Stanley M. Gibson Esq.

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Gibson, Stanley M.

Stan Gibson is a Partner and Chairman of the Patent Litigation Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM). Mr. Gibson is an experienced trial lawyer, who has focused on high-stakes cases involving complicated technology and bet-the-company cases in the entertainment industry. He is the Chairman of JMBM's Patent Litigation Group and the publisher of the Patent Lawyer Blog.

Mr. Gibson obtained a $16.7 million arbitration award after a six-month arbitration that involved the engineering and design of direct broadcast satellites and satellite launch vehicles. He also tried to a juryIntraspace v. Lockheed Martin/Loral in San Jose and obtained a $8.5 million verdict for our client. He went on to handle complex cases involving technology in the fields of computerized telescopes, automotive design, Internet search engines, exercise equipment and medical devices, among others.

Mr. Gibson was one of the principal trial lawyers in Medtronic v. Michelson, in which his client Dr. Gary Michelson won $570 million after a multi-month jury trial in Memphis, Tennessee. The case was resolved as part of a $1.35 billion dollar acquisition of the Michelson patent portfolio, which the Los Angeles Times reported as the largest acquisition of patents in history.

Mr. Gibson earned a B.A. form the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. and J.D. from Duke University.

He is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 86, Records Retention for Enterprise Knowledge Management.  This portfolio volume explains how and why businesses should create, review, and/or update their records retention plans to comply with the needs for proper records management and regulatory requirements in today's world of electronic data.  It also discusses the reasons for records retention and how to implement a records retention plan, including doing so in the electronic age under the electronic discovery-related amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In addition, the portfolio examines how and when to implement litigation holds and the sanctions that could apply for spoliation. The portfolio also takes into consideration security and privacy issues under acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).