Brennan, Sterling A.

Attorney at Law
Office: Orange County
Office Number: 949.202.1900
Direct: 949.202.1900

Sterling focuses on business and intellectual property litigation. He handles a range of litigation matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, securities, antitrust, unfair business practices, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, insurance coverage, and environmental claims. He’s represented some of the country’s largest companies involved in the software and computer components, financial products and services, biotechnology, health services, energy, real estate, and petroleum industries. Sterling has tried cases and handled appeals in federal and state courts. He’s admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California and Utah, as well as before the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

Sterling is the former chairman of the Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the past chair of the Orange County J. Reuben Clark Law Society. After law school, Sterling served as a law clerk to a federal district judge in Los Angeles. He joined the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he was a litigation partner until 2003, then joined Workman Nydegger (an intellectual property firm in Utah). In 2013, Sterling formed Maschoff Brennan, where he continues his litigation practice.

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  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1986
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University, 1983

Practice Focus

  • Complex IP Litigation, Inter Partes Conflicts & Mediation and Arbitration
  • U. S. Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Dress Infringement
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Patent Related Antitrust Actions
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Appeals before the U. S. Supreme Court
  • Appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Other Regional Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Appeals before Utah and California State Supreme and Intermediate Appellate Courts

Technical Experience

  • Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Computer Systems, Software, E-Commerce, Business Methods & Information Technology

Professional Admissions & Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Awards & Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property-Litigation
  • Named to Southern California Super Lawyers
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