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Stafford Matthews

Stafford Matthews


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Stafford Matthews is a technology transactions and venture partner in the Palo Alto offices of SNR Denton, a global law firm with more than 60 offices in 43 countries, including key offices in New York, Washington, DC, the Bay Area, London, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Africa. 

Mr. Matthews represents technology companies worldwide in complex contract negotiations and the resolution of disputes, and in the strategic development and exploitation of intellectual property and products. His practice focuses on the licensing and transfer of IP rights and technologies in domestic and international markets; antitrust and unfair competition matters in the US and the European Union; and the negotiation of cross border alliances and joint development ventures. 

Stafford is dual qualified as a UK solicitor and a US lawyer and has extensive experience in European and Asian markets. He recently completed his term as the Chairman of the Board of Legal Specialization for the State Bar of California. Stafford has degrees from UC Berkeley, where he earned an A.B. in Rhetoric, the University of Michigan Law School and King's College London.


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