Friday, March 21, 2014

Firm Argues "First Sale" Case Before the Ninth Circuit

March 12, 2014- The Ninth Circuit held oral argument in Adobe Systems Incorporated v. Kornrumpf at UC Berkeley as part of its annual Ninth Circuit Day at Boalt Hall.  The panel consisted of Circuit Judges Raymond C. Fisher, Sidney R. Thomas (presiding) and Marsha S. Berzon.  Andy Coombs represented Appellee Adobe Systems Incorporated arguing that the first sale doctrine does not apply when copyrighted software is clearly licensed.

Audio of the argument is available at

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andy Coombs Named as 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer

January 2014- Super Lawyer Magazine recognizes Andy Coombs as a 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation.

The selection process begins with a peer nomination and is vetted with third-party research across numerous categories.  The findings are then reviewed by a panel of highly credentialed attorneys.  Only 5% of all the lawyers in the state are selected for the Super Lawyers list.

Andy Coombs Named on 2014 World Trademark Review 1000 List of "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals"  and as Recommended Expert

The World Trademark Review 1000 again recognizes Andy Coombs as a top trademark professional and for intellectual property enforcement and litigation in California.
"Anti-counterfeiting whizz Andy Coombs, founder of J Andrew Coombs, APC, is commended for his efforts in the fight against fakes." 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Annie S. Wang Selected to the 2013 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

June 2013- Annie S. Wang is named as one of the 2013 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers publications.  The Rising Stars list is comprised of candidates either 40 years of age or under or in practice for less than 10 years.  No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. 

For more information on the selection process, see:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 Andy Coombs Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Technology Law

Andy Coombs is selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer for inclusion in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel publications for 'Technology Law' attorneys who have achieved the AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Andy Coombs Highlighted in the 2013 Edition of "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals" by the World Trademark Review 1000 for IP Work and as a Recommended Expert

Firm and founder, Andy Coombs, recognized for anti-counterfeiting as well as enforcement and litigation experience.   The World Trademark Review 1000's list identifies firms and practitioners who have reached "nationwide renown."  The publication identifies Andy Coombs as a recommend expert, "thanks to his successful enforcement efforts on behalf of rights holders in software, entertainment and fashion, among others."

World Trademark Review.  The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.  Hampshire, UK: Globe Business Publishing, Ltd, 2013.  Print.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Andy Coombs Named as 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer

January 18, 2013- Super Lawyer Magazine recognizes Andy Coombs as a 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation.