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Patent Office Names Baker Botts Partner as Silicon Valley Lead

June 9, 2020, 10:00 PM

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office named Wayne Stacy the new regional director for its Silicon Valley office, responsible for leading the agency’s efforts in the tech-heavy region.

Stacy, who was a partner in Baker Botts LLP’s intellectual property group, will ensure the agency’s initiatives are “tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders,” the patent office said on its website.

Stacy has a computer-engineering background and spent over 20 years litigating technology cases, the agency said. He has also been an adjunct professor at four universities, teaching patent law, patent litigation, copyright law and Patent Trial and ...