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 and clean technology industries.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Maya was an associate in the intellectual property litigation practice at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP (now DLA Piper) in Palo Alto. While at UC Berkeley, Maya participated in research in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Professor Randy Scheckman in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, where she studied Golgi protein transport in yeast cells. She also participated in research in the laboratory of Professor Sung-Hou Kim in the Department of Chemistry, where she studied various zinc-finger domains. After completing her B.A., Maya was a researcher at Genentech, where she helped clone and characterize APO2 ligand, a player in apoptosis signaling.

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
  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 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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