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Neema Jalali is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Jalali’s practice focuses on patent and trade secrets litigation and general commercial litigation involving complex technology issues. Mr. Jalali also regularly counsels technology and emerging companies in a wide range of corporate, financial, and commercial matters, including intellectual property portfolio development, management, and licensing.
Mr. Jalali has successfully represented a number of the world’s leading technology, life sciences, and venture capital companies in some of their most important and complex matters. His clients have included AT&T, Micro Focus, Quicken Loans, Fitbit, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Amazon, Abbott, St. Jude Medical, Square, Electronic Arts, Red Hat, Scripps Networks, Medtronic, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Mr. Jalali has successfully litigated high-stakes cases up to and through trial and appeal in state and federal courts throughout the country and in the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Jalali’s intellectual property cases have generally involved many asserted patents or trade secrets, and have dealt with a wide range of technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, wireless communication equipment and protocols, mobile devices, emulation, network technology, implantable cardiac and neurostimulation devices, medical therapies, computer graphics, semiconductors, database storage and searching, security, data transmission and compression, wearable sensors and tracking, and electrical component and plastics manufacturing.
Prior to law school, Mr. Jalali was a Senior Software Developer at Oracle Corporation, where he helped plan, design, and develop the Oracle XML DB feature of the Oracle core database. His work at Oracle included software design and development in C and Java, and led to his being named co-inventor on multiple patents.
Mr. Jalali received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.S. in Computer Science, with honors, from the California Institute of Technology. At Caltech, he served as chapter president of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate Computer Science courses.
Mr. Jalali is a private pilot and conversational in Farsi (Persian). He is a member of the firm’s National Pro Bono Committee and Bay Area Diversity Committee and is admitted to district courts in California and Texas.
Harvard University - 2006 Juris Doctor
California Institute of Technology - 1999 Bachelor of Science