Brent D. Sokol

Brent Sokol litigates complex intellectual property disputes, often involving international forums and multiple forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He is a frequent speaker on patent licensing and corporate restructuring of intellectual property assets. A former biomedical engineer, Brent has significant jury trial and patent prosecution experience in the field of medical devices. He is a member of INTA's trademark enforcement committee and author of updates on global trademark enforcement.

Brent's recent lead representations include Ardian, a medical device company, regarding its global patent strategy; the defense of PriceGrabber.com in two patent infringement cases over the updating of database records; Munhwa Broadcasting, the leading Korean television network, in obtaining a preliminary injunction against trademark infringement of its hit series title; and Mattel, concerning trademark and trade dress infringement of its MAGIC 8 BALL rights. A litigator with a broad background in high-profile cases, Brent has represented Mattel in connection with Congressional hearings and investigations concerning toys allegedly sold in violation of regulatory standards. Other companies Brent has worked with include DreamWorks, funnyordie.com, Sunkist, Target, and Toyota. Medical device experience includes Algodyne, Ardian, Embol-X, General Surgical Innovations, Gen-Probe, Mentor, and Neocrin.

Brent has been featured on Fox 11 News concerning his John Anson Ford Award for intellectual property litigation on behalf of the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations. Brent is an Associate National Commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League, author of the successful ADL amicus brief to the 9th Circuit in the Boise case, and co-chair of the ADL summer associate legal research program.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Trademarks, 3) Unfair Competition & Copyrights, 4) Licensing & Technology Transactions, 5) Patent Litigation and 6) Patent Prosecution & IP Counseling
Law School Boston College Law School
Education Northwestern University (B.M.E., 1987)
Bar Member / Association California and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Most recent firm Jones Day
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