966
Law School Attended:
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
1972
Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit; California; United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of California; United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bar Association
•Patent Enforcement Section
•Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Section
•Federal Bar Association
•Orange County Bar Association
•Orange County Patent Law Association, President (1990)
•Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Licensing Executive Society
•International Trademark Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Litigation; Representative Cases; California Irrigation Service, Inc. v. Bartron Corp.,9 USPQ 2d 1059 (CD Cal. 1988)
ISLN:
907127633

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Costa Mesa, California

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