Omer Salik

Omer Salik is a Partner at Carter Arnett in the firm’s patent litigation group. Omer, a registered patent attorney with an electrical engineering background, has over twenty years of experience in high stakes litigation ranging from intellectual property matters, securities and derivative suits, consumer class actions and commercial disputes. Omer began his career as an attorney with the law firms of Jones Day and Hennigan Bennett and Dorman (now McKool Smith) where his practice focused on patent litigation in a wide range of technologies, including LEDs, signal processing, software, chipsets and processors.

Omer then became in-house counsel for Activision Blizzard, Inc., one of the world’s most successful videogame companies, becoming its Global Head of Litigation and Intellectual Property. In that role, Omer oversaw the company’s global IP portfolio, including patent, trademark and copyright filings, patent acquisitions and IP clearance and licensing transactions. Omer also managed all aspects of the company’s litigation docket in a variety of jurisdictions and subject matters, driving successful outcomes in a multitude of high-profile matters. Omer has deep experience managing every stage of global litigation matters from strategic evaluation to trial, with many noteworthy results, including multiple summary judgment wins in complex patent and trademark litigations, dismissals in shareholder class actions, derivative suits and First Amendment issues and a trial win in a copyright matter in the Eastern District of Texas.

By serving as both in-house counsel for over a decade and outside counsel, Omer brings a unique perspective and ability to deliver value and achieve clients’ strategic objectives.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Named inventor on 9 U.S. patent applications (3 issued, 6 pending)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders In Law Nominee (2021)

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • Mentor: SXSW 2022
  • Various pro bono cases for Public Counsel

Published Works & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker: LAIPLA Techntainment Conference, Nov. 4, 2021, “Hot Button Issues in the Video Gaming Industry”
  • Speaker: KnowIt Conference, May 12, 2020, “C&D’s in the Digital Age – An Art, Not a Science”
  • Speaker: AIPLA, Jan. 26, 2018, “The Legacy of the Supreme Court: Is Anyone Listening?”
  • Speaker: Bench & Bar Conference, Jun. 26, 2015, “Patent Litigation and Administrative Practice”
  • Speaker: SXSW, Mar. 16, 2015, “Navigating Patent Troll and Competitor Litigation”
  • Speaker: Association of Corporate Counsel, Oct. 31, 2014, “Can Lawyers Be Good Managers?”
  • Speaker: Video Game Bar Association, May 19, 2014, “Copyright and Intellectual Property Panel”
  • Article: “An Important Win for Video Games in Design Patent Case,”, May 14, 2014

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright & Trademark Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • First Amendment & Media Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Derivative Litigation


University of Minnesota Law School, JD
(2002), cum laude

University of Arizona,
B.S. Electrical Engineering (1999)


  • California
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office