Victoria Gruver Curtin, JD, AB

Victoria Curtin has practiced in the field of complex commercial litigation for more than thirty years. Since 1998, she has been in solo practice, emphasizing patent litigation, by herself and in association with other counsel. In the last decade, she has worked with Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. representing, among others, the Washington Research Foundation, regarding patents relating to radio frequency (RF) receiver technology, and Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, regarding patents relating to mobile wireless communication devices and the provision of media and content to such devices. Both those programs have been hugely successful, with licensing revenues well into eight figures. Mrs. Curtin has had primary responsibility for the various litigations that support the licensing programs, as well as the legal theories underpinning the licensing and litigation strategies.

Mrs. Curtin has significant trial experience. She has been lead trial counsel in bench trials and evidentiary hearings (including claim construction hearings in patent cases), and complex administrative hearings. Most recently, she has participated as counsel in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mrs. Curtin also particularly enjoys appellate work, and has handled numerous appeals in both state and federal court on a wide variety of issues.

A brief curriculum vitae for Mrs. Curtin is: Stanford Law School, J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif; U.C. Berkeley, A.B. 1978, Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk, The Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Admissions: State of California; State of Arizona; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit; various U.S. District Courts.

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