Jack Russo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

ComputerLaw Group LLP
 | 401 Florence Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-327-9800
Fax: 650-618-1863
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jack Russo is the managing partner of ComputerLaw Group LLP in Palo Alto, California. As an intellectual property attorney, he specializes in Internet and computer law and litigation, and leads the firm's entrepreneurship practice.

Mr. Russo devotes a portion of his practice to alternative dispute resolution, serving as an arbitrator, mediator and early neutral evaluator for the United States District Court, the Santa Clara County Superior Court and the American Arbitration Association, and as a judge pro tempore of the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Mr. Russo also received his MBA from Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the American Bar Association Science and Technology, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Sections, and his legal affiliations include the State Bar of California, the New York State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.

Mr. Russo is a frequent lecturer on computer law topics and has given presentations to the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Computer Law Association and the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret

Intellectual Property (20%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Partnership

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Business Formation and Planning, Partnership, Arbitration, Mediation, Appeals

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Jack Russo

Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.computerlaw.com/bio/JackRusso.asp

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Santa Clara Superior Court, 1994
  • Hawaii, 1993
  • New York, 1981
  • California, 1980
  • Arbitrator, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Member, American Bar Association, Science and Technology, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Sections
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Washington

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Intellectual Property and Creative Freedoms", Stanford University, January 30, 2007
  • "What Really Happens in a Patent Appeal", San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, April 19, 2006
  • "Law of the Internet in California" with John Kelley and Michael Risch, National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Virtual Reality - A Legal Overview" with Michael Risch, Chapter 19 in Computer Software Treatise; L. J Kutten, Ed., 1994
  • "Software 'Look and Feel' Protection in the 1990's", Co-Author, 15 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, 571-603, 1993
  • "Copyright Protection of Virtual Reality", ABA Science and Technology, 1992
  • "New Frontiers: Copyright Protection in Virtual Reality Works", 15 The National Law Journal S1, No. 6, October 12, 1992
  • "Software Copyright Protection", 5 Software Publisher's Association News 3-4, No. 1, January, 1988
  • "Developments in Copyright Protection of Computer Software", 2 International Computer Law Adviser 9-12, No. 4, January, 1988
  • "Recent Developments in the Copyright Protection of the Look and Feel of Computer Software: Apple Computer v. Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard", 6 Software Protection 1-15, No. 10, March, 1988
  • "Microcomputer Software Marketing Agreement Disputes", Practising Law Institute, 1985
  • "Copyright in the Look and Feel of Computer Software", The Computer Lawyer, February, 1985
  • "The Impact of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act on California Trade Secret Law", Co-Author, Trade Secret Law Reporter, May, 1985
  • "Copyright Law and Computer Software Disputes", Practising Law Institute, 1983
  • "Pre-Trial and Discovery in a Software Marketing Dispute", Law and Business, 1982
  • "Pre-Trial and Discovery in a Software Marketing Dispute", Law and Business, 1982
  • "Protection of Computer Software After the Copyright Act of 1980", Co-Author, Law & Business, 1981
  • "Recent Developments in E-Commerce Law"
  • "Ethical Considerations On the Internet"
  • "Trade Secrets on the Internet and in Cyberspace"
  • The Law of the Internet in California "An Internet Primer"
  • Look and Feel in Computer Software
  • The Law of Virtual Reality
  • Legal Basics for Software CEOs
  • Patent Litigation: Are You Asking the Right Questions?
  • Trade Secret Litigation: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Educational Background:

  • Columbia University and University of California at Berkeley, M.B.A., 2003
  • City University of New York, New York, New York, B.A./M.A. Urban Management Computer/Information Science

Industry Groups

  • Computer
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hardware
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • IP Enforcement
  • IP Licensing
  • IP Protection
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
Office Location for Jack Russo

401 Florence Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 650-327-9800

Fax: 650-618-1863

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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