Sven Raz




Sven’s practice focuses on high-stakes intellectual property litigation, licensing and strategic counseling.  Sven represents clients in patent and trade secrets litigation, as well as related antitrust cases and commercial licensing disputes.

Sven has experience litigating in state and federal court, arbitration, and the International Trade Commission as well as managing global litigation campaigns.

Sven has worked on cases involving a myriad of technologies, including electronics and semiconductor technology, flash and DRAM memory, cellular and wifi technology, smartphones, networking, medical devices, automotive technology, material science, and various technologies implemented in software.

Sven has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, portfolio management and complex IP licensing, including standards essential patents.  In addition to litigating complex cases across numerous venues, Sven also coordinates global strategies for cross-border litigation and IP licensing campaigns, particularly involving courts in the EU, China and Canada.

Sven has nearly twenty years of experience litigating and licensing IP.  Prior to joining Kramer Alberti, Sven worked for two prominent international law firms focusing on intellectual property litigation.  Sven also managed global patent monetization, licensing and litigation as Director for a technology company with more than 30,000 patents.

significant matters
Micron Tech., Inc. v. Rambus, Inc. (D.Del and N.D.Cal) Successfully defended Micron against Rambus’s decade-long “patent wars” with the memory semiconductor industry.
Lexar Media v. Toshiba Corp. (Cal. State Court and N.D.Cal.)  Successfully represented Lexar in a trade secret and patent dispute over memory technology that resulted in a $465M trade secrets verdict prior to settlement.
Buettner and von Blottnitz v. Bertelsman et al. (Cal. State Court) Obtained a $244M verdict that represented equity compensation for two former Bertelsman executives that helped develop AOL Europe for one of the world’s largest media conglomerates.
Tessera, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal); Tessera, Inc. v. Amkor Tech., Inc. (N.D. Cal and ICC Int’l. Court of Arbitration).  Successfully represented Amkor and ASE in their litigation against Tessera over chip packaging technology.
Alt v. Medtronic, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Successfully represented an individual inventor against a large medical device company over technology used in pacemakers and defibrillators.
Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication devices Featuring Digital cameras, and components Thereof, Number 337-TA-663 (ITC) Represented Samsung in an ITC proceeding brought by Kodak involving digital camera technology for smartphones.
Juris Doctor
University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude), Engineering
University of California, Riverside

University of Queensland, Australia (no degree)
Admitted to practice in California and Washington
N.D. California, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit
venue experience
N.D. California
E.D. Texas
International Trade Commission
E.D. Texas
D. New Jersey
ICC International Court of Arbitration
Various European jurisdictions and venues