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Gary Morris

Morris & Kamlay LLP

Arlington, VA, USA


Gary Morris has over 25 years of industry and governmental experience and has been practicing intellectual property law for 18 years. His clients have included AT&T, Sony, Intel and other Fortune 500 firms, as well as startups such as DoubleClick. With degrees in physics and applied mathematics, he spent eight years advising the United States government on various high technology projects relating to national security. In 2004, he was asked by the European Commission to serve as its patent expert in a European Union investigation of Microsoft. The total value of the deals he has supported is over $12 billion. He was a partner at the New York-based intellectual property specialty firm of Kenyon & Kenyon until 2009, when he agreed to start and manage the Washington, DC office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, a San Francisco-based intellectual property firm. In 2011, he co-founded Morris & Kamlay, which specializes in strategic portfolio design, patent acquisition, licensing and patent analysis.

Accomplishments
  • Advised Google on its evaluation and acquisition of the Motorola patent portfolio for $12.5 billion
  • Analyzed and valued hundreds of portfolios offered for sale to various clients
  • Advised on acquisition strategy and negotiations
  • Advised numerous clients on patent acquisitions related to mergers and acquisitions of technology companies
  • Analyzed and valued portfolios
  • Conducted negotiations on terms of acquisitions and licenses
  • Negotiated terms of patent sales and licenses related to the divestiture of business units to other companies

Education

  • B.S. Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • J.D. Georgetown Univesity Law Center
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in European Competition Law, Kings College, London

Admissions

  • Member, District of Columbia bar
  • Member, New York bar
  • Admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Recognition

Named one of the world’s top 250 IP strategists in 2010 by Intellectual Asset Management magazine

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