Maura Rees is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which she joined in 1997. Her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, and has included cases involving copyright infringement and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, patent infringement, license disputes, unfair competition law, consumer class actions, and antitrust. Her patent experience includes handling infringement lawsuits involving such diverse technologies as graphics processors, data communications systems, and Web server software.

  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • InterDigital, Inc.
  • Netflix
  • Rambus
  • SanDisk
  • VIA Technologies, Inc.
  • YouTube
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1997
    Member, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and Yale Law Journal
  • Fulbright Exchange Scholarship for postgraduate study in French, Université de Genève, Switzerland, 1994
  • B.A., English, Swarthmore College, 1993
    With Honors
  • Recognized in the 2012, 2013, and 2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Named to the 2009 and 2010 editions of the "Rising Stars" list published by Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Contributing Author, Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2012
  • Contributing Author, California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Treatise, 2010
  • Speaker, "Litigating Patents Effectively," Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology Paul Brest Hall, Stanford, Palo Alto, California, September 7, 2018
  • Panelist, "ADR for FRAND Disputes," WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Workshop, Palo Alto, California, November 13, 2015
  • Panelist, "A Two-Way Street: Complying With, And Benefitting From, Intellectual Property Right Commitments To A Standards Organization," The 15th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation: Improving the Efficiency of Handling Patent Litigation, Reston, Virginia, October 19, 2015
  • Presenter, "Managing Your Employees' New Media Activity," Knowledge Congress webinar, April 2, 2012
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • General Bar, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court