Theo Angelis is an intellectual property and appellate litigator who appears in trial and appellate courts, in administrative tribunals, and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States.
Mr. Angelis’ unique experience—as an intellectual property litigator who co-chaired the firm’s appellate practice and has an active appellate practice—allows him to craft and present especially persuasive and compelling arguments. He also provides clear and strategic advice to clients facing unsettled or complex legal issues, and he assists them in efficiently solving problems and minimizing risk.
Mr. Angelis has litigated patent and other IP matters before the U.S. District Courts in California, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and International Trade Commission. Mr. Angelis’ appellate practice focuses primarily on the Federal and Ninth Circuits, as well as the D.C. Circuit, where Mr. Angelis served as a law clerk. Mr. Angelis also regularly handles appeals in state appellate courts.
Mr. Angelis has received numerous awards and honors. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and as a Washington Super Lawyer, and he recently was recognized by the King County Bar Association as Mentor of the Year. Earlier in his career, the King County Bar Association named him Outstanding Young Lawyer. Mr. Angelis served as the editor of the Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual for many years, and while in law school served as articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and managing editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.
Mr. Angelis is a frequent speaker and presenter on strategic litigation issues, not only related to patent and IP litigation but also legal ethics, privacy for electronic communications, internal investigations, developments in Internet law, and effective litigation strategies.