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, trademark law, antitrust and remedies.
He is the author of seven books (most in multiple editions) and 144 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been cited nearly 200 times by courts, including ten United States Supreme Court opinions and almost 13,000 times in books and law review articles, making him one of the five most cited legal scholars of all time. He has published 9 of the 100 most-cited law review articles of the last twenty years, more than any other scholar and a 2012 empirical study named him the most relevant law professor in the country.
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 has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts of appeals.
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 17 federal appellate cases and numerous district court cases as well as in the California Supreme Court, and represented clients including Comcast, Genentech, DISH Network, Google, Grokster, Guidewire, Hummer Winblad, NetFlix, and the University of Colorado Foundation in over 90 cases in his more than two decades as lawyer.
Mark is a founder and board member of Lex Machina, Inc., a startup company providing data and analytics around IP disputes to law firms, companies, courts and policymakers.
He is a member of the American Law Institute. In 2014 he was inducted by Intellectual Asset Management into the IP Hall of Fame, which honors those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century.
Mark clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has practiced law in Silicon Valley with Brown & Bain and with Fish & Richardson and in San Francisco with Keker & Van Nest. Until January 2000, he was the Marrs McLean Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, and until June 2004 he was the Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. In his spare time, Mark enjoys cooking, travel, yoga and feeding his addiction to video games (at this writing, Dragon Age: Inquisition).
BA (with distinction) Stanford University 1988
JD University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) 1991