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Background

Howard G. Pollack is a Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Pollack joined the firm in 1994 after serving as judicial clerk to the Honorable H. Robert Mayer, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1992-1994). His litigation experience is primarily in the electronics, semiconductor and computer software fields and he has represented major clients in both patent and trademark infringement cases relating to those areas of technology. He has represented clients in patent litigation matters in several U.S. District Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center 1992
J.D.
cum laude


Stanford University 1988
General Engineering, B.S.


Stanford University 1988
Drama, A.B.
with honors

Admissions

  • California 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Haldane Robert Mayer, 1992 - 1994

Other Distinctions

Awards

“Best Lawyers – Litigation, Intellectual Property,” Best Lawyers in America, 2020, 2021.

“Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer,” 2018,2019.

“Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney,” Northern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2019.

Selected publications
“The Admissibility and Utility of Expert Legal Testimony in Patent Litigation,” 32 IDEA 361 (1992).

“Is the Method of Doing Business Rejection Bankrupt?” 3 Fed. Cir. Bar J. 73 (1993) (with E. Robert Yoches).

“The Gordian Algorithm: An Attempt to Untangle the International Dilemma Over the Protection of Computer Software,” 22 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. 815 (1991).

“Minimizing the Risk of a Finding of Willful Infringement Through Opinions of Counsel” (1991).

Experience

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“His knowledge of the patent system and the knowledge of our technology. He really understands our product, and it makes him better able to litigate and defend anything, or pursue when someone else is infringing. ”

— Client Testimonial

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October 25, 2019
Fish & Richardson Obtains $175 Million Settlement for Power Integrations After 15 Years of Hard-Fought Litigation
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November 20, 2018
Fish & Richardson Wins Two Jury Verdicts in Successive Weeks for Power Integrations
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June 5, 2017
Fish Wins $56.9 Million Judgment for SRI International Against Cisco Systems; $23.7 Million Jury Verdict Doubled and $8 Million in Attorneys’ Fees Awarded
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May 16, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins $23.7 Million Jury Verdict for R&D Institute
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December 28, 2015
Fish & Richardson Wins Nearly $140 Million Damages Jury Verdict for Power Integrations
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March 31, 2015
Fish's Howard Pollack Featured in National Law Journal's "Was 2014 the Twilight of the Patent Trolls?"
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April 13th, 2012
The 15th Annual And Justice For All Awards
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July 14, 2014
Fish Win for Power Integrations Named a “Top IP Verdict of 2014” by Law360
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January 21, 2009
Power Integrations Litigation Victory Named as One of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2006
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December 5, 2008
Fish Wins Jury Trial Victory for Sandel
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November 19, 2007
Appeals Court Upholds ITC Decision in Favor of Power Integrations
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