Cale Tolbert

Associate, Silicon Valley



Cale Tolbert is an associate in the Technology Transactions Practice of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Cale specializes in transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, representing companies in a variety of industries, including semiconductors and software. Cale also has experience in intellectual property litigation, having litigated patent and trademark infringement cases.

Prior to joining White & Case, Cale worked as an electrical engineer at W.L. Gore & Associates, in the medical products machine design group, and at SouthWest WindPower, specializing in control systems. During law school, he externed in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila and interned with in-house counsel at eBay Inc.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Santa Clara University School of Law
Northern Arizona University
Electrical Engineering
Northern Arizona University


Representation of Intel Corporation in acquisition of a fabless semiconductor company offering highly customizable application-specific integrated circuits.

Representation of Facebook in connection with licensing matters related to various products, content, and technologies.

Other Transactions
Representation of clients in domestic and cross-border transactions in a variety of sectors, such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, social media, mobile gaming applications, and banking.

IP Litigation
Representation of various companies accused of IP infringement, such as Google, YouTube, GlobalFoundries, and Abiomed, in disputes filed in U.S. District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeals Board covering a variety of technologies, including software, semiconductors, and medical devices.