50 Under 45
Professor Mark Lemley is listed among the top 50 Intellectual Property lawyers under 45 by IP Law & Business.
Mark Lemley, 41
Professor, Stanford Law School, Counsel, Keker & Van Nest
In the publish-or-perish world of legal scholarship, Mark Lemley should be good through the next century. This IP professor at Stanford Law School has written eight books (including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust) and nearly 90 scholarly articles. He is a fierce advocate for patent reform and has also made his mark by arguing that buying a competitor's brand as a keyword for an Internet search does not involve using that brand as a trademark. As counsel at San Francisco's Keker & Van Nest, he has taken on matters for biotech giant Genentech, Inc., as well as Google, Intel, and other high tech clients, arguing two U.S. Supreme Court cases and three Federal Circuit cases in the last two years alone.