Deanna has over ten years of experience in intellectual property, specializing in complex patent litigation and strategic intellectual property advisement. She has additional experience in general commercial, trade secrets, consumer class action, and antitrust litigation.
Deanna has managed software, internet, hardware, semiconductor, wireless, cloud computing, client/server-related and other patent matters at all stages, from pre-filing analysis and preparation through initial pleadings, fact discovery, expert discovery, and pretrial through mediation, settlement, and/or trial to appeal. She has litigated in all major patent litigation venues in the U.S., including in the E.D. Texas, N.D. California, D. Del., and ITC. I have PTAB proceedings experience as well. She has negotiated and drafted settlement agreements and have handled due diligence for transactional matters.
Deanna has first chair trial experience, with a trial victory resulting in all charges against her client dismissed, and has successfully briefed and argued two Ninth Circuit appeals as lead counsel.
Deanna has an active pro bono practice and is active on diversity initiatives.