“It’s all about perspective. Seeing an issue from different points of view is the key to allowing the winning arguments to stand out.”

Kayla’s practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial litigation. She brings a global perspective to her practice with demonstrated international experience allowing her to identify the best possible solutions for clients in various industries.

Kayla is experienced in all stages of patent litigation, from patent analysis to proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, various U.S. district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has also handled intellectual property matters involving trademarks and the right of publicity. Kayla’s antitrust work has involved litigation concerning the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act, with a focus on the intersection of intellectual property rights and competition. Kayla is also experienced in matters regarding breach of contract and in resolving other business disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Kayla was a patent litigation consultant for a public company, served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Presiding Judge Cynthia M. Lee of the San Francisco Superior Court, and worked in civil litigation. During law school, Kayla’s studies focused on the intersection of intellectual property and business, and she received the CALI Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Intellectual Property. She served as the Internal Vice President of both the Hastings Intellectual Property Association and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, competed as a member of the Hastings Moot Court Competition Team, and was part of the Pro Bono Society. Kayla also spent a semester studying International Business Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, where she was involved with the school’s Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy.

Kayla enjoys ballet, yoga, foreign languages, and traveling to different countries.

Select Publications And Speaking Engagements

Co-Author, “‘Public Accessibility’ of ‘Printed Publication’ Prior Art: An Objective Standard,” Intellectual Property Law Section of California Lawyers Association, New Matter, Summer 2018