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Gary A. Hecker is the co-managing partner of MWM’s Los Angeles office and a member of the intellectual property group. Gary is one of the nation’s leading IP attorneys and is recognized for his diverse experience in all aspects of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity, entertainment, internet and computer law, unfair competition, and trade secrets.
Gary’s practice includes IP litigation and prosecution, IP counseling, and IP transactions. He serves as both plaintiff and defense litigation counsel in legal actions in U.S. Federal District Courts, state courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Gary has been involved in protecting IP for his clients since the early days of the PC. He has designed and implemented IP and patent programs for Fortune 1000 companies, Silicon Valley pioneers, and new venture startups. Gary has represented the companies of industry luminaries including Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Sheldon Adelson, Ray Noorda, Dan Bricklin, Ed Catmull, Mark Burnett, and Maria Shriver. He has helped businesses large and small develop and exploit their valuable IP.
Prior to joining MWM, Gary established The Hecker Law Group in 1988 and served as the founding partner.