Financial and trade secret theft, fraud, technical attacks, privacy intrusions, malware and other online criminal activity is a significant problem. Millions of internet users and companies have already been victimized and perpetrators have caused considerable economic harm to the online economy. Increasing ubiquity (e.g. social media, mobile platforms), more valuable assets in more places (e.g. the cloud, online banking etc) and increasingly sophisticated and organized adversaries have created a problem that cannot be ignored. What to do? Get active, that’s what! This discussion will explore how companies can develop proactive programs to defend themselves and enforce their rights, including investigation, technical defenses, private legal enforcement, law enforcement partnerships and user education.
Gabriel M. Ramsey, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group, and a leader of the Entertainment & Gaming Group and the Privacy, Data Security & Internet Safety Group.
Mr. Ramsey focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. In 2012, Mr. Ramsey was named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal. In 2013, Mr. Ramsey was recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Mr. Ramsey has substantial experience in high technology and entertainment related matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent law. He has significant experience in carrying out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud and deceptive activity, brand violations, intellectual property infringement and privacy breaches. He also has handled many licensing matters and general commercial disputes.