About Us

I am Derek Simpson and my clients use me to prosecute trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and represent them before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. I also handle copyright infringement matters, construction contracts and disputes, and civil litigation matters.



Practice Areas

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Civil litigation
  • Construction law
  • Commercial law


Recent Representations:


Serves as trademark counsel to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed-martial-arts apparel companies, and clients in the food, entertainment, aerospace, home goods, personal-care and pet products industries.


Represented a ranch owner in San Luis Obispo in a claim against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. involving the destruction of Coast Live Oak trees, resulting in a six-figure settlement.


Defended a cardiovascular-product manufacturer at trial involving an introducer sheath. Plaintiffs alleged the sheath was defective and claimed approximately $1.5 million in damages. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the manufacturer.


Represented a California aerospace company in employment matters, including obtaining workplace violence injunctions and internal investigations.


Represented an insurer in the four-week trial of a bad faith action involving a natural gas explosion and fire. The plaintiff claimed the $11 million policy and punitive damages.


Defended architects and engineers in breach of contract and negligence cases arising from commercial and residential construction projects.


Defended a driver in a trial involving a seven-figure personal-injury claim where the plaintiff underwent cervical spine surgery. The jury awarded no medical damages and the court entered judgment against the plaintiff for over $20,000 in defense costs.