Attorneys & Staff

LGP Attorneys

F. David LaRiviere

Attorney at Law

(831)649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Business Counseling and Strategies
  • Licensing, Business Transactions and Agreements
  • Due Diligence, including IP Portfolio Analyses, and Related Counseling
  • Patent and Trademark Registration Prosecution
  • Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Telecommunications, and Computer Technologies
  • Litigation Support
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California
  • Past Co-Chair of the Council of State Bar Sections
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Panel of the American Arbitration Association
  • Past Member, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar
  • Member, Monterey County & Santa Clara County Bar Associations
  • Member, Washington, D. C. & Washington State Bar Associations
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Past Member, INTA Roundtable Planning Committee
  • Faculty Member, Monterey College of Law
Prior Professional Experience:
  • Principal – Davis & Schroeder, P.C.
  • Attorney – IBM Corporation
  • Managing Attorney – Hewlett-Packard Company
  • General Counsel – Tomy Corporation
  • Various engineering and engineering management
Education:
  • J.D. - University of Santa Clara School of Law (1972)
  • B.S.E.E. - Stanford University (1963)
Information of Interest:
  • Managing Partner of LaRiviere, Grubman PC
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Admitted to the Washington DC Bar Association
  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Ronald E. Grubman

Of Counsel

(831)649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Prosecution of patents, licensing of technology, and litigation.
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Member, California Bar
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Nelson Rivera

Attorney at Law

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Licensing
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Member, California State Bar
Prior Professional Experience:
  • Electrical Engineer – McClellan Air Force Base
  • Applications Engineer – Intel Corporation
  • Summer Associate – Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
  • Junior Engineer – Hewlett Packard
Education:
  • J.D. – University of California, Davis (2002)
  • B.S. – California State University, Sacramento (Electrical Engineering) (1993)
Additional Information of Interest:
  • Admitted to California State Bar
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Rudolph Darken Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

(831)649-8800


200 Sky Park Dr.
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Patent Prosecution
Technical Specialization Areas:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Internet and Mobile Technology
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member IEEE Computer Society
  • Member ACM
Prior Professional Experience:
  • Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Director, Modeling and Simulation Institute
Education:
  • J.D. — Monterey College of Law (2017)
  • Ph.D. — The George Washington University (Computer Science) (1995)
  • M.S. — The George Washington University (Computer Science ) (1993)
  • B.S.E. — University of Illinois at Chicago (Computer Science Engineering) (1990)
Information of Interest:
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice before U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California

Scott J. Allen

Of Counsel

(831)649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Patent and Trademark Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Trade Secret, Trade Dress and Copyright Litigation
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Member, California State Bar
Prior Professional Experience:
  • More than 10 years of experience litigating cases in Federal and State Courts
  • Litigated cases involving fraud, unfair competition, RICO, toxic torts, personal injury, and violations of environmental laws
Education:
  • J.D. – University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) (1995)
  • M.S. – Cornell University (1990)
  • B.S. – Cornell University (1988)
Information of Interest:
  • Admitted to California Bar
  • Admitted to Practice before United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice before U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California

Denise Olrich

Of Counsel

(831)649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Business planning and formation
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Franchise law
  • Business contracts
  • Employment matters
Education:
  • J.D. – Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1980)
  • B.A. – Michigan State University (1976)
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Former chair, Cyberspace Law Committee of the Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Former chair, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the Business Law Section
  • Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Bar Association (1995)
  • Board of Directors of Sonoma County Legal Aid (1994-1997)
Additional Information of Interest:
  • Admitted to California Bar

William H. Phillips

Consultant

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Areas:
  • Chemistry
  • Toxicology
Education:
  • B.S. Medical Technology – Cal State Sacramento (1976)
  • Environmental Toxicology – University of California, Davis (1984-1985)
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • California Association of Toxicologists
  • Society of Forensic Toxicologists
  • California Association of Crime Laboratory Directors

LGP Staff

Sharlene Jacoban

Firm Concierge

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Areas of Primary Responsibility:
  • Assist clients and members of the firm in all aspects of communication and hospitality

Evelyn A. Martin

Director of Administration

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Practice Teams:
  • Patent Team
  • Trademark & Copyright Team
  • Global Enforcement Team
Areas of Primary Responsibility:
  • Manage docketing system for all client matters worldwide
  • Infringement investigations and analysis
  • Global IP portfolio management

Nicole Miles

Accounting Manager

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Areas of Primary Responsibility:
  • Accounting and receivables

Patricia Reyes

Docketing Paralegal

(831) 649-8800


200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey CA 93940
Areas of Primary Responsibility:
  • Global Watch Service and investigation of potentially infringing uses of client trademarks
  • File oppositions, complaints, and other pleadings with USPTO and in Federal and state courts
  • Calendar all deadlines for ongoing litigation and administrative matters
  • Research relevant factual and legal data and materials in support of client matters