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Polsinelli opened its San Francisco office as part of an ongoing goal to provide the firm’s national and California-based clients with a legal platform that best serves their interests. Our San Francisco office has brought together vibrant, local diverse lawyers committed to serving our client’s needs in Northern California.

Representing prominent national and regional clients, Polsinelli’s San Francisco attorneys are focused primarily in intellectual property. Providing support for clients' complex national intellectual property matters, we integrate the experience of prosecution attorneys who navigate the complexities of securing intellectual property with the experience of litigators who understand the process of defending and challenging intellectual property.

With a strong reputation for the defense of major industrial companies and in addition to being heavy advocates for their clients’ position in court, our San Francisco corporate and real estate finance attorneys also focus on our clients’ business performance, partnering across the firm’s national financial services and corporate practices which provide legal counsel in approximately 100 service areas and 70 industries.

A diverse group of talented lawyers provide legal service in practice areas including:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Behavioral health
  •  Biotechnology
  • Commercial contracts & transactions
  • Corporate & transactional
  • Data center & infrastructure
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Electrical engineering & computer science patent prosecution
  • Financial services
  • Financial technology & regulation
  • Joint ventures & strategic alliances
  • Intellectual property & technology litigation
  • Litigation & dispute resolution
  • Medical devices
  • Mergers, acquisitions & divestures
  • Patent post grant proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent prosecution
  • Privacy & cybersecurity
  • Real estate
  • Real estate finance
  • Technology transactions
  • Trade secrets litigation
  • Trademark & copyright
  • Trademark & copyright litigation
  • Unmanned aircraft systems & advanced robotics
  • Venture capital & emerging growth companies

San Francisco attorneys are recognized leaders in law, receiving honors an inclusion within their field of practice from organizations including: 

  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • CALI Excellence for Future Award in Intellectual Property Law Survey
  • Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40
  • Daily Journal’s Top 75 IP Litigators
  • Daily Journal’s Top IP Lawyers
  • Daily Journal’s Top IP Verdict Trial Victory
  • Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence
  • San Jose Business Journal’s "40 Under 40"
  • The Legal 500

To enhance our clients’ opportunities in the business community, we hold board memberships and are active in numerous organizations including:

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Layers Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
  • Bar Association of San Francisco,
  • Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems at UC Berkeley
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
  • Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Cooperating Attorneys
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • lChIPs (Advancing Women in Technology)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Association
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Santa Clara University High Tech Law Institute
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • State Bar of California
  • TEDxConstitutionDrive
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California
  • Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
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In addition to their roles and achievements within their areas of practice in the legal community, our San Francisco attorneys share a strong commitment to social responsibility and are passionate about many national and local charities including:
  • American Cancer Society 
  • Bay Area Legal Aid 
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Equal Rights Advocates 
  • Legal Services for Children 
  • Marin Food Bank
  • Queens Bench Bar Association 
  • San Francisco Food Bank
  • University of San Francisco Women Lawyer’s Association