Gary S. Fergus

Attorney in San Francisco, CA

My experience includes more than 125 weeks of trial in complex high-value cases in federal and state courts and regulatory administrative trials throughout the United States. In 2001, I opened my own practice to help clients resolve complex disputes and to address fundamental civil wrongs. Based near Silicon Valley, I have handled intellectual property matters in different high-tech sectors including telecommunications, wireless technology, security systems industry, and computer software.

Big Firm Experience

Before founding Fergus, A Law Office, at the end of 2001, I practiced for 22 years as a trial lawyer in one of the top 30 national law firms, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP. I was one of that firm's senior trial partners and managed their largest litigation group while maintaining an active trial practice in bet-the-company cases.

Small Firm Attention

Because I am a sole practitioner, all my clients get the benefit of my 29 years of experience, my attention to their problem and prompt responsive communications. Since opening my San Francisco office, I have represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial or in settlements that resolved complex litigation including intellectual property matters.

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Areas of Law

  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Secrets
  • Patent Infringement
  • Celebrity Right of Publicity
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property
  • Literary Property
  • Artistic Property
  • Brand Management
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Artists Rights
  • Music Copyright
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Music Licensing
  • Music Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Patents
  • Computer and Software Patents
  • Design Patents
  • Internet Patents
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Interference Practice
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Protection
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Theft of Trade Secrets


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1979, Wisconsin
1981, California
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Class of 1979
    cum laude

    New York University
    Class of 1981
    with honors

    University Attended

    Stanford University
    Class of 1976
    Economics, with honors

    Birth Information

    Born in 1954
    Racine, Wisconsin, 1954



    Associations & Memberships

    State Bar of California; State Bar of Wisconsin; American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.

    Contact Information


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    Office Information
    Gary S. Fergus
     595 Market Street, Suite 2430,
    San Francisco, CA 94105


    Fergus, A Law Office (San Francisco, California)

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