Mark Leonard and I started Davis & Leonard LLP in January 2003 with the goal of providing first-rate representation in the areas of intellectual property and e-commerce to individuals and businesses of all kinds in the greater Sacramento area, with a focus on individuals and small businesses who needed excellent legal services. Since then, our practice has remained true to our original focus, and we continue to serve a broad range of clients in these areas.
Our practice areas include: trademark and copyright registration and licensing; trademark application and registration matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; e-commerce transactions and disputes (e.g., web site terms and conditions, privacy policies, and "cyber squatting"); intellectual property litigation; and art law. Among our many clients are high technology businesses, visual artists and musicians, entrepreneurs, agri-businesses, international film production companies, retail food stores, software engineers and developers, internet service providers, inventors, graphic designers, physicians and medical groups, business consultants, flea markets and many others.
1) Trade Secret Misappropriation case on behalf of ophthalmic equipment manufacturer against former employees.
2) Copyright Infringement suit on behalf of decorative fountain maker against national manufacturer of home products.
8880 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento CA 95826
Depends on the complexity of the matter and length of the consultation. I will usually offer a brief initial consultation at a reduced charge.
We do not have standard fixed price rates for our services. Depending on the subject matter of the representations, we may negotiate fixed prices for services with our clients.
$260 per hour; my partner's rate is $190 per hour. Which of us performs the majority of work on a client's matter, depends on our respective work loads and the particular subject matter of the representation.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after Hours: On an as-needed basis, depending on the client's circumstances.
The areas of intellectual property and electronic commerce are quickly changing and intellectually fascinating, and I knew they would always be interesting.
We encourage clients to familiarize themselves with the legal issues involved in any transaction or dispute in which the client is involved. A client who is educated on legal issues can make more informed decisions and helps us to provide more efficient, effective representation.
I am always willing to review documents that clients have prepared.
At the client's request, I will provide assistance and advice to clients who want to represent themselves, and I will advise them on the risks and benefits of doing so.
2003 to present, Partner, Davis & Leonard LLP
1998-2002, Sole Practitioner, Law Offices of Stephen L. Davis
1995-1997, Associate Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Sacramento)
1994-1995, Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
1990-1994, Associate Attorney, O'Melveny & Myers (Los Angeles)
By far, the greatest experience is actually working with clients on a daily basis and trying to find the best way possible to help them meet their needs without undue time, headache or expense.
Strength -- ability to communicate in a straightforward and respectful manner with my clients about their issues and problems.
Expertise -- Both my partner and I have an unusual level of expertise and experience in our fields of practice in the greater Sacramento area.
Backpacking and the outdoors, history, literature, exercise, gardening, family.
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