Derek A. Newman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Newman Du Wors LLP
 | 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 866-434-0871
Fax: 206-274-2801
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (80%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Derek Newman has over 20 years of experience litigating false advertising, intellectual property, and antitrust matters; resolving business disputes; and negotiating business transactions. He represents clients, many with technology and online businesses, in courts across the country.

    Derek has argued cases involving a wide range of issues involving copyright, patent, publicity disputes, trade secrets and trademarks. He appears in federal district courts and federal circuit courts of appeals across the country, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Derek has also represented clients in matters with the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and other government agencies. He is licensed to practice law in Washington, California, and the District of Columbia. 

    Additionally, Mr. Newman maintains a business-law practice and is an entrepreneur. He advises clients on various corporate matters and was the cofounder and CEO of a beverage company. Using his diverse range of experience to educate others, he has spoken to national media outlets and groups within the technology industry.

    A graduate of San Diego State University, where he received a degree in Communication, Mr. Newman went on to earn his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. His prior legal experience includes working for a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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    About Derek Newman

    Admitted: 1997, Washington

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Courts, Arizona, District, California, Central District, California, Eastern District, California, Northern District, California, Southern District, Delaware, District of, District of Columbia, Florida, Middle District, Florida, Southern District, Illinois, Northern District, Indiana, Southern District, Massachusetts, District of, Michigan, Eastern District, Nevada, District of, New Jersey, District of, New York, Eastern District, New York, Southern District, New York, Western District, North Carolina, Western District, Ohio, Northern District, Oklahoma, Western District, Pennsylvania, Eastern District, Tennessee, Western District, Texas, Eastern District, Texas, Southern District, Utah, District of, Virginia, Eastern District, Washington, Eastern District, Washington, Western District, Wisconsin, Western District
    • United States Courts of Appeals: Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Tenth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Washington
    • District of Columbia
    • California


    • State of Washington v. E-Next Media, Inc. and 2Squared Software, King County Superior Court
    • State of Washington v. Xeriton, King County Superior Court
    • State of Washington v. Ascentive, King County Superior Court
    • Federal Trade Commission v. Sale Slash LLC et al, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 15-cv-03107-PA
    • Federal Trade Comm v. Anderson, et al, U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. No. 00-1843-MJP
    • Federal Trade Comm v. LLC, et al, U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. No. 00-1806
    • Cartmell v. Verisign, Inc., 107 F. App’x 162 (9th Cir. 2004)
    • Coto Settlement v. Eisenberg, 593 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2010)
    • Lahoti v. Vericheck, Inc., 586 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 2009), 636 F.3d 501 (9th Cir. 2011)
    • Bosley v., 2004 WL 1093037 (6th Cir. 2004)
    • Christensen Firm v. Chameleon Data, 399 F. App’x 245 (9th Cir. 2010)
    • Gordon v. Virtumundo, Inc., U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. No. 06-0204-JCC, 2007 WL 1459395, aff’d, 575 F.3d 1040 (9th Cir. 2009)
    • Fenn v. Mleads Enterprises, Inc., 2006 UT 8, 137 P.3d 706 (Utah 2006)
    • Gordon v. Virtumundo, Inc., 575 F.3d 1040 (9th Cir. 2009)
    • Verisign, Inc. v. XYZ.COM LLC, 848 F.3d 292 (4th Cir. 2017)
    • Compana, LLC. v. Aetna, Inc., U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. No. C05-0277L, 2006 WL 829111 (2006)
    • Essociate, Inc. v. Neverblue Media, Inc., U.S. District Court, W.D. Wisc. No. 11–00714
    • Essociate Inc v. Voom Media Corp, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 12-02156-JVS, 2013 WL 12085839
    • Kickflip, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., U.S. District Court, D. Del. No. 12-cv-01369-LPS, 999 F. Supp. 2d 677 (2013)
    • Stenzel v. Pifer, U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. No. C06-49-Z, 2006 WL 2104438 (2006)
    • Biggs v. Does, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 14-cv-00378-R (2014)
    • Luxe Link, LLC v. Provide Commerce, Inc., U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 12-04829-SJO
    • Luxe Link, LLC v. Alexx, Inc. et al,, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 14-08024-BRO
    • Smiley v. Internet Corporation For Assigned Names & Numbers, Los Angeles Superior Court No. BC254659
    • Hormel Foods Corp. v. Spam Arrest, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Cancelation No. 92042134 (2007)
    • Chang v. Wozo, LLC et al., U.S. District Court, D. Mass. No. 11- 10245-DJC
    • Omni Innovations, v., U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash No. C06–1129–JCC, 2010 WL 771816 (2010)
    • Verisign, Inc. v., LLC, U.S. District Court, E.D. Va. No. 14-CV-01749, 2015 WL 7430016 (2015)
    • West Coast Corvettes, Inc. v. MV Mktg., U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. CV-12-0269-DOC, 2012 WL 12882014 (2012)
    • Social Ranger v. Facebook, U.S. District Court, D. Del. No. 14-cv-01525-LPS
    • ThermoLife Int’l v. Better Body Sports, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 12-09229-GAF, 2013 WL 12122226 (2013)
    • Kreation Juicery, Inc. v. Shekarchi, U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. No. 14-658-DMG, 2014 WL 7564679 (2014)

    Educational Background:

    • San Diego State University, B.A. in Speech Communication 
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    2101 Fourth Avenue
    Suite 1500
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Phone: 866-434-0871

    Fax: 206-274-2801

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