Zachary J Alinder

Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Zachary J Alinder specialises in high-stakes business and IP litigation, involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer fraud, unfair competition, counterfeiting and IP theft.He regularly advises companies on a wide range of pre-litigation and non-litigation brand protection, copyright, and trademark issues. He has tried, arbitrated, mediated and handled appeals of cases in numerous state and federal courts, including all California district courts and the Ninth Circuit.

Mr Alinder’s notable matters include representing Oracle in copyright litigation against SAP, through the jury trial at the end of 2010. The $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle was the largest jury verdict of 2010. Other notable recent matters include representing Cisco Systems, Avaya, lululemon, Fitbit, Tesla, Yelp, Twitter, HPE, Atlassian, and Shopify in various IP enforcement and brand protection matters.

Mr Alinder has been selected for the Northern California ‘Super Lawyers’ list for IP litigation from 2016 to the present, and was previously recognised by Super Lawyers magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013 on the ‘Rising Stars’ list for IP Litigation. Mr Alinder also received a 2018 Client Choice Award for litigation from Lexology.

Mr Alinder is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Mr Alinder has previously served a three year term on the Executive Committee for the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Mr Alinder is the chair of the firm’s pro bono committee. Among his pro bono matters, he has worked on a number of Asylum matters, and also with the Stanford Law School’s Centre for Internet and Society, working with various artists and artistic foundations, including the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, to advance issues of fair use and artistic expression.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • BASF
  • ABF

Firm details

Sideman & Bancroft LLP
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-Second Floor
San Francisco CA 94111
United States

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