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 >

Fenwick & West handles significant cross-border legal and business issues for a wide range of technology and life sciences who operate internationally..  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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Claire Baek, Ph.D.

Patent Engineer, Intellectual Property  

Mountain View 650.335.7142


​Claire Baek, whose field is electrical engineering and computer science, assists in in the drafting of U.S. and foreign patent applications for clients in the technology and life sciences industries.

During her studies at UC Berkeley, Claire primarily conducted research on applying advanced process control and data mining techniques in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. While earning her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Claire worked as a Research Assistant in the chemical engineering, and environmental engineering groups at the university. She also worked as a Process Engineer Intern at ASML Santa Clara, as a Research Assistant in the Applied Physics department at the California Institute of Technology, and as a Chemical Engineer Intern with Samsung Fine Chemicals.

Scientific Publications and Presentations:

  • Co-Author: “Real-time inspection system utilizing scatterometry pupil data.” Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, 13(4), 041403, 2014.
  • Co-Author: “Enhancing metrology by combining spatial variability and global inference.” Proc. SPIE 8681, 86813E, 2013.
  • “Performance Evaluation of Blended Metrology Schemes Incorporating Virtual Metrology.” Semicon. Manuf., IEEE Trans., 26(4), pp.506-515, 2013. 
  • Co-Author: “Predicting C​ongressional Votes Based on Campaign Finance Data.” Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), 2012 11th Conf. on, vol. 1, pp. 640-645, 2012.
  • “Optimization of blended virtual and actual metrology schemes.” Prof. SPIE 8324, 83241K, 2012.
  • Co-Author: "High-Performance Si Microwire Photovoltaics." Energy and Environmental Science 2011, Jan. 7, 4, 866-871.
  • Co-Author: "Effects of Dispersion Conditions of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on the Electrical Characteristics of Thin Film Network Transistors." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2010: 2672-2678.
  • Co-Author: “Pattern Analysis of Movement Behavior of Medaka (Oryzias latipes): A Decision Tree Approach.” CAIP (Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns) 2005: 546-553.
  • Co-Author: “Movement Analysis of Medaka (Oryzias Latipes) for an Insecticide Using Decision Tree.” Discovery Science 2005: 150-162.
  • Co-Author & Co-Presenter: “Pattern Classification and Recognition of Movement Behavior of Medaka (Oryzias Latipes) Using Decision Tree.” ICNC (International Conference on Natural Computation) – FSKD (Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery) 2005: 186-195.
  • Co-Presenter: “Solution Processed Self Sorted Carbon Nanotube Transistors”, Poster Presentation for NanoKorea 2009 7th International Nanotech Symposium.