Biography

Bryan Wilson is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is a first-chair trial lawyer with an expansive range of experience handling intellectual property matters in a variety of venues. His successful track record in recent years includes trade secrets and patent cases in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. He chairs the Litigation Department in the firm’s Palo Alto office, and is co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets Working Group. Mr. Wilson teaches a seminar in trade secret law as a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School (Spring 2014 and 2016), and is a contributing editor to Trade Secrets (Law and Business 2016).

Mr. Wilson’s jury trials include Hansen Medical, Inc. v. Luna Innovations, Inc., which wastried in Santa Clara County Superior Court and resulted in a $36 million trade secret and breach-of-contract verdict for Hansen Medical.

Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings with JAMS/Endispute, the American Arbitration Association, and private arbitration proceedings, including the arbitration of patent infringement claims, business disputes and trade secret matters.

Mr. Wilson also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing organizations including the Mono Lake Committee, the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Coastside Land Trust, the Tuolumne River Trust, and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. Before law school, Mr. Wilson worked for the Save San Francisco Bay Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018, Legal 500 US recommended Mr. Wilson as a leading attorney for trade secrets, describing him as “‘a very smart, thoughtful attorney,’ who is ‘courteous and assertive in trial.’”

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