Biography

Amy Candido is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP based in San Francisco.  She is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing on high-stakes, complex intellectual property litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  She has litigated and advised clients in a wide range of technologies, including the Internet, computer hardware and software, semiconductor manufacturing, casino gaming and genetic testing.  Ms. Candido has conducted jury trials in the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, and the Southern District of California, bench trials at the International Trade Commission, and argued before the Federal Circuit.  Most recently, Ms. Candido has been involved in several trade secret misappropriation cases, with a particular focus on damages issues.  Previously, Ms. Candido represented ViaSat in a complex patent and breach of contract jury trial against Space Systems/Loral involving broadband satellites, which resulted in a jury verdict of $283 million for ViaSat.  She tried the Function Media v. Google and Bright Response v. Google jury trials, both of which resulted in complete defense verdicts of non-infringement and invalidity for Google.  She was trial counsel for HTC in the two ITC investigations (337-TA-797 and 337-TA-710) initiated by Apple as part of the “smartphone wars,” and represented Google in numerous ITC and multi-district actions concerning the Android operating system and various smart phone technologies.  Ms. Candido has been selected as an Intellectual Property Rising Star by Law360 and as one of the top 100 women litigators in California by The Daily Journal

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