Sarah S. Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Sheldon Brooks has extensive experience serving as lead counsel in patent and trademark litigation in bench and jury trials in U.S. District Court. Sarah is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, she represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review proceedings and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Sarah counsels large and small technology companies, including consumer product, wireless technology, mechanical device, computer science, biotech, medical device, toy, and sporting goods companies on brand protection, trademark, and patent rights. She also serves as hiring partner for Venable's Los Angeles office.


Representative Matters

  • On behalf of the Marshall Tucker Band, successfully cancelled trademarks filed by the Band’s former manager who claimed ownership of the group’s name and logo in order to secure trademarks used in merchandising and licensing transactions
  • Secured a consent judgment of patent infringement and permanent injunction on behalf of client Seatriever International Holdings and Illoom Balloon, pioneers in the field of illuminating party balloons
  • Obtained a willful infringement jury verdict for a client in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of Marvel Medical and NeuroVasc Technologies, regarding a breach of contract lawsuit; settlement was reached six months prior to trial
  • Obtained a favorable settlement after filing a patent infringement and trade dress infringement lawsuit on behalf of Wham-O against a company infringing Wham-O's registered trade dress and patented process for manufacturing products
  • Obtained a stipulated judgement on behalf of Wham-O after filing a trademark infringement and breach of contract action against a former Wham-O business partner
  • Defended the Uniform Industrial Corporation in a patent infringement action against patent troll Encoditech; obtained a voluntary dismissal of that action
  • Obtained a final judgement of non-infringement on behalf of Sport Dimension, Inc. dba Body Glove
  • Obtained a permanent injunction for Sea Doo Sea manufacturer, Hydrodynamic Industrial Co. Ltd., in a patent infringement case
  • Obtained a jury verdict of willful patent infringement and willful copyright infringement for Hydrodynamic Industrial Co. Ltd. against Green Max Distributors in the Central District of California




  • J.D. magna cum laude Tulane University Law School 2005
    • Senior Associate Editor, Tulane Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S. Biology Tufts University 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Past president and board member, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Women of Influence: Attorneys, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 – 2022
  • Daily Journal, Top Intellectual Property Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers
    • Southern California, 2017 – 2021
    • Rising Star, Southern California, 2013 – 2016


Pro Bono

  • Volunteer, Public Counsel, in children's rights and guardianship matters