Siskind, Lawrence

  San Francisco, California, USA
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Lawrence Siskind has practiced intellectual property law in San Francisco since 1979, providing both transactional and litigation services. Lawrence advises clients in clearing, registering, and enforcing intellectual property rights. He designs IP protection and marketing plans and implements intellectual property audits for domestic and international businesses. He has successfully litigated a number of precedent-setting trademark cases, and recently obtained summary judgment for our client in a $100 million patent royalty dispute.

Lawrence represents high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech clients in the fields of cyber-technology, manufacturing, entertainment, publishing, advertising, multimedia, and electronic commerce. He also has experience in a broad range of commercial litigation areas including insurance coverage disputes and employment law.

Prior to joining Coblentz, Lawrence was a founding partner of Harvey Siskind Jacobs LLP, the predecessor of Siskind Boyd LLP, a boutique IP firm.

Lawrence has served in leadership positions in the IP Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the Copyright Society of the USA. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He serves as a board member of the Pacific Research Institute.

He served as Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment practices under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was also a two-time appointee of California Governor Pete Wilson, first as a charter member of the State Commission on Academic Content and Performance Standards and later as a member of the Governor Wilson’s Advisory Council on Electronic Commerce.

Lawrence graduated with high honors in 1974 from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree in 1978 from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded and served as note editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.