Sean Flaherty is Senior Counsel with the Intellectual Property, Business Transactions, and Sports, Media and Entertainment Practice groups in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees.
Mr. Flaherty’s intellectual property practice focuses on both litigation and prosecution. As a licensed patent attorney, he counsels clients through all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution. Mr. Flaherty assists clients in building and maintaining their intellectual property portfolios. He works closely with clients to develop real-world strategies aimed at maximizing the value of their IP, whether through acquisition, licensing, or enforcement.
Mr. Flaherty also represents clients in all phases of litigation. He has experience handling patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. Mr. Flaherty has successfully pursued and defended actions in both federal and state courts.
Mr. Flaherty counsels clients through business events, including manufacturing, distribution, and licensing transactions. His industry experience includes internet marketing, apparel manufacturing, sporting equipment, action sports, auto racing, and medical devices. Mr. Flaherty has negotiated, structured, and formalized branding collaborations, strategic alliances, and technology licenses.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Flaherty was an associate at a boutique business and intellectual property firm in North San Diego County.
United States District Court, Central and Southern District of California
United States Patent and Trademark Office
San Diego County Bar Association
California Bar, Intellectual Property Section
Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
Irish American Bar Association
San Diego Yacht Club
Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club