Bar Admissions

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


  • 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
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Sarah S. Brooks


Sarah Brooks is a partner in Venable's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles office, where she focuses on litigating intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, and copyright litigation. She counsels a broad range of large and small technology companies, including consumer product, wireless technology, mechanical device, computer science, biotech, medical device, and toy and sporting companies.

She achieves positive outcomes for clients in court with dispositive motions, motions in limine, and Markman hearings. Sarah has also successfully tried cases in federal court, and obtained a willful infringement jury verdict for a client in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sarah has served on the board of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) for the last five years and is the current vice president of the LAIPLA. Sarah is also a pro bono volunteer with Public Counsel in children's rights and guardianship cases.

Significant Matters

  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of Marvel Medical and NeuroVasc Technologies regarding a breach of contract suit. The 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 both 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.
  • Successfully defended Uniform Industrial Corporation in a patent infringement action against patent troll Encoditech. Obtained a voluntary dismissal of that action.
  • Obtained a full defense win in a patent infringement case against The Coleman Company.
  • Obtained a final judgement of non-infringement on behalf of Sport Dimension, Inc. dba Body Glove, on March 18, 2015.
  • Obtained a permanent injunction for Sea Doo Sea Scooter manufacturer.
  • 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.
  • Obtained a jury verdict of willful patent infringement and willful copyright infringement in November 2014 for client Hydrodynamic Industrial Co. Ltd. against Green Max Distributors in the Central District of California.