Charles K. Verhoeven is the head of the firm's Northern California Offices. Mr. Verhoeven is recognized as one of the top litigators in the United States. Here are some examples of recognition Mr. Verhoeven has received over the last decade:
Chambers USA has repeatedly ranked Mr. Verhoeven in "Band One" for Intellectual Property Patent Litigation (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), identifying Mr. Verhoeven as “an incredibly smart attorney” and noting his "incredible presentation in court." Multiple sources told Chambers USA that Mr. Verhoeven is “excellent at cross-examination,” and noted his "ability to communicate very difficult jargon in a way that is easy for a jury to understand." Chambers USA has also repeatedly listed him as one of the 45 "leading individuals" in California in the field of intellectual property.
Mr. Verhoeven has repeatedly been named by California's The Daily Journal as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in the State (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). Mr. Verhoeven also has been repeatedly elected to The Daily Journal's "Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators" (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) and "Top 30 IP Lawyers" (2008, 2005). The Daily Journal has also recognized Mr. Verhoeven as one of the “Top Intellectual Property Attorneys of 2014.” According to the Journal: "Verhoeven has become a giant on the state's intellectual property litigation scene."
In March 2012, Mr. Verhoeven won Managing IP's award as the "Outstanding IP Practitioner" in the United States. Mr. Verhoeven and his colleagues at Quinn Emanuel also won Managing IP's awards for "Best ITC Practice" in the US (2013, 2012) and for best patent litigation firm – US West (2012).
In January 2012, Mr. Verhoeven was named by The American Lawyer as one of five finalists for its "Litigator of the Year" competition. The American Lawyer also awarded Mr. Verhoeven and his colleagues "Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year" for 2010. The American Lawyer elected Quinn Emanuel one of two finalists for the same award in 2012.
In 2011, Mr. Verhoeven was named a "Client Service All Star" in BTI Consulting Group's survey of corporate counsel. In June 2010, Mr. Verhoeven was profiled by The National Law Journal as one of 10 top lawyers in "Winning," the NLJ's annual profile of the most successful litigators in the United States.
In 2008, Mr. Verhoeven was named one of the top 50 attorneys in the US under the age of 45 by IP Law and Business. In 2007, Mr. Verhoeven was named by The American Lawyer as one of its "Fab Fifty," which was The American Lawyer's list of the top fifty litigators in the United States under the age of 45. In 2002, Mr. Verhoeven was recognized by California Law Business as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40 years old. Mr. Verhoeven obtained the second largest IP verdict in the United States in 2002 (source IP Law and Business, April 2003).
Mr. Verhoeven's record as lead counsel before the Federal Circuit is 17-2-2.
Mr. Verhoeven has a national practice and has litigated in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, as well as throughout California. Mr. Verhoeven's IP practice has involved a wide range of technologies, including the internet, smart phone, tablet and computer hardware and software and systems, cable and cellular communications, semiconductor and storage devices, manufacturing equipment and processes, packaging, MRI and mass spectrometry equipment, polymers, medical devices, DNA sequencing and other biotechnologies.
In addition to IP, Mr. Verhoeven has litigated in the areas of antitrust, entertainment, real estate and complex commercial litigation.