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Greer N. Shaw

Greer N. Shaw

Partner| Los Angeles


Greer Shaw has more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. In the intellectual property area, he has litigated numerous patent infringement matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications, water treatment, cable connectors, internet postage, network monitoring, transportation devices, plastics, medical and dental devices and therapies, portable digital media players, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, chip packaging, flooring products, and data storage, among others.  In addition, Greer has represented clients in trademark matters involving dental products and financial services, among other fields.  Greer has also handled various trade secret matters, including disputes involving misappropriated technology and business information, as well as cases involving copyright infringement.

Greer’s complex commercial litigation experience includes cases involving breaches of contract, business torts, unfair competition, antitrust, construction disputes, First Amendment, Commerce Clause, and securities litigation. Greer has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission.  He is experienced with all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including pre-suit investigations, budgeting and case management, joint‚Äźdefense arrangements, claim and defense strategy, fact and expert discovery, dispositive and nondispositive motion practice, trials and hearings, appeals, ADR, and settlement.

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)
    • Managing Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1993)
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • USC Intellectual Property Institute
    • 2015 Planning Committee
  • The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
    • Reporter (2008-2009)
    • Team Leader, Captain (2009, 2012)
    • Program Chair (2012-2014)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • "Careers in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law," Panelist, sponsored by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and Pepperdine University School of Law (October 1, 2014)
  • "Intellectual Property: It's Not Just for Specialists Anymore," Co-Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (Southern California Chapter), Long Beach, CA (June 19, 2014)
  • "Hot Topics for In-House Patent Practitioners," Moderator, “Washington in the West 2014” conference, presented by Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (January 24, 2014)
  • "Hot Topics and Notable Developments in IP Law," Co-Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (Mountain West Chapter), Salt Lake City, UT (June 28, 2013)
  • "Design Patent Infringement 2013," Co-Presenter, Webinar produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC (January 29, 2013)
  • "Litigating Patents in the Central District: Local Practices and the Patent Pilot Program from the Practitioner's Perspective," Moderator, Litigation Roundtable, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Los Angeles, CA (May 30, 2012)
  • "U.S. Patent Litigation Involving Pharmaceutical Patents," Co-Presenter, Taiwan Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry Technology and Development Center, Taipei, Taiwan (May 25, 2012)
  • "Washington in the West Conference," Chairperson, sponsored by Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (February 14, 2012)
  • "Dual Actor Infringement: Drafting and Enforcing Telecommunication and Computer Science Claims Following BMC, Muniauction, SiRF and Akamai," Panelist, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, 2011 Spring Seminar (June 4, 2011)
  • "IP Law – Where Do I Fit In?," Panelist, Sponsored by The Palmer Center, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Pepperdine University Career Development Office (October 28, 2008)
  • "Patents & The Supreme Court," Moderator, Panel presentation of the 10th Annual “Washington in the West” Conference presented by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (January 31, 2007)
  • "Recent Developments In False Designation of Origin and Willful Patent Infringement," Panelist, Fifth Annual Technology Law Conference, Pepperdine University School of Law, Sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel (June 25, 2004)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2014)
  • Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Trainee Member (2013-present)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, NREMT Certified
  • Graves & Shaw LLP, Partner (2009-2011)
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner (2004-2009)
  • Goodwin Procter LLP, Associate (1998-2003)
  • U.S.Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Law Clerk to Hon. Bailey Aldrich (1997-1998)