Wayne Stacy has been a leading expert on patent law and IP litigation for over two decades. Most recently, Wayne was the Director for the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Office where he was responsible for leading the USPTO’s West Coast office and ensuring that its initiatives were tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem.
Prior to his appointment at the USPTO, Wayne spent more than 20 years in several of the world’s top law firms. Most recently, he was a senior partner and Intellectual Property Chair for Baker Botts’ San Francisco office. Prior to that, Wayne was an equity partner in the IP Litigation section of Cooley LLP. During his career, several leading publications—including Chambers, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), and Super Lawyers—listed Wayne as one of the country’s top patent litigators. He was also recognized as an “IP Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal.
Wayne has served as an adjunct professor at four law schools over the last 20 years—teaching patent law, patent litigation, copyright law, and PTAB practice. He has served as an advisor on Federal Court local-rule committees and as faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where he taught a variety of courses from deposition skills to his favorite course, trial skills for public service attorneys.
J.D., George Washington University
B.S., Southern Methodist University