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Ken Parker is a partner in the Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Parker is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried patent, trademark, and business cases to verdict, including International Trade Commission Section 337 patent litigation proceedings. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and business litigation.
Mr. Parker’s experience and results have been mentioned in the following publications, among others:
Mr. Parker’s work spans across industries, including life sciences (for example, research tools, analytical instrumentation/software, medical devices, diagnostics, biomanufacturing systems, etc.), software (encryption, predictive algorithms, AI); electronics and semiconductors, and consumer products. He prides himself on leading or working with teams to best serve clients, making complex issues understandable for clients, judges, and juries, and obtaining superior results for clients. Mr. Parker handles cases in courts throughout the country, and he is admitted in California, Washington, the federal district courts in California, the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado, and United State Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Second, and Ninth Circuits.
Mr. Parker is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; is included in the Southern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-present; has been rated as a Patent and Trademark Star, 2017 to present, by Managing IP Magazine, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC; and has been selected as a leading California trademark litigator by World Trademark Review, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2013-present. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law, 2017 to present and The Best Lawyers in America named him Orange County’s lawyer of the year in Trademark Law in 2017 and in Patent Law in 2020. He was also recently recognized as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Globe White Page Ltd, 2020.
Mr. Parker is a Master and former President of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court, serves as a Board Member and Director of Programs for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County Chapter, serves on the Federal Circuit Bar Journal Committee, and is a member of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Parker also serves as a Board and Audit Committee Member of Orangewood Foundation, a non-profit foundation supporting at-risk teens and young adults.
When Mr. Parker is not litigating for clients, he enjoys speaking on issues related to trial tactics and approaches as well as substantive legal issues, providing pro bono work for clients recommended by Orange County’s Public Law Center, and supporting Orangewood Foundation.
Mr. Parker received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management, cum laude, from Texas A&M University – College Station in 1991. He graduated as Vice Chancellor and with high honors, Order of the Coif, from University of Texas School of Law in 1994, where he also served as Articles Editor on the Texas Law Review. After he received his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Parker served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1994 to 1995.
University of Texas - 1994 Juris Doctor
Texas A&M University - 1991 B.A. Business Administration