Roy S. Gordet Bio


Of Counsel – McQuaid Bedford & Van Zandt  San Francisco,
Intellectual property counseling and litigation in a general practice firm

Commercial Law Liaison, Crakow, Poland; Central and European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association

Associate – Limbach & Limbach   San Francisco, CA Intellectual property counseling, licensing and litigation, including anti-counterfeiting

Associate – Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati   Palo Alto, CA
Intellectual property and diverse commercial litigation

Associate – Hamrick, Hoffman et al,  San Jose, CA
Intellectual property law in a general practice firm

Research Fellow – Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Patent, Copyright and Competition Law Munich, Germany


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
Associate Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
Honors Moot Court Board
Emery Law Scholarship
First Prize, 1981 Nathan Burkan Competition (Santa Clara) sponsored by ASCAP

M.A., Communication Sciences
Hunter College of the City University of New York

A.B. with Honors (English Language and Literature)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Chairperson, Legislative Affairs Committee, San Francisco Advertising Club
October 1995 – May 2000 (formerly Assistant Chairperson)

Regulatory Analysis Committee, New Regulations Sub-Committee  (2000-2001), International Trademark Association

Trademark Enforcement Committee, Oppositions and Cancellations Sub-committee, January 2008 –  January 2009), International Trademark Association


Co-author (with Dr. Christoph Kleiner), “Extension of Intellectual Property Rights in the Unified Germany Under Recent German Law Revisions,” Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, December 1993

Co-author (with J. Fiolka), “An Overview of the Current Status of Legal Protection of Computer Programs in Poland” in Chemical Design Automation News, Vol. 8, November 1993

Co-author, “The Trademark Law of the U.S.” in Managing Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Creation, Protection and Valuation, April 1992

Monthly Columnist, “Focus on Legal,” San Francisco Advertising Club Monthly Publication, 1995 to April 2000

Monthly Columnist, “Advertising and the Law” in “Bay Area Advertising News”, San Mateo, California   August 1985 – July 1988

“How to Protect Corporate Names” (CEB Forum), California Lawyer, September 1988

“The Disclosure and Reproduction of Copyrighted Agency Records Under the Freedom of Information Act”, 22 Santa Clara L. Rev. 513 (1982), reprinted in Intellectual Property Law Review 1983 (D. Banner, Editor)


“Copyright Issues for Estate Planning Attorneys” (presentations made to various estate planning organizations four times between 2003 and 2009)

“Intellectual Property Law Issues”, Presentation to Northern California Society Of Association Executives, San Francisco, March 1999

Instructor, San Francisco State Extension Paralegal Certification Program: “Introduction to Intellectual Property Law”, 1995 through 2003

Lecturer, I.N.R. (Emeryville), Approved California Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys: “Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Copyrights” September 1995 – January 1996 (all day seminars)

“Legal Aspects of Fictionalization of Real Life People and Events”, Media Alliance, San Francisco, June and September 1994

“Copyright and Corporate Photocopying”, Special Libraries Association Panel Presentation, Menlo Park, December 1992

Volunteer and Panel Attorney, California Lawyers for the Arts, San Francisco: Staffing free copyright clinics and extensive lecturing on copyright and trademark law November 1991 to December 1997

Adjunct Lecturer, “Media and the Law”, Department of Communications, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California, Spring 1988


Admitted to the New York and California Bars and the following Federal Courts:

Northern District of California

Southern District of California

Eastern District of California

Central District of California

Southern District of New York

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit


Fluency in Spanish (former California certified Spanish-English courtroom interpreter), French and German, working knowledge of Portuguese and Italian

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