A partner in Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, Sarah Brooks focuses her practice on intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation. The proactive and creative counsel she provides in these complex areas has been recognized in many legal publications. She has prevailed in numerous cases in federal court, and in 2014 she obtained a willful patent infringement jury verdict for a client in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Among her recent high stakes matters was her work successfully defending Target Corporation against a patent infringement lawsuit filed by competitor Funrise in the Central District of California. The Plaintiff also filed a TRO against Target, which was denied. The Plaintiff then filed three additional lawsuits against additional competitors Vons, Albertsons, and Big Lots. The patent and product at issue covered a bubble machine. Brooks obtained a successful settlement for all three retailers.