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Michael Jacobs

Title: Faculty   -   Lecturer
Email Address: MJacobs@mofo.com

Michael Jacobs teaches Trade Secrets. He is a trial lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, and the co-founder of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Jacobs concentrates his practice on litigation of high-technology and intellectual property matters. Mr. Jacobs' work in several landmark cases has helped to shape the laws governing emerging technologies. Early in his career, he led the technical team that represented Fujitsu in its landmark operating system software arbitration with IBM. In recent years, he represented Novell in the widely-reported SCO v. Novell litigation, which implicates the Linux open source movement.

Prior to the start of his legal career, Mr. Jacobs held assignments with the United States Foreign Service in Kingston, Jamaica and Washington, D.C. While earning his J.D. at Yale Law School, Mr. Jacobs was a Senior Editor of The Yale Law Journal and co-founded the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Law Project.

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