Portrait of V. Randall Gard

V. Randall Gard
Partner, Gard & Kaslow LLP


Educated as an electrical engineer and computer scientist and having worked in the mainframe computer industry as a programmer and sales rep, Randy became a patent lawyer to strategically assist companies by ensuring a return on investment through protecting their innovations.

Randy's work experience ranges from working in a patent boutique to a national law firm, from a large multinational corporation to a Silicon Valley startup. His experience encompasses all aspects of patents, from writing patent applications to licensing to major litigation.

As a partner at Carr & Ferrell LLP, Randy was co-chairman of the firm's patent group, where he specialized in highly focused strategic intellectual property counseling, planning, and asset management.

Randy’s practice includes the formulation and negotiation of business transactions and licensing strategies, the creation and development of patent portfolios, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and patent analysis and enforcement in both right-to-use and litigation contexts.

Past experience

  • Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLP
  • Associate General Counsel, E-Stamp
  • Of Counsel, Howrey & Simon
  • Senior Patent Counsel, Apple, Inc.
  • Patent Associate Attorney, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
  • Account Executive, Amdahl Corporation


  • Santa Clara University
    J.D., cum laude, Law
    B.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Oxford University, Magdalan College
    Comparative Intellectual Property


  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member and past president, Santa Clara University Law School Alumni Executive Board
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Northern District of California