Procopio announced the additions of Bob Sloss, Chris Jackzo and Mindy Morton to the firms already significant Intellectual Property Litigation practice. The firm houses one of the largest groups in the region.

Bob Sloss joins the team from Oracle, where he was Senior Corporate Counsel, supervising Oracle’s intellectual property litigation. Prior to that, he was a partner at Farella Braun + Martell. He has more than 30 years’ experience litigating intellectual property and commercial disputes. With his unique experience, both with a large law firm, and for a top tier global technology firm, Sloss brings a unique set of skills to resolve clients’ legal disputes. Sloss has litigated patent infringement cases across the technology spectrum – including software, hardware, devices and biotechnology. Sloss is resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

Chris Jaczko, a former partner with Cooley, has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, trade secret misappropriation claims and a wide variety of complex business litigation. Jaczko’s experience includes representing a number of publicly-traded and venture-backed biotechnology companies in patent and licensing matters. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Jaczko was a Marketing Engineer and a Major Accounts Manager with the Semiconductor Group of Texas Instruments, where he was responsible for the strategic development and marketing of semiconductor products to the telecommunications industry. Jaczko joins the San Diego office.

Mindy Morton, formerly with Fenwick, Squire Sanders, and Bergeson LLP, joins the firm’s Menlo Park office. Morton has handled a variety of cases in state and federal courts, including trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright, computer fraud, and non-compete agreement litigation. Highlights of Morton’s career include serving as first chair in a jury trial versus Sun, and representing Napster in its dispute with the recording industry. Morton served as the 2012 President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

“We continue to experience significant, yet sensible growth at Procopio,” said the firms’ managing partner Tom Turner. “It’s a clear signal that the market is hungry for law firms with our business model. Top quality lawyers with big firm backgrounds want to come here. Our platform, and our effective rate structure, provides them the ability to deliver the level of service their clients demand. Clients continue to get more sophisticated, and they recognize that they can get top tier representation from a firm like Procopio, with unusually cost-effective rates. The ‘new normal’ is no longer new. It’s just normal. And Procopio is the type of firm clients want to work with, for quality, service, and price.” Turner added, “The combination of expertise with our new laterals, along with their collective strategic insight into complex cases, makes each of these folks – Chris, Mindy and Bob – an ideal addition to our already significant and growing practice.”


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