Graham (Gray) M. Buccigross

Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


For two decades clients have relied on Gray Buccigross to litigate intellectual property and high technology contractual disputes.

Patent Litigation

With training in both engineering and the life sciences, Gray has litigated a diverse array of patented technology. He has focused heavily on high technology, especially telecommunications (including standards essential patents), semiconductors, light emitting diodes, and computer hardware and software. In addition to district court litigations, Gray represents clients before the US International Trade Commission and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Contractual Disputes

Gray frequently represents clients in contractual disputes involving high technology, including disputes over intellectual property licenses, indemnification, and technology usage. He regularly helps clients resolve such disputes through arbitrations, both domestic and international.

Copyright and Trade Secrets Litigation

Gray has litigated numerous copyright cases, such as for musical works and apparel, and trade secrets cases.

Taking a keen interest in helping others, Gray serves as the Northern California offices’ pro bono coordinator, on an advisory committee for the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, and has represented pro bono clients in asylum, civil rights, and resentencing cases.


  • Representing Pantech Corp. in a series of patent infringement cases as part of global licensing and
    enforcement efforts for a large portfolio of telecommunications patents, including standards essential
    patents. (Various jurisdictions)
  • Represented a CPU manufacturer in a two-week UNCITRAL arbitration hearing before the Hong Kong
    International Arbitration Center, relating to a license for microprocessor technology. The tribunal found in
    client’s favor.
  • Represented an LED company in a five-day arbitration hearing before the International Chamber of
    Commerce in a patent cross-license dispute. The tribunal found in client’s favor.
  • Trial counsel in three-day bench trial asserting patent unenforceability due to inequitable conduct in filing
    petition to revive patent. Case settled weeks after trial. (D. Del.)
  • Represented cell phone maker HTC in patent litigation relating to multimedia message service (MMS)
    technology. After a four-day bench trial, the court held the patents unenforceable due to inequitable
    conduct. The decision was affirmed on appeal to the Federal Circuit. Subsequently obtained award of $4.1
    million for attorneys’ fees and costs against both the plaintiff and its attorneys. (N.D. Ill.)



  • San Diego Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property
  • Southern California Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center La Mancha Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Law Firm Pro Bono Attorney of the Year


  • University of California, San Diego, BS, summa cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude


  • California


  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US Patent and Trademark Office