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Sharif E. Jacob

Sharif E. Jacob

Keker & Van Nest LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Sharif E. Jacob
Keker & Van Nest LLP

Sharif E. Jacob designs strategies to win and resolve high-stakes litigation. He has successfully tried commercial, patent, and civil rights actions. His practice focuses on complex business disputes, intellectual property litigation, civil enforcement actions, and white collar criminal matters. In addition to his work at Keker & Van Nest, Mr. Jacob serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Mr. Jacob has extensive experience with patent litigation. He represents leading firms in the video streaming, social networking, and wireless phone industries in disputes pending before the district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Jacob has repeatedly litigated actions advancing the constitutional rights of inmates. He has won judgments and appeals for prisoners locked in solitary confinement or brutalized in prison. His pro bono work has led to systemic reform of California’s prison system and has been covered by the national press.

Mr. Jacob graduated first in his class from Hastings and received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. After law school, Mr. Jacob clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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