Franklin Eugene Gibbs ("Gene")

Mr. Gibbs is an experienced attorney with a strong background in intellectual property matters including complex patent infringement litigation, patent prosecution and enforcement matters as well as copyright and trademark litigation, trade secrets and unfair competition.  Mr. Gibbs is a Registered Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.  He is an aggressive advocate in business and commercial litigation, including contract and partnership disputes, finance matters, unfair trade practices, investor fraud, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, employment and insurance coverage matters.  Mr. Gibbs has represented domestic and international companies in the aerospace, smartphone, semi-conductor, computer hard-drive and automotive industries, and many other industries.

Mr. Gibbs has a physics and engineering background including fourteen years of supervisory and engineering experience at Hughes Aircraft Company.  Mr. Gibbs has been lead counsel on numerous complex patent infringement and copyright actions.  He advises domestic and international corporations on intellectual property protection, technology and software licensing, privacy and non-disclosure matters.  Mr. Gibbs has licensed aerospace technology rights from NASA and prepares opinions on the enforcement and monetization of patent portfolios for private companies in various industries.  

Mr. Gibbs has expertise in intellectual property litigation and has directed all stages of complex patent litigation including discovery, motion practice, invalidity contentions, infringement contentions, Markman hearings, depositions, motions in limine, trial briefs, ex-parte reexamination petitions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and settlements.

Education:

California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, Bachelor of Science in Physics
California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, Master of Science in Physics 
Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA, Juris Doctorate

Bar Admissions & Memberships

United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia, Registered Patent Attorney
State Bar of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California

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