Mitchell ZimmermanOf Counsel Fenwick & West
Mr. Zimmerman's practice focuses on counseling, litigation and conflict resolution involving copyrights and trademarks in computer software, digital devices, Internet-based works, and textual authorship. He frequently advises clients concerning the scope of intellectual property rights and on product design and risk management in technology and other contexts.
Mr. Zimmerman has served as counsel in numerous copyright, trademark and patent cases, including: Paramount v. ReplayTV (copyright fair use in digital video recorders); Research in Motion vs. Good Technology (copyright in user interface of handheld communicators); Brown Bag Software vs. Symantec (software copyrights and trade dress in user interfaces); Lotus Development Corp. vs. Borland International (Lotus 1-2-3 user interface copyrights; Candle Corp. vs. Boole & Babbage (early computer software patent); and Capcom USA v. Data East (trade dress in videogame).
Mr. Zimmerman is a frequent speaker and writes extensively on intellectual property and technology subjects, and is a Neutral of the American Arbitration Association (Large Case Technology, Science & Intellectual Property Roster). He has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Stanford Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif; 1979
Princeton University, M.A., in politics, 1965
The City College of New York, B.A., 1963
Admitted to Practice Member of the State Bar of California and member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, the District Courts of the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.