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Matthias A Kamber

Partner, Litigation Department
San Francisco
101 California Street
Forty-Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
94111
United States

Fax: 1(415) 856-7150

Overview

Matthias Kamber is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. Mr. Kamber focuses his practice on litigating cases related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. He has tried approximately ten jury and bench trials, including numerous high-stakes patent matters, and has also handled antitrust and commercial litigation.

Leveraging his mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Kamber has handled patent cases involving internet advertising and telephony, smartphones, and microprocessors throughout the country and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Regardless of the type of case or technology, he focuses on identifying key issues early, setting a targeted legal strategy, and balancing corporate objectives. This approach has resulted in favorable pre-trial dispositions, successfully negotiated resolutions, and victories both at trial and on appeal. It has also earned him numerous public recognitions.

Mr. Kamber currently serves as a member of the Board for the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He previously served as co-chair of the Amicus Committee and, prior to that, co-chair of the Veterans Pro Bono Committee (he has also represented veterans in pro bono appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims). From 2015-2021, Mr. Kamber also served on the Advisory Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • World's Leading Patent Practitioners, IAM Patent 1000, 2014-present

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2013-present

  • Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation, 2012-present

  • California Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property, Daily Journal, 2017

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association Public Interest / Pro Bono Award, 2015

  • Intellectual Property Rising Star, Law360, 2013

  • Committee Individual Leadership Award, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2011

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (with honors), 2002

    • Editor-in-chief, George Washington International Law Review

    • Order of the Coif, George Washington University Law School

  • Cornell University, B.S. in mechanical engineering (magna cum laude), 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "The Use of Technical Expertise in Copyright Litigation: Computer Software," 24th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium Agenda, February 2020

  • Guest Lecturer, "Interviewing and Counseling Clients," Santa Clara University School of Law, February 2019

  • Moderator, Panel on "The Use of Technical Expertise in Copyright Litigation: Computer Software," Federal Circuit Bar Association conference, Santa Clara University School of Law, February 2017

  • "2016 Rulings Shed Light on Software Patent Eligibility Standards," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 2017

  • "Brexit Will Impact Planned Unified Patent Court," The National Law Journal, 2017

  • "Parallel Infringement and Invalidity Proceedings Before the UPC," Intellectual Property Magazine, 2016

  • "National and International Patent Law: U.S., Europe, China and Beyond," Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum, 2015

  • "Key Developments in Patent Law," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2015

  • "Joint/Divided Infringement," 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, 2014

  • "Key Developments in Patent Law," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2014

  • "Developments in Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation," Practising Law Institute, 8th Annual Patent Law Institute, 2014

  • "Best Practices for Litigating & Managing Disputes Under AIA," The Daily Journal/Thomson Reuters Litigating Patent Disputes Conference, 2013

  • "Finding the Best Cure," Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013

Involvement

  • Advisory Council, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2015-2021

  • Board Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2020-present

  • Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2017-2020

  • Co-Chair, Veterans Pro Bono Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2013-2017

  • Chair, Patent Litigation Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2015-2016

  • Vice Chair, Patent Litigation Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2014-2015

Recent Representations

  • Defended Alphabet, Google, and Loon against claims of patent infringement, trade-secret misappropriation, and breach of contract, winning summary judgment of non-infringement and successfully preserving that ruling on appeal

  • Represented Google in what Oracle claimed to be a multi-billion-dollar patent and copyright dispute concerning the use of the Java programming language in Google's Android platform

  • Successfully defended a $2.2 billion patent infringement claim against Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

  • Represented a leading game publisher against claims of patent infringement related to software licensing technology in the Eastern District of Texas, winning partial summary judgment of non-infringement

  • Defended a bioscience company against claims that it breached a licensing agreement, and fought a motion for a preliminary injunction

  • Represented HTC, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of handheld devices, against claims brought by Apple over smartphone technology

  • Represented a leading internet search engine and its subsidiary against claims of unfair competition, dilution and various tort claims

  • Defended Comcast in a nine-patent case involving high-speed internet and digital TV services

  • Defended Visa USA, Inc. in one of the largest private civil antitrust matters in U.S. history

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property
Patent Litigation
Litigation
Antitrust and Competition
Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Languages

Englisch
Französisch
Deutsch

Admissions

California Bar
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
Massachusetts Bar

Education

The George Washington University, J.D. 2002
Cornell University, M.S. 1998

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