Mr. Claude Stern
Partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
The state of US FRAND litigation
Claude M. Stern is a partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the largest litigation-only law firm in the world. Mr. Stern serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s National Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, the largest practice area within Quinn Emanuel. Mr. Stern has spearheaded Quinn Emanuel’s initiative to represent and advise Israeli companies in US litigation. Mr. Stern has been repeatedly recognized as one of the preeminent intellectual property trial lawyers in Silicon Valley, California and the United States by such publications as Chambers: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2013), Law Dragon, San Francisco Magazine, and San Jose Magazine. Mr. Stern has consistently been recognized as one of California’s Super Lawyers (2004 - 2013), and in 2009 and 2013 was recognized as one of California’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and since 2008 has been recognized as one of California’s Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators. Mr.
Stern has been lead trial counsel in numerous precedent-setting cases within the intellectual property field, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases. Mr. Stern also has substantial experience in the defense of technology performance class-action cases, particularly involving allegations of defective software and hardware, and has spoken widely on the subject. Mr. Stern has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience before various arbitration/mediation bodies (including the AAA and JAMS), as well as extensive litigation experience before various Federal and State agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission. In 2006, Mr. Stern served as President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious bench-bar educational organization for trial lawyers in California.