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Randy Kay


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  • University of Michigan (J.D. 1990); University of California, Irvine (B.A. 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • California; U.S. Supreme Court; all U.S. District Courts in California, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Texas; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits

With more than 25 years of experience in the courtroom, Randy Kay has earned recognition as one of California's "Top Intellectual Property Litigators." He has a broad practice handling trade secret, patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and business disputes. Randy represents plaintiff and defendant clients including technology, telecom, semiconductor, biotech, and medical device companies.

Randy has handled more than 30 trials and arbitrations in venues across the country. He recently won a complete defense verdict in a trade secret, patent infringement, and contract case in which the plaintiff claimed more than $700 million. The Daily Journal recognized this victory as one of its "Top Defense Verdicts of 2015." He also recently won intellectual property appeals at the Federal Circuit (affirmance of summary judgment of noninfringement in a biotech patent infringement case) and the Ninth Circuit (reversal of summary judgment in a trade dress case).

Randy has particularly deep experience with trade secret matters. He advises companies on protection of trade secret assets, and he handles trade secret misappropriation disputes of all types. He has served as an expert witness on trade secret litigation in a Los Angeles Superior Court jury trial.

Randy is co-editor/author of the treatise Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California, published by the State Bar of California. He is a frequent speaker and thought leader on trade secret matters including the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Honors & Distinctions

  • "Top Defense Verdict of 2015," Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal (February 2016)

    "Top Intellectual Property Litigators" in California, Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016)

    "Top 50 Under 45" Intellectual Property Lawyers in United States, IP Law & Business (2008)

    Best Lawyers in America (2006-2018), including Lawyer of the Year in San Diego for Patent Litigation (2016) and for Intellectual Property Law (2013)
Randy Kay