Kilpatrick Townsend has been a stalwart of the San Francisco legal community for nearly 150 years. Founded in the wake of the California Gold Rush to serve the legal needs of technology innovators and risk-takers, the San Francisco office is Kilpatrick Townsend’s largest office on the U.S. West Coast, providing a full range of intellectual property services in addition to antitrust and commercial litigation.

Throughout its long history in one of America’s most innovative cities, the San Francisco office has continually reinvented and adapted itself to dramatic changes that have shaped the region’s economy. The office survived the 1906 Earthquake, the Great Depression and the ‘dot.com bust,’ only to emerge stronger and more resilient than in years past.

Office Info

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA 94111
t +1 415.576.0200
f +1 415.576.0300

Fully Engaged Team

Fully Engaged Team

The San Francisco office is serious about its responsibility to serve the needs of those who lack access to the justice system. Through pro bono activities and financial contributions, the office supports the efforts of organizations such as the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center, the Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Legal Communities Against Violence, and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, among many others. In the spirit of giving that characterizes San Francisco, office staff frequently organize and participate in community outreach efforts on behalf of the San Francisco Food Bank, organizing food drives and volunteer efforts throughout the year.

Experience Highlights

Resonate Inc. v. Nortel Networks Corporation

Lead counsel for Alteon Web Systems, which was acquired by Nortel Networks, in patent infringement action relating to switching in large Internet more

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. Bridgestone Americas, Inc., et al.

Represented SCEA in a Lanham Act, unfair competition, misappropriation and tortious interference action involving SCEA's fictional character used more

In re Maxim Integrated Products Inc. MDL
Defended Union Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo involving numerous patents relating to the security and encryption asserted against mobile banking apps. more
The Prudential Insurance Company of America v. Actuate Corp.
Represented Actuate Corporation in copyright, breach of contract, and unfair competition litigation for unlicensed use of software. The Prudential more