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Adrian Pruetz
ADRIAN PRUETZ “For me, success is defined by the client’s objective, whether it is winning at trial or achieving a favorable settlement.”

Adrian Pruetz

Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Department

Los Angeles (main)

t: 310.282.6250
f: 310.785.3550
apruetz@glaserweil.com

Adrian Pruetz

Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Department

Los Angeles (main)

Adrian Pruetz, head of the Intellectual Property Department, is one of the leading intellectual property trial lawyers in the United States. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for patent and other Intellectual Property Litigation, as well as being named by Law360 as one of 20 Most Influential Women in IP Law.  Chambers and Partners describes her as an expert in litigating complex, high-profile patent cases and as one of the top 10 trademark litigators nationally. In the past year alone, she has won four major patent infringement cases litigated to judgment and achieved consent judgments and favorable settlements in a host of other intellectual property matters. This year, she won two appeals before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided important patent issues in precedential opinions. 

Over her more than 30-year career, Ms. Pruetz has been lead counsel for many well- known clients, including Nike, Roche, Mattel, Nero, Harley-Davidson, K-Swiss, Teledyne, Prudential, Abbott Laboratories, Red Bull, Fujitsu, Disney, Genentech, MediaTek, VIZIO and others. Recognizing her as a leader in intellectual property law, the State Bar of California awarded Ms. Pruetz its prestigious IP Vanguard Award for excellence in the private practice of intellectual property law. She has been listed as one of California's "top intellectual property attorneys" and "top women litigators" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Southern California Super Lawyers. She has been called a "star of biotech" by the Los Angeles Business Journal and has also been featured in California Lawyer and California Bar Big News for her winning track record.

Ms. Pruetz is known for her ability to communicate highly technical and complex matters in ways that make them understandable and relevant to judges and juries. She is recognized as an expert in the enforcement and defense of patent rights, major brands and copyrighted works. She has achieved successful outcomes for clients in numerous jury trials, bench trials, ITC and TTAB proceedings, commercial arbitrations and appeals. Her practice encompasses a wide range of industries and technologies, including: aerospace, automotive, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, business and financial methods, chemicals, computer hardware and software, consumer goods such as apparel, footwear and toys, electronics, Internet technologies, manufacturing systems and industrial equipment, medical devices, semiconductors and telecommunications.

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Ms. Pruetz is a fellow of the American Bar Association and a founder of the University of Southern California IP Institute. She has been a featured speaker on intellectual property issues for USC, ACCA, LAIPLA, Price Waterhouse, LES, NAMWOLF and other groups. She also serves as an arbitrator for the Large Complex Case Program of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association, arbitrating intellectual property disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pruetz was a partner and co-founder of Pruetz Law Group, a boutique intellectual property litigation firm. She was also previously a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for 13 years, where she founded and chaired the Intellectual Property Litigation practice. Before that, she was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, where she practiced for more than a decade.

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