Steve Moore focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Moore both defends companies accused of patent infringement and represents patent owners harmed by a competitor’s infringement in pursuing patent and related claims. Mr. Moore also has experience in successfully coordinating global patent litigation, resulting in favorable rulings for his clients both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Moore further has experience in trade dress claims and commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Moore has extensive courtroom experience in patent and commercial litigation cases, including trying numerous patent and commercial litigation cases to a jury. Mr. Moore’s jury trial experience includes handling several multi-week multi-patent cases in which juries have returned verdicts of non-infringement and invalidity for his clients. Mr. Moore further has argued at and examined witnesses in numerous Markman hearings, after which courts issued claim construction rulings that have caused cases to resolve favorably for his clients. Mr. Moore has also argued before the Federal Circuit on several occasions, including before the en banc Federal Circuit.

Mr. Moore was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized as a 2016 and 2017 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Mr. Moore was named a top patent practitioner in 2016 and 2017 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He is listed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Moore was named to The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Patents in 2013 and 2014 and The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers in 2013.

Professional & Community Activities

Georgia State Bar Association, Member

North Carolina State Bar, Member

Alaska Law Review, Former Executive Editor

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
    magna cum laude
  • Duke University, A.B., Economics (1993)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia — Richard C. Freeman
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina — Alexander B. Denson

Who We Are

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
USA
t +1 415.273.4741
f +1 415.651.8510
1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7431

Steven D. Moore

Experience Highlights

Patent infringement litigation for Kennametal Inc.
Representation of Kennametal Inc., a $2 billion per year NYSE company, in a patent litigation action that its biggest global competitor filed in the more
Effingo Wireless Inc. v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Counsel for Motorola Mobility in defending patent infringement claims related to wireless earpiece technology in the Western District of Texas. The more
Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
McKesson Info. Solutions v. Epic Sys. Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Epic Systems Corporation, a leading Wisconsin-based health care software company, against more