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Keker IP Team Starts New Firm, Targets Silicon Valley

Publication Date: 
February 03, 2009
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Keith Bowers

Professor Mark A. Lemley is quoted in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal in an article regarding his decision to start a new IP law firm, Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP with several other lawyers:

“It’s probably a crazy time to start a business,” Lemley said, “But it might be just the right time to start this business.”

Lemley will work at the firm one day a week and remain at Stanford the rest of the time, the same arrangement he had at Keker.


Durie and Lemley said the new firm aims to forge new business models to make legal representation more affordable and efficient for clients.


Lemley said using contract lawyers for discovery procedures, which can include immense amounts of document review and organization in IP cases, will let Durie Tangri partners focus on what they do best – strategy and argument.

“We and clients can benefits from working efficiently rather than throwing associates at the problem,” Lemley said.