Locke Lord's San Francisco office, which opened its doors in 2009, gives the Firm an important presence in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, two of the most vibrant intellectual property markets in the country. The office also provides a nexus for our corporate and transactional lawyers working with clients in the U.S. and Asia.
Our San Francisco office provides a broad range of intellectual property services across a wide variety of technologies, including the medical products and wireless communications industries. The intellectual property litigation practice of the San Francisco office supports the needs of clients across the country, including patent infringement actions before the U.S. District Courts and appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patent prosecution practice of the San Francisco office provides patent portfolio development services, including patent application preparation and prosecution before the U.S. PTO and foreign patent offices, as well as guidance with respect to enforcement strategies.
Our San Francisco office also represents clients in general corporate, public and private offerings (equity and debt), mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and finance, and strategic alliances across many industries, including financial, hospitality, technology, manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical, retail and mining.
Regina McClendon is the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office.