Intellectual Property

Our San Jose, California IP attorneys at Gates Eisenhart Dawson have the skills and background necessary to efficiently and effectively represent individuals who hold intellectual property rights as well as individuals accused of unlawfully using another person’s intellectual property.

A company’s intellectual property is often the lifeblood of the company, whether it is a trade secret, copyright, or trademark. It is essential that companies and individuals who hold the rights to intellectual property understand the scope of their rights and guard them from infringement, the term that applies to unlawful use of intellectual property. It is equally imperative that individuals accused of infringing or misappropriating the intellectual property of another consult an attorney to understand their defenses.

Based in Silicon Valley, our intellectual property practice extends throughout California and to other jurisdictions in select matters.

Representative Cases

Successfully represented a calendar distribution corporation and its owner in the appeal of a preliminary injunction against the defendants (managing agents), who misappropriated the corporation's customer list and used it to solicit business for a competing business. The case was handled by one of our attorneys in a prior position.

Successfully represented individuals alleged to have misappropriated a company’s trade secrets after the company purchased their prior employer. The case was handled by one of our attorneys in a prior position.

See below for more information about our intellectual property practice. Contact GED to discuss how we may be of service in your intellectual property matter.

Trade Secrets

A trade secret includes any valuable business information that is not generally known and is the subject of reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy. A company’s trade secrets are at the heart of the company’s business. The entire business mode… Read More


A trademark is a mark or symbol that identifies your goods or services. As such, it is an invaluable mark and should be protected from attempts by others to capitalize on your business’s goodwill by using a similar mark to confuse people into belie… Read More


The owner of a copyrighted work has the right to exclude others from infringing on the work. That includes the right to prevent others, without permission, from infringing on certain exclusive rights that are granted to the copyright holder, includin… Read More