Yasser El-Gamal’s practice focuses on technology and related regulatory, transactional and compliance issues. He regularly handles patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters in various contexts, including IP protection and enforcement, antitrust/competition, advertising and branding, employment, entertainment and digital technology, healthcare, M&A and VC investments, and retail and consumer related issues. He has multiple technical degrees and years of practical industry experience. He is a registered patent attorney with a record of service spanning more than 20 years, regularly sought and quoted by leading publications, and consistently recognized as one of the top attorneys in his field.
He has particular experience in areas such as automotive, consumer electronics and accessories, enterprise electronics and computing, entertainment, healthcare and life sciences, health-tech, Internet, optical communications, LEDs, nanotechnology, sporting equipment, and software. His clients range from innovator startups to established Fortune 500 companies.
Yasser regularly litigates complex IP matters in federal courts nationwide and appears in administrative proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission; in contested proceedings, such as IPRs, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has litigated tort and contract disputes in state court, has extensive experience taking and/or defending fact and expert depositions, conducted direct and cross-examination of key witnesses in civil trial proceedings and arbitration, and in 2009–2010 served as a prosecutor at the Anaheim City Attorney’s office, where he tried criminal cases.
Apart from litigation, Yasser regularly advises clients on issues of strategic IP portfolio management, technology transfer (licensing and acquisition), due diligence, valuation, product design development (including clean-room development), freedom to operate, monetization, and regulatory approval and compliance issues. He also prosecutes a substantial number of patent and trademark applications before the USPTO, and oversees such matters in foreign countries and before regional authorities.
His background as a former U.S. patent examiner, coupled with his technology, industry, litigation, transactional, and regulatory experience across a number of industries and legal practices has made him a highly valued resource to clients and others in the firm.