Victoria G. Curtin
Victoria Curtin has practiced in the field of complex commercial litigation for more than thirty years. In 1998, she established her own firm, emphasizing patent litigation. In the last decade, she has represented, among others, the Washington Research Foundation, regarding patents relating to radio frequency (RF) receiver technology, and Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, regarding patents relating to mobile wireless communication devices and the provision of media and content to such devices. Both those programs have been hugely successful. Mrs. Curtin has had primary responsibility for the various litigations that support the licensing programs, as well as the legal theories underpinning the licensing and litigation strategies.
Mrs. Curtin has significant trial experience. She has been lead trial counsel in bench trials and evidentiary hearings (including claim construction hearings in patent cases), and complex administrative hearings, as well as associate counsel in jury trials. She has also participated as counsel in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mrs. Curtin also particularly enjoys appellate work, and has handled numerous appeals in both state and federal court on a wide variety of issues. Victoria Gruver Curtin, PLC is one of the founding member firms of IP Protection Law Group.
A brief curriculum vitae for Mrs. Curtin is: Stanford Law School, J.D. 1981, Order of the Coif; U.C. Berkeley, A.B. 1978, Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk, The Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Admissions: State of California; State of Arizona; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit; various U.S. District Courts.
Mrs. Curtin is married to John Curtin, a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury attorney whose practice at Robbins & Curtin, P.C., emphasizes medical malpractice. They have two grown daughters, Mary and Clare, and enjoy the company of their English bulldog, Mr. Chesterton.