Drew Koning



2210 Encinitas Blvd. Suite S Encinitas, CA 92024



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Drew Koning has over a decade of experience at top international law firms counseling some of the world’s largest technology companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Drew worked as an engineer in New York and London developing software for government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.

"It is this technical background that helps me fully understand my client's needs and help identify issues early so as to provide consistent and positive results."

Drew has represented a varied portfolio of clients in all phases of intellectual property litigation and related commercial litigation, from pre-filing diligence through trial before numerous federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Drew represents both large and small companies across a wide range of varied technologies, including telecommunications, integrated circuits, codecs, firmware, social media, gaming, IT management and security software, SaaS, mobile payment, navigation software and hardware, consumer goods, and medical devices.

Drew also advises clients on patent licensing and commercial transaction matters. 

Drew was voted Super Lawyer - Rising Star and has a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent reflecting the highest ethical standards and legal ability from 2015 through to the present. 

Drew also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable William G. Bassler of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Prior to co-founding Koning Zollar LLP, Drew was an attorney at Cooley LLP in San Diego and Ropes & Gray LLP in New York and Silicon Valley.


  • Fordham Law School - 2008 Juris Doctor

  • Sheffield University (UK) – 1998 B.S. Physics & Astrophysics



  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2018-2019)

  • Pro Bono Publico Award (2018)

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent (2015-2019)

  • San Diego Magazine, Top Lawyers (2015-2019)

  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services (2016-2019)

Representative matters* (Clients in bold)

  • Dolby, Inc. v. Intertrust Tech. Corp. (Northern District of California)

  • Corephotonics LTD v. Apple Inc. (Northern District of California)

  • Blackberry LTD v. Facebook Inc. (Central District of California)

  • X-Mobile Tech LLC v. Amazon.com Inc. (Eastern District of Texas)

  • Saint Lawrence Comms. LLC v. Motorola Mobility (Eastern District of Texas)

  • Phoenix Tech. v. VMware (Northern District of California)

  • Iris Connex LLC v. Apple Inc. & Microsoft Corp. (Eastern District of Texas)

  • Footbalance System v. Zero Gravity Inside Inc. (Southern District of California, Patent Trial & Appeal Board)

  • Xilidev Inc. v. Danal, Inc. & Boku, Inc. (Southern District of California, Patent Trial & Appeal Board)

  • Joseph A. Smith v. Space Exploration Tech. Corp. (Superior Court of California)

  • Fourte Design & Dev. LLC v. Innolight Tech. Corp. (Southern District of California)

  • Open Text S.A. v. Box, Inc. (Northern District of California)

  • In re Wireless Consumer Electronics (HTC) (International Trade Commission)

  • JPT, LLC v. Google Inc. (Northern District of California, Patent Trial & Appeal Board)

  • Luxe Link LLC v. Provide Commerce Inc. (Northern District of California)

  • HSM Portfolio LLC v. Qualcomm Inc. (District of Delaware)

  • BMC Software, Inc. v. ServiceNow Inc. (Eastern District of Texas)

  • Novatel Wireless v. Franklin Wireless (Qualcomm) (Southern District of California)

  • Rembrandt Social Media, LP v. Facebook Inc. (Eastern District of Virginia)

  • Vederi LLC v. Google Inc. (Central District of California)

  • In re. Gaming and Entertainment Consoles (Motorola) (International Trade Commission)

  • Gametek LLC v. Backflip Studios Inc. & The Playforge Inc. (Southern District of California)

  • Roche Diagnostics v. Nova Biomedical Corp. (District of Delaware)

* (includes work done at prior law firms) 

speaking ENGAGEMENTS / publications

  • Panelist on Intellectual Property & Patents, IEEE Smart Tech San Diego Conference (August, 2017).

  • Intervening Wrong: A divided Federal Circuit guts the ‘intervening rights' doctrine, The Recorder (June, 2012).

  • Protecting Your Ideas: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights, Silicon Valley Engineering Council Journal (2011).

  • Trying to Understand Software: Why Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp. Was Mistakenly Decided, Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. (2008) (reprint, Patent Law Review, 425-48 (West 2009)).

  • Taxongrab: Extracting Taxonomic Names from Text, Biodiversity Informatics (2005) (with Dr. Indra N. Sarkar & Thomas Moritz).

  • A Review of Formatting Style in the American Museum Novitates, AMNH Informatics (2005).

  • A Scalable, Modular Framework for Publishing Museum Educational Materials, In D. Bearman & J. Trant (Eds.) Museums and the Web 2004 (2004) (with Dr. Ro Kinzler et al.).

  • Technology & Music Column, Juice Magazine (Tokyo-based culture magazine) (2000-2003).


BARS / COURT ADMIssIONS / Memberships

  • New York

  • California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Southern District of New York

  • Northern District of California

  • Southern District of California

  • Central District of California

  • Eastern District of Texas

  • American Bar Association

  • American Inns of Court

  • San Diego IP Association

  • ProVisors