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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (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
    • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Intellectual Property
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Jack Russo

    Admitted: 1980, California

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Law of Virtual Reality
    • Look and Feel in Computer Software
    • The Law of the Internet in California "An Internet Primer"
    • "Trade Secrets on the Internet and in Cyberspace"
    • "Ethical Considerations On the Internet"
    • "Recent Developments in E-Commerce Law"
    • "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
    • "New Frontiers: Copyright Protection in Virtual Reality Works", 15 The National Law Journal S1, No. 6, October 12, 1992
    • "Copyright Protection of Virtual Reality", ABA Science and Technology, 1992
    • "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
    • "Developments in Copyright Protection of Computer Software", 2 International Computer Law Adviser 9-12, No. 4, January, 1988
    • "Software Copyright Protection", 5 Software Publisher's Association News 3-4, No. 1, January, 1988
    • "The Impact of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act on California Trade Secret Law", Co-Author, Trade Secret Law Reporter, May, 1985
    • "Copyright in the Look and Feel of Computer Software", The Computer Lawyer, February, 1985
    • "Microcomputer Software Marketing Agreement Disputes", Practising Law Institute, 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
    • "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
    • Trade Secret Litigation: Are You Asking the Right Questions?
    • Patent Litigation: Are You Asking the Right Questions?
    • Legal Basics for Software CEOs

    Educational Background:

    • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
    • MBA, Columbia University and University of California Berkeley
    • LLM, Center for International Legal Studies (Austria, EU)
    • PhD candidate, International School of Business (Paris, EU)

    Industry Groups

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

    401 Florence Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Phone: 650-327-9800

    Fax: 650-618-1863

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