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Trevor V. Stockinger


Mr. Stockinger is a Founding Partner at KBS. Prior to founding KBS, Mr. Stockinger was a Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Group at Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax, a patent and antitrust boutique. Mr. Stockinger practiced for many years at the leading litigation firm, Irell & Manella LLP handling antitrust cases, among others. Mr. Stockinger has trial experience and has litigated cases concerning alleged exclusive dealing involving software for the design and operation of electrical power grids, group boycotts in a semiconductor packaging technology market, refusals to deal in an HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical market, and monopolization in a microprocessor architecture market. Mr. Stockinger has further advised clients concerning antitrust issues relating to the acquisition of intellectual property. He also regularly counsels clients concerning minimum advertised pricing policies, including those applying to internet sales. In addition, Mr. Stockinger has experience litigating other complex business disputes, including trademark infringement and copyright infringement.

Mr. Stockinger has lectured at Loyola Law School's Antitrust course and has served as an adjunct professor teaching students participating in the Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court, the Vis Moot International Arbitration, and other moot competitions. Mr. Stockinger is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust, Unfair Competition Law and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California. Mr. Stockinger also co-authored with David Kesselman the article "Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California's Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance is Actually Good for Businesses and Consumers" published in the journal Competition. He is a contributing editor of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, the leading treatise in California on these subjects, specifically editing the chapter on state antitrust law and intellectual property. Mr. Stockinger has been selected as a "Rising Star" lawyer in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine multiple times.

Before practicing, Mr. Stockinger clerked for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Stockinger earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, where he graduated salutatorian, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was Chief Articles Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was awarded Best Oral Advocate at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Stockinger earned his B.A. in East Asia Studies from Washington & Lee University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Stockinger is conversant in Mandarin, having lived in Beijing for a year. He is Vice President of Live to Love Foundation USA, the U.S. arm of an international consortium providing educational, environmental and humanitarian aid in the Himalayas.


  • Antitrust
  • Unfair Competition
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Trade Secrets
  • Patent Damages
  • Copyright


Power Analytics Corp. v. Operation Technology, Inc. d/b/a ETAP, et al. (D. Del.) - A matter involving antitrust, patent infringement, false advertising and related state law claims filed against our client ETAP (and other defendants) concerning software used in power grids in data centers and nuclear power plants. KBS serves as lead antitrust defense counsel for ETAP.

DotconnectAfricaTrust v. ICANN and ZA Central Registry (C.D. Cal.) - A matter involving the award of the generic top-level domain name, .Africa. Mr. Stockinger represents ZA Central Registry in defense of various business tort claims filed by an African competitor that failed to prevail in the bidding process with ICANN.

Folex Golf Industries, Inc. v. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, et al. (C.D. Cal.) – An international dispute involving business tort and unfair competition claims in which Mr. Stockinger represents defendant O-TA, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of golf equipment.

In re Containerboard Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) - Horizontal price-fixing case in which Ms. Brantly and Mr. Stockinger represent Plaintiff class of direct purchasers of containerboard products. KBS's efforts have contributed to settlements from five defendants for an amount exceeding $367 million.

American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics v. Society of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures (C.D. Cal.) –Mr. Stockinger represented a manufacturer and distributor of permanent cosmetic products in an alleged group boycott action against direct competitors and their trade association.

Alan Darush MD, APC v. Revision, L.P., et al. (C.D. Cal.) - A vertical price-fixing case in which Mr. Stockinger represented a distributor of skin care products against the manufacturer. The Court denied the motion to dismiss filed against our client, issuing one of the first opinions reaffirming California’s application of the per se rule relating to resale price maintenance after the United States Supreme Court opinion in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc.

SmithKline Beecham d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) - A case involving antitrust, contract and North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims brought by GSK, Mr. Stockinger’s client, against Abbott based on Abbott’s massive price hike of a drug used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

TiVo v. AT&T Inc. (E.D. Tex.) - A patent infringement case in which Mr. Stockinger represented TiVo, the developer of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo sued AT&T for infringement of patents covering fundamental DVR technology. Mr. Stockinger led the team concerning damages, including working with experts to create a market analysis relating to lost sales.

Tessera v. Micron Technology, Inc. et al. (E.D. Cal.) - A patent and antitrust matter in which Mr. Stockinger represented Tessera. The case involved group boycott and price fixing claims in the DRAM market, as well as patent infringement claims concerning semiconductor packaging technology. Mr. Stockinger played a significant role handling the antitrust claims.

Intergraph Corporation v. Hewlett-Packard, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – This lawsuit involved Intergraph’s patent infringement claims relating to HP’s microprocessor technology and HP’s antitrust counterclaims asserting that Intergraph engaged in illegal tying arrangements in the market for microprocessors and microprocessor technologies. Mr. Stockinger was primarily involved in representing HP concerning the antitrust counterclaims.


  • California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif - 2002
  • Washington and Lee University
    • B.A. with honors, summa cum laude - 1997


  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2017


  • Co-authored with David Kesselman, "Vertical Price-Fixing: Why California’s Per Se Rule Against Resale Price Maintenance is Actually Good for Businesses and Consumers" in Competition a journal published by the California State Bar Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
  • Contributing Editors of California Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Antitrust and Intellectual Property Chapter.


  • Lecturer, Loyola Law School’s Antitrust course
  • Adjunct Professor, Giles Sutherland Rich Patent Moot Court
  • Adjunct Professor, Vis Moot International Arbitration