Michael Barclay

EFF Special Counsel

Michael Barclay specializes in the fields of patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark litigation and client counseling, with a particular focus on electronics-related areas. He formerly was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California. Among other cases, Michael worked on the successful First Circuit and Supreme Court appeals in Lotus v. Borland. Before entering the legal field, Michael was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft and at Intel Corporation. He presently serves as an ENE evaluator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Michael received his J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1979, and A.B. (Physics) and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Since joining EFF in 2010, Michael has worked on amicus briefs in many important copyright and patent cases. Examples include: Viacom v. YouTube, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, Brownmark Films v. Comedy Partners, UMG v. Veoh (Shelter Capital), and Authors Guild v. Google.

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