Computerlaw Group LLP (650) 327-9800
Computerlaw Group LLP




A Boutique Business and Intellectual Property Law Firm with a Strategic Focus on Complex Litigation

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Computerlaw Group LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm led by Jack Russo, a tenacious litigator with over 30 years of experience resolving complex disputes. The Firm provides intellectual property protection, litigation, and other legal services to clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 Companies. The Firm has been successful in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in complex cases involving multiple litigations in multiple state and federal courts.

Advice, Strategic Planning and Dispute Resolution

We take a long-term approach to our clients' intellectual property and business litigation concerns. Our attorneys' daily practice revolves around giving sound advice, strategic planning assistance, and sophisticated dispute resolution services to computer and other high-tech industry clients, both small and large. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns. We’re on the pulse of modern technology and media, and have monitored their evolution to inform our own legal approaches—all to give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come.

While we represent clients worldwide, our practice focuses on serving high-tech, and emerging technologies industry professionals' in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, San Jose, Marin County and the East Bay.


Areas of Practice

intellectual property litigation

We have successfully litigated both sides of IP disputes, both small and large.  The Firm has been successful in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases which involve multiple litigations in multiple state and federal courts. Read more...

Business Litigation

Not much business gets done on a handshake anymore. Contracts of any type can be breached, and our firm does not limit itself to representing only one type of party in breach of contract claims. Read more...

internet and e-commerce

The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection and monetization. Read more...


Start up and Business Planning

We believe in helping the computer and high-tech small business community grow and thrive throughout Silicon Valley. We have a strong entrepreneurship program to help start-ups put together and execute a strong business plan that capitalizes on their idea and helps them explore and expand on this brainchild to tap into unforeseen profitable opportunities. Read more...

intellectual property protection

In the computer and high-tech industries, intellectual property can be a company's or an individual's most valuable asset. Proper planning and collaboration between the applicant and an intellectual property attorney can make the difference between solid and weak intellectual property protection — which in turn can make the difference between profit and loss in the tech industries. Read more...


Since we opened our doors in 1985, we have maintained a strong commitment to supporting entrepreneurs starting computer and other high-tech businesses. Our attorneys take great professional pride in shepherding our entrepreneurial clients through the process of planning, strategizing, building, and realizing business goals. Read more...


mediation and arbitration

Nine times out of ten, a legal dispute will be solved in mediation or arbitration before trial. For this reason, it is important to select a law firm with experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mr. Russo's experiences as decision-maker in arbitrations provide a wealth of knowledge that we are able to draw upon to help our clients. Read more...                                                   

negotiation and licensing

Contracts are the bricks out of which every business is built, and they hold special importance in the software industry. Serving the computer and high-tech industries, our firm drafts and negotiates all types of contracts for our clients, including corporate documents and licenses. Read more...

founders law

We work closely with the founders of businesses when it comes to every aspect of developing a business from thought to reality. Helping founders in negotiations with potential partners, vendors, employees, customers, and other third parties. Read more...


Computer Industry Litigation

If you have questions or concerns about issues such as patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide effective and efficient IP legal assistance. Read more...

Employment Litigation

We handle employment litigation on behalf of either the employee or the employer, and provide legal representation on employment disputes relating to intellectual property rights, compensation, and severance agreements. Read more...

Strategic Intellectual Property Planning

We encourage our clients to look at IP planning protection as an important tool in achieving a company's core business mission. Our lawyers develop a long-term intellectual property plan to protect patents and other intellectual property. Read more...


Our Team


Recognized for Excellence by Our Peers in the Legal Profession

Our peers in the legal profession have recognized our law firm and its founders for our tradition of outstanding work. The firm is AV-rated*, and Jack Russo has been named a Northern California SuperLawyer® for over14 years in row.

Our lawyers have frequently received news media coverage for our successful fights for the intellectual property rights of our clients. We have achieved success for a wide range of computer and other high-tech industry professionals, including Fortune 100 companies, software companies, hardware companies, Internet companies, joint ventures, and solo entrepreneurs looking to start a business for the first time.


* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.