Press Release

Optics, Laser and Medical Device Patent Specialist Michael Stallman Joins Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (February 17, 2009) – Morrison & Foerster LLP is pleased to announce that Michael A. Stallman has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the IP Group, resident in the San Francisco office.  Stallman’s practice focuses on patent evaluation and due diligence investigations, strategic planning, licensing and litigation.

Mr. Stallman is expert in a wide variety of technologies with special expertise in optics and laser based equipment as well as medical devices.  He advises optical metrology device manufacturers, laser systems manufacturers, medical device companies and communication system manufacturers. Stallman also has significant patent trial experience with U.S. and foreign tribunals. 

“Now more than ever, companies are pulling out all the stops to protect their most important assets – their intellectual property,” said Catherine Polizzi, Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Group. “Michael’s extensive experience at the intersection of intellectual property litigation, strategy and patent prosecution will be a tremendous asset to our clients looking for practical strategies for addressing today’s challenges.  His deep expertise, coupled with his leadership and entrepreneurial skills, will allow for continued growth of our top-ranked practice.”

Mr. Stallman was previously a founding partner at intellectual property law firm Stallman & Pollock LLP.  He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S. in physics and computer science from Rutgers University.




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