Russ August & Kabat
Marc Fenster is co-chair of the Litigation Department and chair of the Patent Litigation department at RAK, which he founded in 2003.
Mr. Fenster is a first chair trial lawyer specializing in high-technology patent litigation. Prior to joining Russ August & Kabat, Mr. Fenster was a lawyer at Irell & Manella LLP from 1995 to 2003, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation work groups.
Mr. Fenster has handled complex commercial cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, securities, licensing, class-actions and contracts.
Mr. Fenster was recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine in 2009. And from 2010-2021, he was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer. From 2015-2019, Mr. Fenster was recognized as a Southern California Top 100 Super Lawyer. Mr. Fenster was named among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 Leading Intellectual Property Attorneys – August 2017.
Mr. Fenster also advises clients regarding various intellectual property and licensing issues in a nonlitigation context, particularly start-up high-tech clients seeking to protect and exploit their intellectual property assets.
Mr. Fenster’s undergraduate and graduate coursework focused on mass transfer, biochemistry, microbiology, human physiology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering and computer programming. His Master’s thesis involved a computer model of the micro-circulation in skeletal muscle, including passive and active vessel properties, hematocrit and blood rheology.
While at the UCLA School of Law, Marc avidly participated in competitive Moot Court and represented UCLA at the state Moot Court tournament.