- Duke University
- The University of Chicago Law School
Law Clerk to The Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
*Currently on leave of absence
Brooke Taylor is a partner in the firm’s Seattle, Washington office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Recognized as a Powerbroker by Law360, Ms Taylor is proud to have represented clients including T-Mobile USA, Inc., Intellectual Ventures, Zillow Inc., and REI, Inc. Equally comfortable at home and on the road, Ms. Taylor’s cases take her from Seattle to Venezuela, New York, Texas, California, Delaware and many spots in between. Ms. Taylor especially enjoys cases requiring a technical understanding and has handled significant intellectual property disputes. Ms. Taylor’s successful track record is the result of around the clock dedication to her clients’ interests, strategic thinking, and focus on details.
Ms. Taylor has filed multiple amicus briefs in cases pending before the United States Supreme Court, including eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC. Outside the courtroom, Ms. Taylor has also provided legal commentary on CNBC regarding patent issues including eBay and KSR v. Teleflex cases. Click here to watch Ms. Taylor debate the eBay case. Click here to watch Ms. Taylor debate Callaway’s entitlement to a permanent injunction enjoining further infringement of its golf ball patent.
Brooke’s peers selected her for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Patent Litigation (Woodward & White, Ltd.). In 2012-2015, Intellectual Asset Managementmagazine named Ms. Taylor to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Washington Law & Politics (Thomson Reuters) recognized Ms. Taylor as a Rising Star in 2009-2015 and featured her in this article. Ms. Taylor is on the Executive Board and is one of the founding members of Seattle IP American Inn of Court.
Significant Commercial Litigation Matters
June 24, 2015 – Pretrial Practice: Settlement, organized by PLI and presented in San Francisco, California
March 23, 2015 – USC IP Institute, Damages Roundtable
June 26, 2014 – Pretrial Practice: Settlement, organized by PLI and presented in San Francisco, California
July 17, 2012 – Speaking Different Languages: Alternative Fee Arrangements for Law Firms and Legal Departments, a webinar sponsored by LexisNexis and CounselLink
March 13, 2012 – Pricing and Profitability Models, a conference organized by Sandpiper Partners, San Francisco, California
Vasudevan Software, Inc. (VSi) sought advice and guidance in the enforcement of our patent portfolio. We were most fortunate to become clients of Susman Godfrey. Our team was led by Brooke Taylor and we could not have asked for a better lead counsel. The ability of Ms. Taylor to understand the intricacies of software patent claims, especially viewed in light of their enforcement in the marketplace, was nothing short of spectacular. It was a pleasure working with Brooke Taylor; she was a steady hand over the course of the litigation, especially in those fluid situations that often occur in the midst of complex patent litigation. Brooke’s guidance was invaluable, enabling VSi to successfully license our patent portfolio.