James Isbester has been advising and representing clients in intellectual property and technology-related matters since 1987. Although his clients span the business world, most of his work is on behalf of high technology and medical device companies.

Mr. Isbester has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in jury trials, bench trials, various state and federal courts of appeal, and arbitrations.

Mr. Isbester was recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in 2011 and 2012 for Intellectual Property Litigation and in 2013 for Intellectual Property by SuperLawyers magazine and he is AV┬« rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Litigation Counsel of America, Member

Editorial Advisory Board, MX Update, Member

Advisory Council, IP Osgoode, Member

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. (1987)
  • University of California, Davis School of Law (1987)
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Chemical Engineering (1983)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts for all Districts of California

Who We Are

Eighth Floor, Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA, 94111
USA
t +1 415.273.4335
f +1 415.576.0300
Suite 400, 12730 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA, 92130
USA
t +1 858.350.6254

A. James Isbester

Experience Highlights

Medtronic Inc. et al. v. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. et al.
Represents Edwards, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, in defense of a patent infringement action involving more
Video Enhancement Solutions LLC v. Denon Electronics, Epson America, et al.
Represented Epson America Inc. as defendant in a patent infringement case related to the reduction of blocking artifacts in video displays. Case more
Schreiber Foods Inc. v. Saputo Cheese Inc.
Lead counsel for food products company accused of infringing U.S. patent relating to enzymes used in cheese manufacture. Won summary judgment of more
Surety Technologies Inc. v. Entrust Technologies Inc.
Co-counsel for defendant Canadian data security company accused of infringing patent relating to encryption techniques. Responsible for liability more