T: +1 (415) 362-6666
Mark is a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP. He litigates and counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and Internet law. He has argued 26 Federal appellate cases and numerous district court cases as well as before the California Supreme Court, and represented clients including Genentech, Google, Grokster, Guidewire, Netflix, and the University of Colorado Foundation in over 100 cases in his more than two decades as a lawyer.
Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and Internet law, patent law, and antitrust. He is the author of seven books (most in multiple editions) and 167 articles on these and related subjects. His works have been cited over 250 times by courts, including thirteen United States Supreme Court opinions, and over 14,000 times in books and law review articles, making him one of the five most-cited legal scholars in the world. He has taught intellectual property law to federal and state judges at numerous Federal Judicial Center and ABA programs, has testified seven times before Congress and numerous times before the California legislature, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission on patent, trade secret, antitrust and constitutional law matters, and has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the federal circuit courts of appeals. Mark is the founder and a board member of Lex Machina, Inc., a startup company providing data and analytics around IP disputes to law firms, companies, courts, and policy-makers.
Mark has been named California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year twice (in 2005 and 2015), Best Lawyers’ San Francisco IP Lawyer of the Year, and a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum. In 2009 he received the California State Bar’s inaugural IP Vanguard award. In 2002 he was chosen Boalt’s Young Alumnus of the Year. He has been recognized as one of the top 50 litigators in the country under 45 by the American Lawyer, one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the nation by the National Law Journal, one of the 10 most admired attorneys in IP by IP360, one of the 25 most influential people in IP by the American Lawyer, one of the top intellectual property lawyers in California and one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, among other honors. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- A.B., Stanford University, Political Science, 1988
- J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Last updated October 2018