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Hoge Fenton Named a “2019 Bay Area Best Place to Work”

By Hoge Fenton | 04.9.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton Named a “2019 Bay Area Best Place to Work” Pleasanton and San Jose, Calif – April 9, 2019 – Hoge Fenton is honored to be recognized as one of the “2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The “Best Places to Work” award is unique in that employees nominate their companies for recognition, evaluating the organizations across five categories. While fun job perks are considered, employees are also asked to look at their company’s management practices, compensation and benefits, and collaborative culture, among others. Hoge Fenton’s leadership team prides itself on hiring and retaining talented attorneys and staff, recognizing that a strong employee culture also lends itself to superior client representation. “I am proud to be a member of this exceptional workplace,” commented Grace Carr Lee, the firm’s Executive Director. “Hoge Fenton has four touchstones, one of which is being a caring business that values the well-being of all its employees. Receiving this recognition means we are walking the talk!” About Hoge Fenton Hoge Fenton is a multi-service law firm committed to delivering top-tier legal representation across a diverse range of practice areas, including corporate and business law, employment, estates and trusts, complex family law, intellectual property, privacy, business litigation, and land use/real estate. With offices in the Silicon Valley and Tri-Valley areas and a global network of more than 90 distinguished firms in 60 countries, Hoge Fenton represents clients of all sizes and across myriad […]

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Security Attorney Letitia Lee

By Hoge Fenton | 03.25.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to welcome Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Security associate Letitia Lee. Letitia handles privacy and data security matters, such as data incident response management, and government requests for information under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), and the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA). She is also CIPP/US-certified. In addition to privacy matters, Letitia provides intellectual property counseling to clients and assistance with technology transactions. She has experience in a wide range of technologies, including computer software, biomedical devices, advanced diagnostics, and pharmaceutical products. Letitia has experience in intellectual property litigation, including representing clients for or against claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has experience assisting with inter partes reviews. We hope you get the chance to meet Letitia soon! To find out about Letitia, please click here.

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Corporate Attorney Darlene D. Chiang

By Hoge Fenton | 03.19.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce the addition of Darlene D. Chiang as Of Counsel to our Corporate and Business Transactions Group. As a 13-year corporate attorney, Darlene joins us from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Darlene comes to Hoge Fenton with a broad range of experience in corporate and transactional matters ranging from start-up environments to multinational transactions, and is highly qualified to address the critical business challenges clients face every day. Darlene’s practice focuses on providing counsel to domestic and international high-growth technology companies, VC firms, and corporate venture teams in a variety of areas, including corporate and securities law, choice of entity and entity formation, VC financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, and pre-IPO counseling. She also advises foreign companies on the successful expansion of their business operations to the United States. In her work with clients, Darlene has drafted and negotiated tech and commercial contracts, including master services, joint development, SaaS, and OEM agreements. She also advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters such as EdTech, FinTech, AgTech, autonomous driving, and blockchain. She often acts as outside general counsel on behalf of her clients. Prior to joining the firm, Darlene was a Managing Associate at Orrick, leading a team of junior associates and paralegals on venture financing and M & A transactions for their Corporate & Technology Companies Group. Earlier in her career she was Associate General Counsel at SK Hynix America, and worked at Echelon Corporation handling domestic and global M & A, commercial and tech contracts, […]

Hoge Fenton Welcomes Patent Attorney Amy J. Embert

By Hoge Fenton | 03.8.2019 | Firm Post

Hoge Fenton is pleased to announce the addition of patent attorney Amy J. Embert to our Intellectual Property Practice Group. Amy is an experienced patent attorney focused on helping clients maximize and protect their company’s intellectual property. With over 14 years of patent prosecution experience, she counsels clients on the development, prosecution, and management of their domestic and international patent portfolios. She works with companies at all stages of growth in multiple industries including medical device, IT, software, semiconductor, material science, computer hardware, consumer electronics, optics, photonics, apparel, fashion, and sporting goods. Amy also has experience with patent validity proceedings, including Inter Partes reviews, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, and appeals to the Federal Circuit. Amy is intimately involved with the Silicon Valley start-up community. She works with the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in Palo Alto and UC Hastings Startup Legal Garage program to provide individual inventors and new start-ups strategic patent portfolio development advice. “I look forward to expanding Hoge Fenton’s world-class offerings to technology-driven enterprises in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Amy. “Patents are often a key asset of an early stage enterprise that establishes the company’s valuation and potential for market domination.” “Amy’s style of working collaboratively with clients, her focus on bringing value to clients, and her commitment to excellence, align perfectly with Hoge Fenton’s values,” said Stephanie O. Sparks, firm shareholder who chairs the firm’s Privacy & Data Security and Intellectual Property teams. “She serves an important role in the […]

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