Pamela K. Fulmer
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2016 and 2017, Trademark Law
Winner 2015 Clients Choice Award in the Intellectual Property: Trademarks category for California
Recognized in the 2013 - 2017 editions of “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine
Recognized in 2013 - 2016 as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine
Recognized in 2017 and 2018 as one of the "Top 250 Women in IP in the World" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine
Listed as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1991 (Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Thurston Society)
Miami University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1985 (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science With Honors)
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Northern District of California
Eastern District of California
Central District of California
Southern District of California
Pam Fulmer has substantial experience litigating all types of intellectual property and commercial disputes. Her cases have included patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement, as well as privacy related lawsuits. Pam also has experience in lawsuits involving the Lanham Act and false advertising, unfair competition, trade libel, licensing, and other complex litigation. She advises her clients on the risks and benefits of post grant review proceedings, and how these proceedings can be used to favorably resolve patent litigation. In addition to her intellectual property practice, Pam has deep experience representing technology and other clients in high-stakes commercial litigation. This litigation has included breach of contract cases as well as lawsuits raising claims of misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and other business torts.
In addition to her litigation practice, Pam has a great deal of experience defending audits by software companies including Oracle Corporation, and has dealt with various issues involving Oracle software such as VMware virtualization, as well as hosting and related alleged areas of under-licensing. She has worked with her clients to develop strategies to mitigate these positions and to push back successfully on the audit findings.
Pam has been a partner at some of the largest and most prestigious international law firms in the world including Jones Day, DLA Piper and Dentons. Her practice has been a mix of intellectual property and commercial cases, with a focus on practical and cost effective solutions to her clients' problems. Pam's clients are located all over the United States and her practice is national in scope, litigating cases across the United States. She co-founded Fulmer Ware LLP in 2016 after 24 years of big law firm practice.
Pam has deep connections to other lawyers and law firms in the Bay Area. If Pam does not have the expertise to handle your matter, she can make a referral to the right attorney. Fulmer Ware LLP also acts for its clients as an Outside General Counsel, managing other law firms to ensure efficiency, results and quality legal service.
Pam has represented clients in courts and arbitral forums across the country. Her cases have included technologies involving e-commerce and the Internet, cellular communications, streaming media, ad serving, email messaging and security, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, water filtration technology, biotechnology, sports and consumer products. She is adept at developing cost-effective strategies to successfully resolve litigation on behalf of her clients.
A trusted advisor to technology, consumer products and other companies, Pam works hard to understand her clients’ business in order to deliver the very best legal advice.
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Honors and Professional Awards
Life Beyond the Law
In her spare time, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, reading, genealogy research, digital photography, day trips around the Bay Area, writing historical novels, and playing with her four Havanese dogs.