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Ian C. Balloon

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips


Ian C. Ballon is a partner in the Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices of Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips, LLP, where he is co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Internet Practice Group. Mr. Ballon focuses his practice on representing technology, media, and entertainment companies in complex copyright, trade secret, Lanham Act, database and Internet law cases in federal and state courts and in licensing and counseling matters. Named one of the top 25 intellectual property lawyers in California in 2003 by The Daily Journal, Mr. Ballon is the author of the widely acclaimed three-volume legal treatise, "E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise With Forms." He is also Executive Director of Stanford University Law School's Center for E-Commerce and is a Council Member (and the Computer Law Division Chair) of the American Bar Association's Section of Science and Technology. Mr. Ballon received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, his J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center, and his LLM (International and Comparative Law) from Georgetown University Law Center.