Trisha Farmer Lau

Trisha Farmer Lau: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Trisha Lau’s practice is concentrated in intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, legal ethics and professional responsibility. She has experience with patent infringement matters in various fields including software development, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, sod harvesting machinery and laser hologram technology. Trisha has represented clients in general commercial litigation matters, including matters involving breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, fraud, tortious interference with business and other business torts. She also has experience with trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. Trisha has specialized experience representing clients in the fitness industry.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Supreme Court Uproots Current PTAB Practice by Quashing Partial Decisions, Co-Author, SWIPLit Law Blog (April 26, 2018)
• Ninth Circuit: Non-Exclusive Licensing Agent Has No Standing to Sue for Copyright Infringement, Co-Author, SWIPLit Law Blog (September 14, 2017)
• The Supreme Court’s Fashionable Case: Implications for Expanding Copyright Protection to Apparel, Author, JD Supra Business Advisor (February 7, 2017)
•Litigation Bootcamp: Motions and Responses, Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Firm Presentation (October 2015, September 2016)
• Writ of Certiorari Denied in Oracle v. Google: Software Declaring Code, Including Structure, Sequence, and Organization Remains Protectable as Copyright, Co-Author JD Supra Business Advisor (August 4, 2015)
•Legal Ethics in the In-House Setting: How the Rules of Professional Conduct Translate, Co-Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Presentation (June 30, 2015)
•Federal Circuit Amicus Briefing, Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Firm Presentation (June 3, 2015)
•Practical Legal Research Training, Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Firm Presentation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
•IPTL Highlights from the 2013-2014 Supreme Court Term, Co-Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Presentation (June 30, 2014)
• Double Exposure: Keeping Your Confidential Information Out of the Public Eye in the Wake of Apple v. Samsung, Co-Author, ABA Landslide Magazine (May/June 2013 Issue)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Intellectual Property Litigation (2014-2018)

Community Involvement

•Snell & Wilmer Ethics Committee
•Snell & Wilmer United Way Committee (2012-2013)
•Maricopa County Bar Association, Race Judicata Volunteer
•Phoenix Public Library Foundation, Board Member (May 2014 - present)
•Various pro bono representations

Other Professional Experience

•Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2010)
•Arizona Governor’s Office, Legal Extern (2010)
•U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Extern for the Hon. G. Murray Snow (2009)
•The Cohen Law Firm, Legal Intern (2008)
•The Gaylord-Hansen Group, Business Development Consultant (2007-2008)
•First Magnus Financial Corporation, Product Manager (2004-2007)

Related News & Events

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 26
Trisha Farmer Elected to State Bar of Arizona’s Intellectual Property Section’s Executive Council

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 31
Double Exposure: Keeping Your Confidential Information Out of the Public Eye in the Wake of Apple v. Samsung ABA Landslide Magazine

Related Publications

May 11
Legal Alert - Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Posing Myriad New Issues to Conside

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6735  Phone
University Attended:
University of California - San Diego, B.A., Political Science, minor in Law and Society, magna cum laude, 2004; Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, Pi Beta Phi Academic Scholarship, Provost's Honors, Education Abroad Program, Siena, Italy, Spring 2003
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Arizona Law Review, Dean's Achievement Scholarship, Dean's List, E. Thomas Sullivan Antitrust Award, Order of the Coif, 2011
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of Arizona; United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Council (July 2015 - present)
•Business Law Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Young Lawyers Division
•Litigation Section
•American Bar Association
•Intellectual Property Law Section
•Sports and Fitness Industry Association (2016-present)


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