Carson Anderson supports his clients by finding creative and efficient solutions to their complex problems. Carson focuses his practice primarily on patent and intellectual property litigation in the life science, medical device, high-tech, and software industries. He has participated in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit technical investigations, preliminary injunction proceedings, depositions, motion practice, oral argument, and witness examinations at trial. He also assists his clients with due diligence and freedom to operate evaluations of patent portfolios, patent licensing, and maintains an active practice before the USPTO in inter partes review proceedings.
Carson has devoted more than 1,300 hours to pro bono initiatives over the course of his career and in 2023, he was honored by the Federal Pro Bono Project for his work representing incarcerated persons for their civil right to adequate healthcare. As one example, as trial counsel he represented an incarcerated diabetic individual who was deprived of insulin and forced to starve for nearly a month, culminating in a three-day jury trial in the Northern District of California before the Honorable Lucy H. Koh. As trial counsel, Carson also successfully proved fraud, undue influence, and duress, obtaining a full victory at a trial in California Superior Court in a fraudulent will contest involving elder abuse.
During his undergraduate education, he 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 Foundation Medicine, Complete Genomics, Alexion, Bayer, Monsanto, Seminis, and Prothena in patent and commercial litigations involving next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, cell-free DNA and circulating tumor DNA diagnostics, diploid pollenizers for triploid seedless watermelons, amyloid light chain antibodies, bio-pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, etc.
- Hardware, software, and web-based services companies, including Google, Adobe, Samsung, LG, 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, endoscopic hemoclips, 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
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California