Andrew Bridges

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Non-Residential Fellow
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Andrew Bridges represents innovators and their companies in a wide variety of important matters typically involving new technologies or business models, often when a company’s or an entire industry’s future is at stake.  His practice includes complex litigation and high-stakes counseling in Internet, copyright, trademark, advertising, unfair competition, consumer protection, and commercial law matters.  He is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and companies that develop or promote new products, technologies, or business models in the face of potential legal challenges.  In addition, he has advised many of the most dynamic and important Internet and technology companies on their branding and trademark portfolios as well as litigating their rights.
Among his prominent successes are:
Defending Diamond Multimedia in RIAA v. Diamond Multimedia (challenge to MP3 players)
Defending Google in Perfect 10 v. Google ( to search engine)
Defending MasterCard in Perfect 10 v. VISA and MasterCard (challenge to payment processing for alleged infringers)
Defending ClearPlay in Huntsman v. Soderbergh (challenge to DVD replay filtering software)
Enforcing Bare Escentuals’ rights against Intelligent Beauty (trademark and false advertising)
Representing Richard O’Dwyer (UK university student) in avoiding extradition from UK and prosecution in US for operating linking site
Representing owner of in recovering domain after seizure by Homeland Security in Operation In Our Sites
An expert in cutting-edge fields, he has authored several important amicus curiae briefs, including representation of eBay, Facebook, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Yahoo! in Viacom v. YouTube (2d Circuit)
Among his honors and accolades are:
LA and SF Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers in California (2008); Top  100 IP Litigators in California (2008-2012)
Chambers USA, Band 1 in Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets – California; Chambers Global, Band 2
World Trademark Review WTR1000, Band 1 in Trademark Litigation – California (1 of 2 lawyers)
Legal Media Group “Best of the Best” in Trademark Law
Best Lawyers in America (IP Lit., Copyright, Trademark)
International Who’s Who Legal, Trademark Law and Internet/E-Commerce law