Paul Goldstein

Of Counsel | San Francisco | (650) 723-0313
(650) 723-0313

Paul Goldstein, the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, has been of counsel to Morrison & Foerster since 1988 and works with lawyers in the firm's offices around the world, advising on copyright and related intellectual property matters that arise in the context of litigation, licensing, and counselling. As a member of firm teams in each of these settings, he draws on more than 50 years’ experience teaching and practicing copyright law to help clients design practical solutions to avoid or minimize legal exposure while achieving positive business results.

Mr. Goldstein has written numerous articles and books. His widely-consulted five-volume treatise, Goldstein on Copyright, is updated semi-annually. He is also the co-author of the treatise International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice (4th ed. 2019).

In 2015, Mr. Goldstein was inducted into Intellectual Asset Management’s IP Hall of Fame. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Law since its fourth publication in 1991.

Mr. Goldstein has worked on several pathbreaking copyright cases, including Universal v. Sony (the "Betamax" case); West v. Mead Data Central (the "Star Pagination" case); On Command Video Corp. v. Columbia Pictures Industries; and Fujitsu v. IBM Corporation (American Arbitration Association). Mr. Goldstein’s practice also includes extensive counselling of intellectual goods producers and Internet, cable, and satellite television clients.

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