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Daniel Zaheer
Lawyer
San Francisco
150 California Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
+1 415 582 4751
San Francisco
150 California Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
+1 415 582 4751

Daniel Zaheer advises clients in high-stakes litigation with a focus on patent infringement, trade secret and other intellectual property disputes. Mr. Zaheer’s practice centers on enforcing intellectual property rights and defending against charges of infringement in a variety of industries, including wireless communication systems, mobile device interfaces, biotechnology and mobile applications. Mr. Zaheer has also litigated complex business disputes involving high value technology start-ups, including jury and bench trials involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims between the founders of a successful data center company. 

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Zaheer practiced at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Zaheer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Zaheer also served as deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP.

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Stanford Law School, JD (Order of the Coif)
    (Stanford Law Review, Executive Editor)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Honorable Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Select Engagements

Intellectual Property Litigation:

  • Representation of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian government’s science agency and the inventor of the core technology underlying the IEEE 802.11a, g, n and ac wireless LAN standards, commonly known as Wi-Fi. The litigation ranks among the most successful recent efforts to enforce a single patent, resulting in payments to CSIRO totaling US $400 million+. In commending CSIRO’s inventors, the European Patent Office lauded the litigation as “a tremendous success,” stating that “only a few universities around the world are able to successfully commercialize their R&D by patenting their technologies, in particular to the scale of several hundred million dollars. One such exception is CSIRO.”
  • Representation of Daewoong, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Asia, in trade secret litigation in California against its main competitor, regarding a botulinum toxin drug.
  • Representation of a Netherlands engineering design company in positioning its European and U.S. patent portfolio covering data-center cooling technology, successfully protecting its innovative designs currently in use and slated for installation around the world.
  • Representation in infringement litigation of inventor of mobile consumer and enterprise productivity solution for overcoming network coverage and reliability limitations.

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration:

  • Defense of the founder of a data center construction, operations and management company in limited liability company agreement and breach-of-fiduciary-duty dispute.
  • Representation of a Native American tribe in gaming agreement dispute and subsequent federal and state appeals.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Subcommittee on Patent Exhaustion, Co-Chair
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member

Credentials

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Stanford Law School, JD (Order of the Coif)
    (Stanford Law Review, Executive Editor)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA

Clerkships

  • Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Honorable Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Engagements

Intellectual Property Litigation:

  • Representation of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian government’s science agency and the inventor of the core technology underlying the IEEE 802.11a, g, n and ac wireless LAN standards, commonly known as Wi-Fi. The litigation ranks among the most successful recent efforts to enforce a single patent, resulting in payments to CSIRO totaling US $400 million+. In commending CSIRO’s inventors, the European Patent Office lauded the litigation as “a tremendous success,” stating that “only a few universities around the world are able to successfully commercialize their R&D by patenting their technologies, in particular to the scale of several hundred million dollars. One such exception is CSIRO.”
  • Representation of Daewoong, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Asia, in trade secret litigation in California against its main competitor, regarding a botulinum toxin drug.
  • Representation of a Netherlands engineering design company in positioning its European and U.S. patent portfolio covering data-center cooling technology, successfully protecting its innovative designs currently in use and slated for installation around the world.
  • Representation in infringement litigation of inventor of mobile consumer and enterprise productivity solution for overcoming network coverage and reliability limitations.

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration:

  • Defense of the founder of a data center construction, operations and management company in limited liability company agreement and breach-of-fiduciary-duty dispute.
  • Representation of a Native American tribe in gaming agreement dispute and subsequent federal and state appeals.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Subcommittee on Patent Exhaustion, Co-Chair
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member