Greenberg Traurig Further Strengthens its IP Practice in California, Adds Trial Lawyer Scott Oliver in Silicon Valley

SILICON VALLEY – Jan. 28, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continued the expansion of its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in California with the strategic addition of Scott Oliver as a shareholder in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Oliver, who joins the firm from Orrick, has more than 25 years of experience defending and advising companies across an array of industries, including wireless, software, semiconductor, and digital distribution.

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Greenberg Traurig,” said Michelle Ferreira and William J. Goines, who co-manage the firm’s Silicon Valley office. “His skills as an intellectual property trial lawyer—including in patent, trademark, trade secret, and International Trade Commission Section 337 litigation—make him an outstanding asset to our clients in Silicon Valley and firmwide.”

Most recently, in California, Greenberg Traurig added intellectual property shareholders Andrew B. Schwaab in Silicon Valley, Gretchen A. Ramos in San Francisco, and Elizabeth Valentina in Los Angeles.

“In a time of rapidly evolving technologies, we are fortunate to find skilled and well-respected practitioners such as Scott to take us to a higher level in this dynamic area," said Ian C. Ballon, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. “Scott’s addition to our team further widens the scope of services we offer our clients across a broad variety of industries.

Oliver handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology. He designs and implements individualized legal strategies tailored to each client’s unique business objectives. An experienced and highly technical litigator, Oliver has handled more than 150 matters and a dozen trials before both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and juries.

In addition to his litigation experience, Oliver advises clients on strategically growing and managing their intellectual property portfolios, guiding young companies through patent strategy, and consulting handset manufacturers and patent pools on the licensing of 802.11, 4G, 3G and LTE patents. Oliver earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of San Diego School of Law, and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University.

“I am excited to join an intellectual property litigation team of this caliber and play a role in the growth of the practice and the Silicon Valley office,” Oliver said. “I will continue to provide my clients excellent service, and I am confident that they will benefit from Greenberg Traurig’s global platform of resources.”

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: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.