IP Counseling & Patents
Intellectual Property
Energy Innovation & Clean Technology
Life Sciences


Maya Skubatch is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on patents and innovations counseling. Her practice covers patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, investor- and company-side due diligence, and license agreements for clients in the life sciences, medical device, and clean fuel industries.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Maya was an associate in the intellectual property litigation practice at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP in Palo Alto. After completing her B.A., Maya was a research assistant at Genentech, where she helped clone and characterize novel genes associated with apoptosis.

In addition to English, Maya is fluent in Hebrew.

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
    Intern, Affymetrix, Inc.; Extern in the chambers of the Honorable Judge Susan Illston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
    Conducted research in the laboratories of Howard Hughes Professor Randy Scheckman and Professor Sung-Ho Kim
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Co-author, "A Novel Receptor for APO2L/Trail Contains a Truncated Death Domain," Current Biology, December 1, 1997
  • Co-author, "TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis by a Family of Signaling and Decoy Receptors," Science 277, August 8, 1997
  • Co-author, "Herpevirus Entry Mediator: A Member of the Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor (TNFR) Family Interacts with Members of the Factors NF-kB and Adverse Possession," Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 296, May 30, 1997
  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • District Court for the Central District of California
  • District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • District Court for the Northern District of California
  • District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-849-3330
Fax | 650-493-6811

Email | Maya

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