Andrew P. Bridges is one of the country’s leading litigators on cutting-edge and high-stakes issues affecting technology, online platform and consumer-oriented companies. Clients of all sizes turn to him not only to solve immediate business and litigation needs but also to anticipate the potential policy implications and risks of new business models and technologies. A vigorous, skilled and strategic advocate in tough and important fights, Andrew has 35 years of complex litigation experience in Internet, technology, media, copyright, trademark, advertising, trade secret, consumer protection, unfair competition, licensing and other commercial law disputes. He also coordinates global litigation matters for innovators and companies and participates in forums that shape policy developments affecting startups, technology companies, and online platforms.
Bridges has won numerous copyright, trademark, and publicity cases involving MP3 players, payment processors, internet search, Usenet, music streaming, and access to law, with landmark outcomes on fair use, infringement causation, “display” and “distribution” rights, contributory infringement, vicarious liability, “paracopyright” regulation, domain seizures, and extraterritorial criminal enforcement. The California State Bar IP Section awarded him the Vanguard Award in 2014, recognizing his leadership in the field, client service, and landmark litigation victories. National Law Journal has also recognized him as an “IP Trailblazer.”