Lindsay Cooper is a partner in the San Francisco office. Lindsay’s practice focuses on supporting established and emerging companies in their most important business disputes, with an emphasis on high-stakes, complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. She has litigated some of the most significant intellectual property cases of the past decade. In 2022 she was selected as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” an award that recognizes lawyers in California under age 40 who are considered to be the next generation of legal leaders.
Lindsay has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts around the country, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, employment law, antitrust and RICO.
Lindsay’s work spans many industries, including technology, telecommunications, e-commerce and finance. Her experience includes litigation concerning autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, search technology, computer hardware and software, battery management, mobile gaming, network security, fintech and cryptocurrencies.
Lindsay also maintains an active pro bono practice. She works closely with the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco, which awarded Lindsay its Housing Justice Award for her success in representing low-income tenants.
- Barnes & Noble
- Currently representing Google against competitor Sonos in a patent infringement case. The patents-at-issue relate to pairing and syncing speakers in a home network.
- Represented Waymo (Alphabet’s self-driving car division) against competitor Uber in a trade secret misappropriation case relating to autonomous vehicle technology. After opening statements and on the fourth day of trial, the parties settled the case, with Uber granting Waymo a percentage of equity in Uber valued at $245 million, as well as injunctive relief.
- Represented eBay against competitor Amazon in a breach of contract and unfair competition case regarding Amazon’s use of eBay’s member-to-member messaging system to unlawfully recruit eBay sellers to Amazon.
- Represented a major Bay Area technology company in a dispute with a former employee concerning the former employee’s threat to publicly disseminate information that the employee had improperly withheld upon resignation. Obtained an injunction requiring the employee to return the improperly withheld information, and prohibiting the employee from sharing it.
- Represented Samsung and third-party Google against competitor Apple in the second “smartphone war” patent infringement case brought by Apple. Obtained a non-infringement verdict for several Apple patents, and for the remainder, held Apple to less than 5.5% of its requested $2.2 billion in damages.
- Antitrust & Competition
- Blockchain and Digital Asset Practice
- Domestic U.S. Arbitration
- Employment Litigation & Counseling
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Patent Litigation
- Trademark, Trade Dress, Unfair Competition/False Advertising, and Publicity Rights Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Internet Litigation
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)
- Hastings Law Journal
- Hastings Law Journal
- Duke University
(B.A., Public Policy Studies, Economics, 2009)
- The State Bar of California
- United States District Court:
- Northern District of California
- United States Court of Appeals:
- Federal Circuit
- Named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in 2022 by The Recorder