Carson Anderson

Carson D. Anderson

Senior Associate

Carson Anderson supports his clients by finding creative and efficient solutions to their complex problems. Mr. Anderson focuses his practice primarily on patent and intellectual property litigation in the medical device, high-tech, life science, and software industries. Mr. Anderson has participated in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit technical investigations, preliminary injunction proceedings, depositions, motion practice, oral argument, and has performed cross examination at trial. Mr. Anderson also assists his clients with due diligence and freedom to operate evaluations of patent portfolios and maintains an active practice before the USPTO in inter partes review proceedings.

Mr. Anderson has a strong commitment to giving back through pro-bono representation. As trial counsel, he represented an individual plaintiff asserting violations of his civil rights, culminating in a three-day jury trial in the Northern District of California before the Honorable Lucy H. Koh. Mr. Anderson also successfully presented evidence to meet the heightened burden necessary to prove fraud, undue influence, and duress at a bench trial in California Superior Court while defending the rightful beneficiaries in a fraudulent will contest involving issues of elder abuse, obtaining a full victory.

During his undergraduate education, Mr. Anderson actively participated in several research laboratories and has extensive experience in areas of molecular genetics; after graduating he served as a graduate teaching assistant.


  • Life sciences companies including Complete Genomics, Bayer, Seminis, Prothena, and Alexion in patent and commercial litigations involving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, diploid pollenizers for seedless watermelons, amyloid light chain antibodies, bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing, etc.
  • Hardware, software, and web-based services companies including Google, Adobe, and Cadence Design Systems in patent, trade secret, and commercial litigations involving electronic signatures, two-factor authentication, e-commerce platforms, MPEG image and video encoding, field programmable gate arrays, etc.
  • Medical device companies including Boston Scientific and Hologic in patent and trade secret litigations and inter partes review proceedings involving spinal cord stimulation and endometrial ablation technologies.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2013, summa cum laude
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

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