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Cooper, Lindsay
Direct Tel: +1 415-875-6449
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

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 intellectual property and commercial litigation.  She has litigated some of the most significant intellectual property cases of the past decade, including disputes for Google against Apple, Uber and Sonos.  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 patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and trade dress infringement, breach of contract, fraud, 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, speaker technology, 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.

  • Google
  • Waymo
  • Plaid
  • Palantir
  • Samsung
  • Ripple
  • eBay
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Currently representing Google against competitor Sonos in a patent infringement case.  Obtained a complete defense-side verdict for Google against Sonos following a jury trial in the Northern District of California.
  • 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 the parties’ jury 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 Google against competitor Apple in a series of “smartphone war” patent infringement cases 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.
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)
    • 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
  • Ranked in Litigation - Intellectual Property in 2024 by The Best Lawyers of America: Ones to Watch
  • Named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in 2022 by The Recorder