Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., May 29, 2018 – Hopkins & Carley, a preeminent Silicon Valley law firm with offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose, is pleased to announce that Jason Angell, whose practice principally involves intellectual property and other matters for technology companies, has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Following nearly ten years at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, in 2011 Angell and other Orrick attorneys left to found the firm that later became known as Freitas Angell & Weinberg LLP.  An experienced trial lawyer, Angell has successfully litigated cases for domestic and international companies involving technologies, including computer software and hardware, semiconductors, consumer electronics devices, medical devices, and biotechnology.  A member of the Patent Bar, Angell represents clients in patent litigation matters nationwide, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  He also brings to Hopkins & Carley substantial experience in defending against and prosecuting antitrust claims, including price fixing and monopolization.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome a dynamic litigator who embodies the innovative and insightful counsel our team offers to clients,” said Managing Shareholder Jeff Essner. “Jason is a fantastic addition to our IP Litigation team and helps round out our legal service offerings in the Palo Alto office.”

“Jason brings sharp business acumen and formidable advocacy skills to our trial-ready team, which handles intricate IP matters in a multitude of industries,” John Picone, Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, added.

“I am honored to be joining a firm with deep roots in Silicon Valley and that is able to address a wide range of sophisticated clients’ most challenging needs,” Angell said. “I am impressed with Hopkins & Carley’s commitment to growing the practices most important to innovative companies in and outside of the Valley.  I look forward to further developing my practice in a collaborative environment that provides a broad spectrum of top-flight legal services.”

Angell received his JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to law school, Angell worked for several years in genetic research, including two years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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Hopkins & Carley is a premier Silicon Valley law firm with offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Jose. Meeting the legal needs of entrepreneurs, business owners, midsize and public companies, and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of industries, Hopkins & Carley advises clients in business litigation, intellectual property, real estate, employment, estate planning, and corporate, tax, and business transactions.