Hosie Rice, LLP

Independent Attorneys

Hosie Rice, LLP

Hosie Rice LLP is a law firm based in San Francisco, California, but its practice is nationwide. The firm concentrates on complex intellectual property, antitrust, energy and business tort cases. It represents inventors, emerging technology companies, and technology investors, and has one of the most active and highly respected intellectual property and complex commercial litigation dockets of any firm in the United States.

Bob Schuster and Spencer Hosie — the senior partner of Hosie Rice LLP — have been good friends and professional colleagues for many years. Mr. Hosie and his firm are exceptionally qualified and have been notably successful in plaintiff’s intellectual property cases and other complex commercial matters.

  • Mr. Hosie received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of California/Berkley in 1978. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of California/Davis in 1981 where he served as the editor of the UC Davis Law Review and was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif.
  • Following a clerkship with the Honorable Edmond W. Burke, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, Mr. Hosie began his law practice in San Francisco.
  • He has been consistently listed as “Northern California Super Lawyer” for intellectual property and antitrust litigation, has a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent”, and has been profiled by the National Law Journal as one of the ten most successful U.S. Trail Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Some of the firm’s recent cases include:

  • Implicit Networks v. Microsoft Corporation et al: Network processing software technology.
  • BackWeb Technologies Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation et al: Patent infringement involving methods of distributing data over the Internet.
  • Cloakworks, Inc. v. Cloakware, Inc. et al: Computer code obfuscation technology, designed to protect software from reverse engineering and tampering.
  • PrivaSys, Inc. v. Mastercard et al: Credit card security technology.
  • Burst.com, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation: Antitrust involving video streaming technology.
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