Clara Shin advises clients in complex technology, intellectual property, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes. The Daily Journal has recognized her as one of California’s top intellectual property litigators and for obtaining one of the top verdicts in the state.
Most recently, Ms. Shin secured a unanimous jury verdict for a Covington client on all causes of action—including willful federal trademark infringement, common law trademark infringement, and federal unfair competition—and punitive damages. Ms. Shin also won a Ninth Circuit ruling for Autodesk defining the scope of software licensing and the first sale doctrine under copyright law as well as a Federal Circuit victory for Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. and Abbott Laboratories in a precedential opinion that affirmed the district court’s denial of attorneys’ fees.
Ms. Shin’s practice includes expertise in securities litigation. She has represented defendants in securities class actions, derivative litigation, and investigations and proceedings commenced by government and regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and FINRA.