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Background

Leeron Kalay is the Office Hiring Principal for the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson.  He is a trial lawyer and problem solver, specializing in complex, competitor cases.  Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, he has tried many cases both before the United States International Trade Commission and in district courts across the country.  He has successfully litigated patent and trade secret disputes spanning a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, medical devices, battery cells, DNA sequencing, solar power, and wireless communications.

Leeron has extensive experience guiding clients through pre-suit investigations, the fast-paced discovery of Section 337 investigations, trial, appeals, and enforcement.  In addition to managing multiple trial teams, Leeron’s courtroom work includes witness examinations at trial and oral arguments.  His pre-trial work includes crafting and executing strategy for various case-dispositive issues, including damages.

Leeron is active as a writer and lecturer on issues relevant to the intellectual property bar.  Most recently, he was a co-author of the Federal Judicial Center’s Patent Mediation Guide.

Education

New York University School of Law 2004
J.D.


University of California, Berkeley 2001
Political Science & Rhetoric, B.A.
cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Language

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Affiliations

​American Bar Association, trade secret and misappropriation section (subcommittee chair, 2017-present)

Other Distinctions

Publications

Patent Mediation Guide, (co-author) (2019)
Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, Second Edition (contributing author) (2012)
Patents in Germany and Europe: Procurement, Enforcement, and Defense (contributor) (2011)
“Old World Fix For  New Patent Problem? How bailments could help pharmaceutical companies solve the ‘on-sale bar’ problem,”  IP Law & Business (April-May 2009)

Selected Speaking Engagements

“Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?” Panel Moderator and Conference Co-Chair, Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum North (April 2018)

Recognition

Northern California Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers (2010-2014)
Wiley Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2013)

Experience

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