From my call for law professors who actually appear in trial courts, one commentator “nominated” Mark A. Lemley, a professor at Stanford. Even the most cursory examination of his law school bio and Curriculum Vitae shows why Lemley stands out.
Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and the Director of Stanford’s LLM 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 142 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. He clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Outside of his teaching duties, Professor Lemley is a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP. He litigates and counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and internet law. His clients have included Comcast, Genentech, DISH Network, Google, Grokster, Guidewire, Hummer Winblad, NetFlix, and the University of Colorado Foundation. He has litigated in over 90 cases in his more than two decades as lawyer. He was recognized as one of the top 50 litigators in the country under 45 by the American Lawyer (2007).
Proving that a law professor can be a distinguished scholar and a distinguised trial lawyer, Mark A. Lemley is remarkable. Stanford law students are lucky to have such a “dual threat.”