DLA Piper Welcomes Two in Silicon Valley
Summary: DLA Piper welcomed two new partners to the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Silicon Valley.
DLA Piper announced the addition of two new partners in their office in Northern California’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. The new additions, Clayton Thompson and Yakov “Jake” Zolotorev, are returning to the firm after leaving in 2011 to form Feinberg Day Alberti & Thompson LLP, a boutique patent litigation firm.
Global co-chair and US chair for the Patent Litigation practice, Mark Fowler, said, “Clayton and Jake are highly respected patent litigators who bring decades of experience serving clients across the technology sector. Their strong technical background and deep knowledge of patent law will be an asset to our global patent litigation team.”
Thompson works with sophisticated clients in intellectual property disputes and complex computer and electronic technologies. This includes working with matters on mobile devices such as broad aspects of computer hardware and operating system software. He earned his J.D. from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.
Zolotorev also represents clients in intellectual property litigation matters like complex computer and electronic technologies. He earned his. J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.
Northern California managing partner Sang Kim said, “Clayton and Jake have a notable track record of success as litigators, and we are pleased to welcome them back to the firm. Their extensive familiarity with the complex technologies that play a central role in many patent disputes will allow us to better serve clients in the Silicon Valley market and beyond.”