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Glenn W. Trost

Glenn W. Trost

Counsel| Los Angeles


Glenn Trost is a first-chair trial and appellate lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes disputes involving claims of patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret violations and rights to publicity. A former electronics and software engineer, he represents clients in a variety of industries, including semiconductors, optics, electronics, computers, software, toys, furniture and sporting goods. He has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers® in the area of intellectual property law.

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  • Lead trial counsel for defendant and counterclaimant in trial (C.D. Cal.) concerning breach of partnership agreement; lead appellate counsel in the Ninth Circuit
  • Lead trial counsel for the patent owner in several jury trials (C.D. Cal.) alleging infringement of various semiconductor patent
  • Lead trial counsel on two arbitrations (JAMS) arising out of a technology license agreement
  • Lead trial counsel for defendant in trial (LA Superior Court) where plaintiff sought compensation for alleged use of a proprietary Y2K remediation technique
  • Lead trial counsel for defendant in multi-day arbitration of claims arising from investment in a cable TV company
  • Lead trial counsel for plaintiff in 30-day jury trial (Orange County Superior Court) on claims for breach of contract to sell an athletic club
  • Co-lead trial counsel for defendant in a multi-day Markman trial (C.D. Cal.) regarding claim construction of a semiconductor patent
  • Co-lead trial counsel for plaintiff in multi-day bench trial (C.D. Cal.) on claim for breach of a patent license agreement
  • Lead appeal counsel in various Federal Circuit appeals, Ninth Circuit appeals, and appeals to the California Court of Appeal
  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1984)
    • Law Review
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) (2013-2014)
  • "IP in the Afterlife: IP Asset Estate Planning," Panelist, The 2015 Intellectual Property Institute, Rancho Mirage, CA (November 13, 2015)
  • "Dealing with Patent Holdups," Presenter, USC Institute for Corporate Counsel (2004)
  • "Attorney Client Privilege for Corporate Clients," Presenter, LA County Bar Association, Corporate Law Roundtable (2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2009, 2011-2017)
  • Intellectual Property Star, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (2014)
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    • Alumni Association
      • Board of Directors (2016-present)
    • Moot Court Judge (2012-present)
    • Adjunct Faculty (1987-1991)
      • Intermediate Civil Practice (1987-1990)
      • Appellate Procedure (1991)
  • Novak, Druce, Connolly, Bove & Quigg LLP, Partner (2009-2014)
  • White & Case LLP, Partner (2005-2009)
  • Coudert Brothers, Partner (1999-2005)
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade