Jeffrey T. Thayer
Jeff Thayer is a passionate civil litigation lawyer practicing intellectual property, complex litigation (toxic torts and products liability), entertainment law and insurance coverage. Jeff represents companies and individuals, from complaint to verdict, advocating for his clients zealously at every step of the litigation process. He has significant experience in taking cases to trial - including motions in limine, voir dire, and witness examination – and in pretrial discovery, depositions, written and expert discovery, which has resulted in favorable settlements and dismissals of multi-million dollar matters in state and federal court.
Jeff is also a registered patent attorney, licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has prepared and submitted patent applications of all types including semi-conductors, software, and electronics, and expertly crafted responses to office actions, both in the US and in the EU. Jeff also has significant experience in the IP areas of copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, internet law and entertainment law.
Jeff received his Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley’s Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2001. While there, he was a competitor in Moot Court, winning the Best Brief Award for Outstanding Advocacy. Jeff also clerked with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office and with the Office of then-State Senator Bruce McPherson. Prior to becoming a lawyer Jeff received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis in bioengineering, from UCLA. Jeff worked for The ADEPT Group, Inc., an engineering consulting group specializing in alternative fuel applications and developing green technology for public transportation.
In his personal life Jeff enjoys travelling, hiking, running, swimming, sampling craft beers and reading science fiction/fantasy novels and history. He is married and lives in Lafayette, California.
- American Bar Association
- Board of the Contra Costa County Bar Association
- Barrister’s Section
- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
- Defense Research Institute
- The Bar Association of San Francisco
- State Bar of California
Articles and publications
JD, University of California, Berkley (2001)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (1998)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Central District & Eastern District of California