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Lordgooei, Iman
Direct Tel: +1 415-875-6491, Direct Fax: +1 415-875-6700
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

Iman Lordgooei is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s San Francisco office.  He joined the firm in 2013.  He practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation and has also handled matters involving unfair competition and copyright infringement. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has applied his technical training to patent litigation matters involving such technologies as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, microprocessor design, semiconductor fabrication, Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, computer networking, signal processing, and satellite positioning.  He has also represented clients in the medical device industry.  Iman has represented clients in courts throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Alacritech
  • BlackBerry
  • Fortinet
  • Google
  • Proofpoint
  • Samsung
  • Symantec
  • Verkada
  • Representing Google in its defense against patent infringement allegations brought by Sonos.
  • Represented Verkada, Inc. against allegations of patent infringement raised by Motorola Solutions and Avigilon at the ITC relating to AI-enabled video surveillance products and technologies.  Iman oversaw Verkada’s overall case and successfully led the defense against MSI and Avigilon’s computer vision and face-detection IP.  Following an evidentiary hearing, the ALJ issued an initial determination finding that Verkada did not violate MSI and Avigilon’s computer vision and face-detection IP—a decision that the Commission declined to review.  After review of select findings of the ALJ, the Commission issued an order finding no violation by Verkada of any of the asserted MSI and Avigilon patents (which Motorola did not appeal), resulting in a total victory at the ITC for Verkada and earning a Litigator of the Week “Shout Out” from ALM.  (
  • Represented leading cybersecurity company, Proofpoint, Inc., and its subsidiary, Cloudmark LLC, in a case against French cybersecurity startup, Vade Secure SASU, involving trade secret misappropriation under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and copyright infringement by Vade and its Chief Technical Officer.  Following a four-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in Proofpoint’s favor, finding Vade and its CTO had misappropriated Proofpoint’s trade secrets and infringed the asserted copyrights, and that Vade’s misappropriation was willful and malicious.  The jury awarded approximately $14M in compensatory damages, earning a Litigator of the Week “Runner-Up” from ALM.  (;
  • Represented BlackBerry against Facebook in multiple federal district court cases over patents relating to cryptography, unified endpoint management, secure document repository, VoIP, and geolocation technologies.  The disputed ended with the parties reaching a global settlement.  (
  • Represented Samsung against rival Huawei in federal district court over patents relating to 4G cellular technology, and drafted patent owner preliminary responses that led to the PTAB denying institution of Huawei’s petitions for inter partes review of two Samsung patents asserted at the district court.
  • Represented Proofpoint in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to cybersecurity technologies brought by Finjan in the Northern District of California, and negotiated settlement terms favorable to Proofpoint to resolve the dispute at the eve of trial.
  • Represented Metaswitch Networks in two jury trials in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented plaintiff STMicroelectronics against its competitor, InvenSense, in a patent suit at the ITC asserting STMicroelectronics’ patents relating to various MEMS-based gyroscopes and accelerometers used in smartphones, tablets and other devices and their methods of manufacture.
  • The University of Pennsylvania Law School
    (J.D., 2007)
    • Certificate of Study in Business & Public Policy, Wharton School of Business
    • Univ. of Pa. Journal of Int’l Economic Law (now Journal of Int’l Law):
      • Managing Editor, 2006-2007
      • Editor, 2005-2006
  • Drexel University
    (B.S., summa cum laude, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering, 2004)
  • The State Bar of California
  • United States District Court:
    • Northern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Federal Circuit
  • Jones Day:
    • Associate, 2007-2013
  • Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2017)
  • Bear Market Litigation: Showing the Relationship between Patent Litigation and a Down Economy, 27 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 1077 (2006)
  • Member, Penn Law Northern California Alumni Club
  • Member, Iranian American Bar Association