For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

FLEX by Fenwick is the only service created by an AmLaw 100 firm that provides flexible and cost-effective solutions for interim in-house legal needs to high-growth companies.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney


We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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August 4, 2005 – (Mountain View, CA) Rajiv Patel, a partner in the Patent Group of Fenwick & West LLP, has been selected by the editorial board of Inside the Minds as a contributing author for the recently released book, Developing a Patent Strategy: Infringement, Litigation, and Protection for Businesses (ISBN: 1-59622-061-9). Developing a Patent Strategy is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the issues surrounding patent regulation, the characteristics and capabilities of the successful practitioner, and the future of this practice area on a global scale. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current shape and future state of patent regulation, from the founding doctrines to the pivotal cases of today. From the steps involved in assisting a company to develop a strategic plan to protect their own assets, to crucial tactics to sufficiently maintain patent protection, Mr. Patel and the other contributing authors articulate the finer points around current patent strategy, and what might hold true into the future. The breadth of perspectives presented enables readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today as experts offer their thoughts around the keys to success within this challenging practice area.

About Rajiv Patel, Fenwick & West LLP

Mr. Patel is a partner in the Patent Group of Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of technology and life sciences companies. Mr. Patel regularly advises companies on U.S. and international patent matters. Mr. Patel's practice includes patent portfolio development and management (including preparation and prosecution), patent enforcement (litigation and reexamination), and patent and high technology transactions.

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