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Greenberg Traurig’s Ian Ballon Recognized as IP Trailblazer

SILICON VALLEY – JULY 6, 2017 Ian C. Ballon, co-chair of the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected as an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. Out of hundreds of nominees, according to the publication’s editor, those selected are recognized for continuing to “make their mark in various aspects of legal working the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law.”


The National Law Journal highlighted Ballon’s work in social media, specifically his involvement in the developing the precedents around what is now called identity theft, as well as his work on fair use, the First Amendment, and Lanham Act cases. Ballon also won the first decision applying the CAN-SPAM Act to social media (in cases for MySpace). Additionally, the publication recognized Ballon for his work in assisting clients to address data privacy and security issues involving mobile technology.


Ballon represents technology, media, and entertainment companies in intellectual property, internet, and mobile-related complex litigation, including the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits. A list of some of his recent cases may be found Ian Ballon's Bio and Experience. He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the five-volume set published by West ( In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). He also serves as executive director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce, which hosts the annual Best Practices Conference. In addition to his JD and LLM, Ballon holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice

With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2017 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.