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G. Gervaise Davis, III

G. Gervaise Davis, III

Terra Law LLP

Monterey, CA, USA


Gerry Davis is Of Counsel with Terra Law LLP in its San Jose, California office, where he handles primarily intellectual property and licensing of technology issues.  He was the founding principal of the internationally known Monterey, California law firm of Davis & Schroeder, one of the earliest computer industry-recognized boutique business and intellectual property firms specializing in matters relating to protection, development and licensing software for businesses and non-profits, as well as the complex new legal issues relating to the Internet.  His practice includes copyright law, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets and intellectual property licensing.  He serves as a legal expert witness, U.S. District Court mediator, and is an arbitrator in high tech litigation and disputed matters including arbitration of domain name disputes for WIPO and the National Arbitration Forum. He wrote one of the earliest books on developing and protecting computer software, and has been a frequent speaker on computer and Internet IP matters since the 1980's.  He continues to be a PLI speaker on these subjects covering  various areas of the law. He served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (BS in International Relations) and graduated from the Georgetown Law Center with a JD. His first year out of law school, he served as the Law Clerk of Hon. Stanley N. Barnes of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles.

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