MICHAEL BARCLAY

Retired Partner
Litigation

EXPERIENCE:

Michael Barclay retired as a partner from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2010.

After joining the firm in 1993, Michael specialized in the fields of patent and intellectual property litigation, with a particular focus on electronics-related areas. He has litigated patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark cases in a wide variety of fields, including semiconductors, computer software, graphics, disk drives, cable TV descramblers, ink jet printers, photocopier sorters, and "bootleg" records. Among other cases, he worked on the successful First Circuit and Supreme Court appeal in Lotus v. Borland. Beyond litigation, he provided clients with pre-litigation counseling and opinions in intellectual property matters.

Among other activities, he served for five years as a judge pro tem in the small claims division of the Los Angeles Municipal Court and, before entering the legal field, was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft and Intel Corporation. He presently serves as an ENE evaluator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1979
    Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
  • B.A., Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
    Graduated with Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • "Playing by the Rules," The Daily Journal, April 11, 2008
ADMISSIONS:
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Contact Information

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone | 650-853-1711
Fax | 650-493-6811
mbarclay@yahoo.com


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