Jeff Fisher is a partner in the San Francisco-based law firm of Farella Braun + Martel. He has a diverse practice involving a variety of high-stakes intellectual property and technology disputes, including patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as antitrust and unfair competition cases. He serves as co-chair of Farella’s Litigation Department.
Jeff has been active in all phases of litigation, in both federal and state courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. He has specific experience with semiconductor and chip packaging technologies; computer hardware, software, and networking technologies; DNA, life sciences, medical devices and biopharmaceutical technologies; solar technology; internet and encryption technologies; digital data compression technology; and data centers. He also represents clients in connection with parallel Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings.
Jeff is listed among Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars (2013-2019). He has been recognized among California’s “Top 75 IP Litigators” and “Top Trade Secret Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal, and is regularly among the Northern California Super Lawyers.
Jeff has served on Farella’s Advisory Board and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He managed a congressional campaign in California’s 38th Congressional District during the 1996 election cycle. Coming from a family of teachers, he has a long-standing interest in our educational system and education policy.
Jeff’s affiliations include: Past President and Board Member, Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society; Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid of Marin; Co-chair, Northwestern University Leadership Circle of the San Francisco Bay Area; Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Bar Association of San Francisco; American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) ; Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL); International Trademark Association (INTA) ; San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court; Board of Advisors, Mill Valley Film Festival and California Film Institute.