Established in 2003, the San Diego office brings together a powerful combination of experienced intellectual property and corporate deal making strategists to provide clients in San Diego and throughout Southern California with access to the combined experience of senior attorneys and the operational efficiencies of one of the nation’s leading full-service law firms. We advise technology and life sciences companies, universities and research institutions that make San Diego one of the most vibrant technology, medical and scientific sectors in the world.

The attorneys and legal professionals in San Diego offer a broad range of legal services – from expert intellectual property counseling, litigation and strategy to relentless advocacy in complex intellectual property transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures, private investments and public offerings. We are also well-positioned to serve San Diego companies as they grow, expand and adapt rapidly to stay at the forefront of technological innovation in their fields. Our attorneys are committed to responding quickly, effectively and efficiently to the San Diego business community’s needs. From the initial protection of ideas, through company formation, venture and other private financings, product development and distribution, partnerships and other collaborations, our attorneys can provide expertise and solutions to rapidly growing and global companies.

Office Info

Suite 400
12730 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
t +1 858.350.6100
f +1 858.350.6111

Fully Engaged Team

Fully Engaged Team

Kilpatrick Townsend’s San Diego-based lawyers take an active role in supporting local civic and charitable organizations through financial support, board participation and in-kind support for legal and educational outreach in San Diego and nearby local communities. The office is an annual supporter of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, an organization that provides financial and legal support to residents of San Diego County who otherwise lack access to the legal system. Kilpatrick Townsend also supports organizations and events such as the Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards – annual awards presented to outstanding women in business, individuals and organizations that have promoted skilled and talented women within the San Diego technology, biosciences, health care, defense, energy, clean-tech and services sectors.

Experience Highlights

Resonate Inc. v. Nortel Networks Corporation

Lead counsel for Alteon Web Systems, which was acquired by Nortel Networks, in patent infringement action relating to switching in large Internet more

Lochner Technologies LLC v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., Hitachi America Ltd et al.
Represented Hitachi America Ltd. in a patent infringement action on a patent related to modular computer systems. We were successful in settling more
Global patent and know-how license
Represent a U.S. chemical company in patent and know-how license with Japanese chemical company in connection with product development, manufacturing more
Abbott Medical Optics (fka Advanced Medical Optics) v. Alcon
Represented Abbott Medical Optics (AMO, fka Advanced Medical Optics), a supplier of advanced refractive technologies, as plaintiff in one more