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Albin H. Gess

Albin H. Gess

Partner| Orange County


Al Gess' practice is concentrated in litigation and transactional work in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, copyright, and related contract law.

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Representative Cases
  • California Irrigation Service, Inc. v. Bartron Corp., 9 USPQ 2d 1059 (CD Cal. 1988)
  • American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1971)
  • University of Detroit (BEE, 1966)
  • American Bar Association
    • Patent Enforcement Section
    • Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Patent Law Association, President (1990)
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executive Society
  • International Trademark Association
  • "Supreme Court Ruling Encourages Courts to Award Attorney's Fees," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (July 20, 2015)
  • "Prosecuting the Patent Application: Responding to Office Actions, Arguing Obviousness Rejections, Conducting Interviews, Speaker, Patent Prosecution Fundamentals From The Experts," Orange County Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange, CA (April 2011)
  • "Model Jury Instructions: Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Litigation," Contributing Author, ABA Section of Litigation (May 2008)
  • "Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks," Chapter in the Balanced Engineer, Technomic Publishing (1998)
  • "Competitive Product Design in the Face of Valid Patents," New Matter, Volume 20, Issue 1, Intellectual Property Section, California Bar Association (Spring 1995)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trade Secrets Law (2015-2019); Intellectual Property Law (2007-2011)
    • Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Trade Secrets Law (2016, 2019)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2004, 2007-2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
  • Who's Who Worldwide®
  • Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • Leadership Board for Seneca Orange County, Chair (2014-2015)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Senior Lifetime Member
    • Orange County Section, Chair (1994-1996), Treasurer (2000)
    • Los Angeles Council, Board Member (1995-1997)
    • Orange County Computer Society Chapter, Treasurer (1998-1999)
  • University of Detroit Mercy
    • College of Engineering & Science, Board of Advisors
  • American University, Washington College of Law
    • John Sherman Myers Society
  • Canyon Acres Children and Family Services, Board Member
  • Price and Gess, Founding Partner
  • Jackson, Jones & Price, Partner
  • Burroughs Corporation, Senior Patent Attorney
  • Office of Naval Research, Patent Advisor
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiner
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit