Graham (Gray) M. Buccigross
is a litigator whose practice focuses on patent infringement suits involving the life sciences and electrical arts. He graduated from Harvard Law School with honors, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In December 2010, Mr. Buccigross was judged by an independent panel of legal experts and recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as one of “the San Diego legal community’s up and coming stars.” He is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar Heights and Silicon Valley offices, and a member of Sheppard Mullin's Electronic Discovery Team.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Buccigross has obtained highly favorable results for parties enforcing patents and for parties defending against such actions. These cases involved diverse life sciences and technical subject matter. He also has broad experience litigating in various jurisdictions, including the Northern District of California, Southern District of California, District of Delaware, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, District of New Jersey, and Southern District of Florida.
Patent Suits Involving Biological Arts
Mr. Buccigross has also successfully litigated various patent cases involving the biological arts. For instance, he represented the University of California in litigation against the Monsanto Corporation, leading to a settlement on the eve of trial of over $200 million for a license to the
UC’s patents covering bovine growth hormone. Other representative life sciences matters involved biological assays and neutraceuticals, and other representative clients include Applera Corp., Gen-Probe Inc., and Everett Laboratories.
Patent Suits Involving Electrical and Computer Arts
Mr. Buccigross has also obtained excellent results in patent infringement actions concerning highly technical subject matter, including telecommunications, semiconductors, computer software and hardware, data de-duplication, and biometric technology. Representative clients include Lenovo, Marvell Semiconductor, HTC Corporation, Quantum Corporation, Echostar Corp., Mformation Technologies, and Lineage Power.
Opinion Work, General Litigation Experience, and Training
As a secondary focus, Mr. Buccigross has provided freedom-to-operate opinions relating to diverse subject matter including pharmaceuticals, stents, and digital cameras.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Buccigross was an associate in Morrison & Foerster LLP’s litigation department. There, besides litigating patent infringement cases, his practice encompassed trade secret/unfair competition litigation, general commercial litigation, and employment litigation. His representative clients for actions other than for patent infringement cases include Cytec Industries, Foley & Lardner LLP, Calpine Corporation, Brookfield Homes, and Barnes & Noble.
Mr. Buccigross graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he received an award for his brief writing. During law school, he interned and externed for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California at San Diego, with highest honors. While there, he completed substantial coursework in computer science, advanced mathematics, and physics for engineers, as well as electrical engineering.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004, cum laude
B.S., Biology, University of California, San Diego, 2001, summa cum laude
Significant additional coursework in computer science and engineering. Recipient of the Biology Outstanding Achievement Award, teaching assistant in the Biology Department, and recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa scholarship for graduate study
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States District Court, Northern District of California
- United States District Court, Southern District of California