Seth Gold, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, focuses his practice on intellectual property, false advertising, entertainment, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Gold has experience in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, law and motion, trial, appeals, and complex settlements in state and federal courts.
Mr. Gold has prosecuted and defended lawsuits involving copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, and defamation. He also has prosecuted and defended lawsuits involving breach of contract, motion picture finance, corporate fraud, self-dealing, and breach of fiduciary duties applicable to officers and directors.
Mr. Gold’s litigation experience focuses on traditional intellectual property as well as emerging technologies and new media, particularly with respect to social media and the business models and software applications used for online advertising. His experience extends to litigating and advising clients on issues relating to technology, intellectual property, and online advertising in connection with internet continuity programs, due diligence, Federal Trade Commission inquiries, investigations, and litigation, keyword advertising, patents in the field of online advertising, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Communications Decency Act. He also has experience in First Amendment law, particularly with respect to evolving new media and whether the First Amendment should bar liability for violence allegedly motivated by the content of media.
As a result of his extensive intellectual property litigation experience, Mr. Gold also routinely advises clients with respect to intellectual property transactions and proactive protection of their intellectual property assets.
Mr. Gold has provided legal services for publicly traded companies, private companies, film studios, major record companies, and individuals.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Gold practiced as a partner at another firm in California.