Steve W. Berman, Managing Partner
Steve Berman co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 and is the firm’s managing partner. He represents consumers, investors and employees in large, complex litigation held in state and federal courts. Berman’s trial experience has earned him significant recognition and led The National Law Journal to name him one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in the nation, and to repeatedly name Hagens Berman one of the top 10 plaintiffs’ firms in the country. Berman was inspired to build a firm that vociferously fought for the rights of those unable to fight for themselves. His innovative approach, tenacious conviction and impeccable track record have earned him an excellent reputation and numerous historic legal victories. He is considered one of the nation’s most successful plaintiffs attorneys. more »
Mark S. Carlson, Of Counsel
Mr. Carlson has worked in intellectual property since 1987, handling a full range of intellectual property litigation focused primarily on patent infringement disputes. He is an active member of the legal community frequently making presentations to legal forums and industry groups on intellectual property law.Currently, he represents FlatWorld Interactives in patent infringement litigation against Apple, Samsung and LG involving touch screen gesture recognition technology in the iOS and Android operating systems, Thought Inc. against Oracle involving software application data persistence technology, and the University of Utah in patent infringement litigation regarding RNA interference therapies for genetic diseases.
His notable cases also include University of Utah v. Max Planck Institute, et al., Airbiquity v. AT&T, et al.,Timeline v. Microsoft; v. Oracle; v. Sagent and The Nautilus Group v. Icon Health and Fitness. Mr. Carlson has twice litigated on behalf of The Nautilus Group in patent, trademark, false advertising and unfair competition cases involving the BowFlex exercise machine and other exercise equipment and also represented the owner of tradedress rights to the Stanley Classic vacuum bottle in trade dress litigation against Thermos. more »
Barbara Mahoney, Partner
Barbara Mahoney is a partner at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where she litigates intellectual property cases, as well as civil RICO, consumer rights and state False Claims litigation and focuses primarily on national class actions and patent litigation. Ms. Mahoney is involved in the firm's case against the University of Massachusetts, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The firm represents the University of Utah in a lawsuit alleging that Dr. Brenda Bass, a University of Utah researcher, discovered the central features of a set of patents that offer the hope for curing many diseases, but was not given credit for the discovery. more »