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Charles Barquist and Sterling Brennan Recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers

Orange County • January 10th, 2024

PARK CITY, UT – January 10, 2024

Maschoff Brennan is pleased to announce that Partners Sterling Brennan and Charles Barquist have again been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers list for 2024. Congratulations to both for securing this top honor.

Sterling Brennan – IP Litigation:  Sterling Brennan’s practice is focused on a broad range of business and intellectual property litigation. He has litigated cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, securities, antitrust, unfair business practices, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate disputes, insurance coverage, and environmental claims. He has represented some of the country’s largest companies involved in the software and computer components, smart homes, solar and traditional energy, financial products and services, biotechnology, health services, energy, and real estate industries. Mr. Brennan has tried cases and handled appeals in federal and state courts nationwide. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California and Utah, as well as before the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Brennan is the former chair of the Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the past chair of the Orange County J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Charles Barquist – IP Litigation:  Charles Barquist is a trial lawyer and IP litigator. His practice is focused on business litigation, including patents and other intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition, and dispute resolution for technology companies. Mr. Barquist has achieved outstanding results in patent litigation for several foreign and domestic clients in U.S. courts and before the International Trade Commission. Other patent litigation has involved technologies such as smartphones, virtual cameras, medical lasers, hard disk drives, infrared thermometers, rechargeable batteries, digital satellite receivers, and environmental stress screening equipment. Mr. Barquist is also a leader in the California legal community. He has served as president of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, as chair of the USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute, and as chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section and the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has also served as Chair of the Institute for Corporate Counsel in Los Angeles and is currently a member of its Board of Governors.

The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes exceptional attorneys, as determined by their peers, in specific geographic and practice areas. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in California are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers rates lawyers using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

About Maschoff Brennan

Maschoff Brennan provides legal counsel and representation to some of the world’s most innovative companies. With over forty-five attorneys and offices in the technology-focused regions of California, Utah, and New York, our attorneys are known for having the breadth of experience and the forward-thinking insight needed to handle complex technological and business issues across all industries and geographic boundaries. We have extensive experience representing clients in Federal and State courts nationwide and before the ITC, USPTO, PTAB, TTAB, and other administrative agencies in Washington, D.C.