FORA.tv Speaker - Michael A. Jacobs
Michael A. Jacobs has concentrated his practice on litigation of high-technology and intellectual property matters. Representing a broad array of clients, his work in several landmark cases has helped to shape the laws governing emerging technologies. He has litigated a wide range of patent, contract, and trade secret disputes in the information technology and life sciences field. He has also handled numerous high-profile arbitrations, several of which involved the interplay between arbitration and court proceedings.
Mr. Jacobs is co-author, with Professor Donald Chisum, of World Intellectual Property Guidebook, United States, published in 1992 by Matthew Bender & Company, New York. Prior to the start of his legal career, Mr. Jacobs held assignments with the United States Foreign Service in Kingston, Jamaica, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jacobs joined Morrison & Foerster in 1983 and is a partner in its San Francisco office. He served as co-head of the firmâ€™s intellectual property practice since its founding in 1990 until February 2003. He also served as the firmâ€™s Managing Partner for Operations from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Jacobs was identified as a top 100 "Super Lawyer" by Northern California Super Lawyers and as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers & Partners . He was also highly recommended by the 2006 PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook in Intellectual Property law. PLC notes Mr. Jacobs as "a highly rated contentious specialist." In addition, Mr. Jacobs is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2007) as a leader in the field of Intellectual Property law.
04.27.06 | 01:14:27 min
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