Gia Cincone focuses her practice on commercial and appellate litigation.  Ms. Cincone has extensive experience in federal and state appellate courts, with particular emphasis on issues of trademark and patent law in the Federal and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.  She has also represented amici curiae such as the American Bar Association, the American Cancer Society, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in appellate matters across the country involving significant questions of constitutional law and public policy.  Her commercial practice emphasizes intellectual property, including trademark counseling and litigation, brand protection, and patent and copyright matters. Her clients cover a wide range from small scale to large corporations, as well as a variety of different industries including apparel and consumer products.  She is the recipient of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Criminal Justice Pro Bono Award for 2013.


  • Stanford University, J.D. (1987)
    Order of the Coif, Stanford Law Review
  • Yale University, B.A. (1980)
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California (1989)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — Honorable Stephen Reinhardt

Who We Are

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San Francisco, CA, 94111
t +1 415.273.7546
f +1 415.723.7173

Gia L. Cincone

Experience Highlights

McDermott v. San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent

Represented appellee San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent in successful effort to affirm the holding of the Trademark Trial and Appeal more

Akamai Technologies Inc. et al v. Limelight Networks Inc.
Representing amicus curiae The Financial Services Roundtable in pending appeal involving the proper standard for direct patent infringement more
Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc., et al. 
Represented Watson in pending ANDA litigation of generic version of SEASONIQUE®. Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., more
Clean Heat LLC v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represented a green technology company in licensing dispute and prosecuted cross-claim for breach of warranty and fraud. Clean Heat LLC v. more