C. Gideon Korrell

C. Gideon Korrell

Gideon Korrell is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s San Jose office and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.  His practice focuses on litigating complex and high technology cases.  As a former practicing engineer, Gideon has experience and knowledge of designing and developing high-technology applications in both the public and private sector.

Gideon handles cases of federal claims for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement as well as business tort claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair business practices.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, the International Trade Commission, and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Gideon has also drafted patent applications, represented requestors and patent owners in reexamination proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has advised clients on licensing and acquisition strategies.

Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Gideon worked for several Am Law 100 firms in addition to being in-house counsel for a large technology company based in Silicon Valley.

Before practicing law, Gideon spent several years as an electrical engineer designing and building computer data acquisition systems for the nuclear energy industry.  He also has experience working in the telecommunications industry and at a U.S. naval research lab where his research focused on the development of technology for actively monitoring and canceling vessel electromagnetic signatures and other mine countermeasures.

Gideon’s legal practice has included cases involving technologies such as:

  • Phased array radio communications
  • Optical filters and switching (both MEMS and LCOS)
  • Semiconductor manufacturing and testing equipment
  • RF circuit design and LED construction
  • Computer hardware and operating systems
  • Medical devices and surgical tools
  • Military armor and training equipment
  • Radiation shielding technology
  • Consumer products
  • Various mobile- and internet-related applications


  • “Ralph C. Ferrara ET AL., Ch. 12 Indemnification, in Shareholder Derivative Litigation:  Besieging the Board,” Law Journal Seminars-Press, 2010 update [authored 2010 update to Chapter 12]
  • Brief Amicus Curiae Franklin Pierce Law Center in Support of Respondents, Metabolite v. LabCorp, U.S. Sup. Ct. No. 04‑607, March 21, 2006 [Co‑author]
  • San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • North American Young Generation in Nuclear
  • State Bar of California (2012)
  • State Bar of Virginia (2007)
  • Bar of Washington, D.C. (2008)
  • USPTO Registration (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for District of Columbia
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

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