Andrea Levenson handles complex civil litigation matters and trials, particularly those involving intellectual property issues. Her practice focuses on complex patent litigation before U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and on appeal before the Federal Circuit. Andrea has stand-up jury trial, evidentiary hearing, and appellate argument experience in multiple forums, including United State District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She regularly represents clients involved a wide array of technologies including solid state memory, computer networking, mining technology, medical devices, underground asset mapping, and many more.
In addition, Andrea has litigated a variety of other commercial matters, including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret, and general commercial disputes in district courts throughout the country and on appeal.
As a member of multiple trial teams, Andrea is adept at all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation analysis, claim construction, infringement and validity analysis, fact and expert discovery, trial preparation and strategy, trial, and appeal. She has examined key witnesses at trial, argued substantive motions in court, and taken and defended numerous depositions, including fact and expert witnesses.
Andrea also maintains a robust pro bono practice, including civil rights/prisoner rights litigation in California and Louisiana, defense of unlawful detainer proceedings for indigent clients, and coordinating the office’s involvement in the federal pro se clinic for pro bono representation in the Central District of California.
Andrea earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. In law school, she received Pro Bono Graduation High Honors for her more than 200 hours of pro bono service representing clients in post-conviction relief matters. Andrea also represented a prisoner in a civil rights appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, securing a complete reversal and remand of the District Court's order dismissing the civil rights action on every ground argued.
- Successfully defended manufacturer of underground asset mapping technology against a preliminary injunction motion and then secured an early dismissal with prejudice in a patent infringement and intentional interference case (N.D.Cal.)
- Represented a global mining technology company against claims of patent infringement in the International Trade Commission. Examined multiple key witnesses at the evidentiary hearing. Following the hearing, the case settled favorably. (ITC)
- Successfully pursued patent infringement claims on behalf of a maker of patient specific surgical implants and tools. Case settled on favorable terms. (M.D.Fla.)
- Key member of Haynes and Boone trial team. Examined a key witness relating to marketing and sales, which contributed to a successful $17.5 million design patent infringement jury verdict.
- Represented Panasonic Avionics Corporation in defending a patent infringement suit brought by Linksmart Wireless Technology, LLC. The Haynes Boone team obtained favorable rulings for PAC in claim construction and regarding intervening rights related to the reissue patent that plaintiff asserts. Case settled on favorable terms. (C.D.Cal.)
- Pursued injunction based on theft of trade secrets against former employees of client in medical device industry. Successfully settled, consent judgment and permanent injunction entered. (C.D.Cal.)
- Represented client in obtaining "John Doe" civil enforcement orders allowing seizure of counterfeit merchandise that infringed upon trademarks sold in and around a major sporting event. (Los Angeles Superior Court)
- Represented Rev.com in a California federal court trademark infringement and unfair competition matter relating to real-time transcription technology. Settled favorably. (N.D.Cal.)
- Successfully defended seller of automobile products against claims of trademark infringement. Reached favorable settlement. (S.D.Cal.)
- Defended national annuity and life marketing organization in a TCPA class-action lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Provided strategic counsel regarding claims, defenses, and third-party liability. Assisted client in strategizing for and obtaining favorable early settlement of all claims. (C.D.Cal.)
- Pursued design patent and trade dress infringement claims on behalf of maker of dog chew toys; case successfully settled. (C.D.Cal.)
- Successfully defended non profit from claims of copyright infringement for use of basketball scoresheets. Case successfully settled. (C.D.Cal.)
- "TCPA Compliance: Risks and Responsibilities," presentation to public and private clients, December 15, 2020.
- "Restrictive Covenants in California After Ixchel Pharma," co-author, Law360, August 4, 2020.
J.D., University of California Irvine School of Law, 2018, magna cum laude
B.S., California State University Long Beach, 2007, cum laude; Dean’s List
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Nicole Bershon, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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 Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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