Clark Stone focuses on litigation relating to patents, trademarks, Internet privacy, trade secrets, and business disputes for high technology clients in federal and state courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has handled cases involving semiconductor devices, manufacturing processes and equipment, electronic circuitry, global positioning systems, cellular handsets, patent licenses, commercial contracts, online trademark issues, software, electronic mail, mobile payments, and trade secrets misappropriation. Prior to joining Bergeson, Mr. Stone was a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Clark worked in both technical and managerial positions for various semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies, including Applied Materials, Inc., and Novellus Systems, Inc. He has an extensive knowledge of semiconductor devices and manufacturing techniques, plasma etching and deposition, and Internet-related technologies, including email and mobile payments. A past president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (2007), Clark has served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitration program since 2002, and also serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the State Bar of California’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program and as a Civil Early Settlement Conference (CESC) neutral for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Mr. Stone’s representative experience includes:
- Member of trial team in three ITC Section 337 proceedings.
- Represented several clients in matters inside and outside the U.S. relating to anonymous Internet postings and harassing emails.
- Handled numerous patent infringement cases in various jurisdictions across the U.S. in several areas of technology.
Mr. Stone was a recipient of the 2010 Justice Byrl R. Salsman Award, one of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s highest honors.