Keith L. Slenkovich

Keith L. Slenkovich
Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Address: 950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 858-6110
Fax: (650) 858-6100
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Keith Slenkovich is an experienced trial lawyer, who represents technology companies in intellectual property disputes and complex commercial litigation. As lead trial counsel, Mr. Slenkovich has taken more than 20 cases to verdict in state and federal courtrooms throughout the country. His intellectual property experience includes numerous patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark cases, including disputes alleging infringement or misappropriation in the clean tech, telecommunications, semiconductor, software, and manufacturing fields. As part of his intellectual property practice, Mr. Slenkovich regularly represents companies in Section 337 cases before the US International Trade Commission, and has tried matters to international tribunals such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. His commercial litigation experience includes cases involving unfair trade practices as well disputes arising out of the energy, construction, advertising and financial services industries. Mr. Slenkovich has argued to federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Slenkovich has been recognized for his contributions to pro bono representation. Mr. Slenkovich was honored in 2012 with the John H. Pickering Pro Bono Award for Exemplary Dedication to the Provision of Pro Bono Publico Legal Services, and in 2013 with the Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award for Providing Outstanding Legal Representation to Under-Represented Communities, presented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights at the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon on January 31, 2013.

Mr. Slenkovich is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and all United States District Courts of California.

Mr. Slenkovich has been a frequent guest lecturer in patent law courses at institutions such as the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and Santa Clara University. He has also been a presenter at WilmerHale's West Coast Intellectual Property Conference.

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Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Business Trial Group
Information Technology
Cleantech and Energy
Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
Bar Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Supreme Court of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1987

Colorado College, 1983
Honors: cum laude

Published Works:
Law 360: Green IP: Avoiding Mistakes Of Technologies Past, 2010, 2010

Green IP: Avoiding Mistakes Of Technologies Past, 2010

West Practice Categories:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Energy, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Appeals, Patents, Science & Technology, Trademarks

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