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Background

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Michael Headley, the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office, is a trial lawyer specializing in complex disputes related to intellectual property across a broad range of technologies.  A Stanford alum with start-up experience and more than a dozen jury and bench trials to date, he has tried cases and counseled clients through disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition, and other technology-related issues in courts from Delaware to San Francisco to China.  In 2015, Mr. Headley obtained a $139 million verdict for Power Integrations against Fairchild Semiconductor, one of the largest jury verdicts of the year.  In 2016, the California Daily Journal named Mr. Headley one of the “Top IP Lawyers in California”.

When he is not in court, Mr. Headley works with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), where he is a faculty member, and he has served on several advisory boards related to Intellectual Property issues. Mr. Headley previously served as Fish & Richardson’s firm-wide hiring principal.

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law 2002


B.A., Stanford University 1998

Admissions

  • California 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

Vice President, San Francisco Bay Area IP Inn of Court. Served as Judicial Extern both to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of California (2002), and to the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of California (2000). Director, San Francisco Opera BRAVO! Club (2004-2007).​

Other Distinctions

Publications
Author, “AB 1688: Patients can try drugs still in clinical trials,” Daily Journal, January 2017

Accolades

Named to The Daily Journal’s list of California’s Top IP Attorneys in 2016

Named to the Advisory Board for the Stanford Center for the Legal Profession (2016-present)

Named to the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s Advisory Board (2016-present)

Named to Law360′s Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board (2015-2017)

Named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the field of intellectual property litigation (2010-2015)

Speaking engagements
“Mediation of Patent Cases,” Panel Moderator and Conference Co-Chair, Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum North (April 2018)

Teaching experience
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) faculty member
U.C. Hastings College of Law (2003-2007), Legal Writing and Moot Court classes

Pro bono experience
Special Deputy District Attorney, San Benito County, CA (2003-2006)

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June 14, 2018
Fish Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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July 26, 2018
Fish & Richardson Recognized by Top Verdict for Obtaining One of California’s Top 50 Settlements in 2017
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April 18th, 2018 | 8:00 am PDT
Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum North
Daily Journal Patent Disputes Forum North
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April 13th, 2018 | 2:00 pm PDT
22nd Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property
22nd Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property
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November 16th, 2017 | 12:00 pm PST
Unified Patent: 4th Annual Corporate IP Strategy (CIPSC) Conference
Unified Patent: 4th Annual Corporate IP Strategy (CIPSC) Conference
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September 26th, 2017 | 8:00 am PDT
MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017
MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017
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Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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April 25, 2017
Fish & Richardson and Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Win $3.2 Million Award in Housing Discrimination Class Action Case
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December 8th, 2016 | 8:00 am PST
17th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute
17th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute
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July 9th, 2014
Silicon Valley Seminar Series: A Trio of Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Issues
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November 2nd, 2011
2011 PLUS International Conference
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December 12th, 2013
14th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute
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