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Wayne Barsky is a partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is National Co-Chairman of the firm’s 125-lawyer Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses on patent litigation for clients in the life science, pharmaceutical, medical device, game publishing, media, and social networking industries, and has extensive trial and appellate experience in federal courts throughout the country and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
In 2006, Wayne was selected as one of the top 500 trial lawyers in the United States by LawDragon Magazine, named a national "Litigation Star" in the Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation Guide from 2012-2018, and The Best Lawyers in America has recognized him from 2012-2018 in the areas of Litigation: Intellectual Property and Litigation: Patents. He was named 2011 Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, and was singled out as a "superb litigator" in the IAM 250 Life Sciences Survey in 2010. Most recently, Wayne was named a Life Sciences Star in the Intellectual Property category of the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences, a supplement to Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
The Daily Journal recognized Wayne in 2015, and consecutively from 2008-2016, as one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in California. He has been named a "SuperLawyer" for each of the 2004-2012 surveys by Los Angeles magazine, is "Highly Recommended" as an intellectual property specialist in Global Counsel 3000, and is profiled as one of the state’s top IP specialists in all recent editions of Chambers USA and Legal 500. Recently, Wayne was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s 2017 list of Most Influential IP Attorneys.
Wayne is routinely called upon in high-profile cases, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in more than 75 patent infringement actions. For example, Wayne was one of the lead trial lawyers representing Stac Electronics in its landmark patent infringement suit against Microsoft Corporation pertaining to data compression technology, where Stac was awarded a record $120 million after a month-long jury trial, and a post-judgment, world-wide recall of Microsoft’s then-current operating system for personal computers. Other representative engagements include:
Wayne is a frequent lecturer at PLI and other professional conferences on patent litigation, has chaired the National Intellectual Property Institute for the Corporate Counsel Institute, and is on the Planning Committee of the USC Intellectual Property Institute. Wayne has been invited to speak on campuses as diverse as California Institute of Technology, University of Utah, Columbia University, UCLA, Loyola, MIT, Harvard, USC, and McGill University. Wayne is active in community and pro bono affairs.
He is a former Chairman and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest pro bono law office. Wayne served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Los Angeles Superior Court system. Wayne received a California State Bar Commendation for his community service and pro bono activities. Wayne received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He earned a B.A. in 1979 from the State University of New York at Binghamton with Highest Honors. He is a member of the District of Columbia and California state bar associations, as well as the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the AIPLA, and the LAIPLA. Wayne is a member of the bar of the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits.
University of California - Berkeley - 1983 Juris Doctor
Binghamton University (SUNY) - 1979 Bachelor of Arts