Michael Stern

Senior Counsel

I love learning about new technologies and helping create new business models for both startups and more mature companies.

+1 650 843 5280

Michael Stern's practice focuses on technology-related transactions, including patent licensing and portfolio acquisitions and sales, cloud services, Big Data and business intelligence applications, social networking, enterprise and consumer hardware, distribution arrangements, product development, technology transfer and outsourcing agreements, eCommerce and strategic relationships. He represents clients ranging from startups to large public companies.

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  • UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Yale University
    PhD, English

  • University of Cambridge
    MA, English
    Kellett fellow

  • Columbia University
    BA, English
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The Best Lawyers in America: Technology Law and Information Technology Law (2015)

    Chambers USA: IT & Outsourcing Transactions Law (2015)

    Chambers USA: Leader in IT & IT Outsourcing in California (2007-2012)


+1 650 843 5280 office
+1 650 849 7400 fax

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130