Jeff Joyner

Jeff Joyner’s experience includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, trials, appeals, enforcement, protection and licensing. He also focuses on technology, including green technologies, entertainment, Internet and new media law.

Jeff has represented major international and domestic food and beverage companies, alternative energy and clean technology projects, electronics companies, technology companies, semi-conductor companies, medical companies, fashion designers, sports organizations, entertainment companies, media companies, consumer products companies, artists and photographers in litigation involving substantial damage claims and the development and execution of worldwide intellectual property development, acquisition, protection, compliance, enforcement, branding and licensing programs for patents, famous trademarks, trade dress and copyrighted works.

Jeff advises and is a limited partner of one of the first clean technology venture funds that includes a portfolio of solar, carbon credit management, water purification and bio pesticide companies. He also advises other ventures and companies using technologies for solar, wind, biomass, solar thermal, waste-to-energy, green building material, transportation, infrastructure and smart grid projects, among others. Jeff participates on the Green Task Force for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

In particular, he has been very active in litigating lawsuits throughout the United States involving patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, anti-counterfeiting, reverse confusion, dilution, unfair competition, contractual disputes, licensing disputes, domain name disputes and right of publicity. By drawing on his wide-ranging experience in intellectual property litigation and trials, Jeff has enforced such judgments against both U.S. and foreign defendants, including, but not limited to, judgments reaching nine figures by way of settlement, jury verdict, default judgment and summary judgment.

He also represents individuals and companies before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the enforcement and protection of their trademark rights. Jeff has advised companies in connection with the drafting of license agreements and marketing agreements.

Jeff has also advised entertainment production companies and talent, including directors, writers, actors, songwriters and music composers in connection with motion pictures and television series that have been produced, distributed or are scheduled to begin production. He has also advised songwriters and composers in connection with publishing agreements with large music publishers.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property Litigation, 2) Intellectual Property & Technology, 3) Climate Change, 4) Global Trade & Investment, 5) Globalization & Commercialization and 6) Emerging Technology
Law School J.D., cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law, 1995
Admitted Year 1995
Education B.S., George Washington University, 1989
Bar Member / Association State Bar of California, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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