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Jeff Risher Blue Peak Law Group Partner

Jeff Risher

Partner, Blue Peak Law Group

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Phone | 949-690-1462‬
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Office | Silicon Valley, CA

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Legal Background

Jeff Risher has been an intellectual property litigator and strategist for more than two decades. His experience includes dozens of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret trials and appeals throughout the U.S. (including numerous matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit) and around the world, including China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, and Mexico.

Mr. Risher has a unique understanding of the business complexities of patent litigation from the client perspective, having spent more than a decade overseeing complex litigation and licensing matters at major global technology companies, including Apple, where he served as Director of Patent Litigation and as Director of Patent Strategy & Licensing, and Tesla, where he served as Chief IP Counsel and as Chief Litigation Counsel. In addition, Mr. Risher served as Patent Litigation Counsel at Abbott Laboratories, where he was responsible for medical device, immunology and pharmaceutical patent cases, as well as six years as a trial lawyer at two major Southern California law firms, with a focus on medical devices, prior to his in-house career.

Mr. Risher has represented public technology companies in many dozens of high-stakes mediations and arbitration proceedings, and he regularly advises clients on IP strategy, patent portfolio development, licensing, patent acquisitions, strategic relationships, technology transfers and joint development deals. He has personally negotiated and drafted in excess of 100 patent licenses, cross-licenses and patent purchase agreements between some of the most sophisticated technology companies in the world, and was honored to have been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) as one of the “World’s Top IP Strategists,” based on industry peer nominations.

Representative Matters

  • Apple Inc. et al v. HTC Corp. et al., (DDE)

  • Nokia Corporation v. Apple Inc., (DDE)

  • Sisvel International SA et al v. Tesla, Inc., (DDE)

  • Picsel (Research) Ltd. et al v. Apple Inc. (DDE)

  • Smart Audio Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc., (DDE)

  • Optis Wireless Technology, LLC et al v. Tesla Inc., (EDTX)

  • OPTi, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. (EDTX)

  • WI-Lan, Inc. v. Acer, Inc. et al. (EDTX)

  • Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc. (EDTX)

  • Wi-LAN Inc. v. Apple Inc. (EDTX)

  • Eolas Technologies Inc. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, et. al., (EDTX)

  • SmartPhone Technologies LLC v. RIM Corporation, et. al., (EDTX)

  • Microunity Systems Engineering Inc. v. Acer Inc., et. al., (EDTX)

  • Conversant Wireless Licensing v. Tesla, Inc., (WDTX)

  • Bandspeed, Inc. v Sony Electronics Inc., et al., (WDTX)

  • DataQuill Limited v. Apple Inc., (WDTX)

  • MonkeyMedia, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., (WDTX)

  • Fast Memory Erase LLC v. Spansion Inc et al., (NDTX)

  • H-W Technology, L.C. v. Apple Inc., et. al., (NDTX)

  • Multimedia Patent Trust v. Apple Inc., et. al., (SDCA)

  • Shared Memory Graphics, LLC v. Apple Inc. et al., (NDCA)

  • Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Apple, Inc., (CDCA)

  • Nikola Corporation v. Tesla, Inc., (DAZ)

  • Computing Devices with Associated Instruction Sets and Software, (ITC)

  • Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Portable Music Players, and Computers, (ITC)

  • Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products, (ITC)

  • Electronic Devices for Capturing and Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof, (ITC)

  • Devices with Secure Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, (ITC)

Prior Positions

  • General Counsel for several successful technology startups.

  • IP trial associate at the law firms of Latham & Watkins, LLP and Rutan & Tucker, LLP, both in Orange County, California.


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1999

  • Dartmouth College, B.A. Philosophy, 1995 (with extensive coursework in the physical and biological sciences)

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • State of California

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