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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樊伟恩 (Michael W. Farn)

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合伙人, 知识产权  

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樊伟恩律师的主要业务是帮助高科技公司开发发展知识产权资产,尤其专注于建立、 收购及管理专利组合和技术许可。

樊律师拥有为多种高科技行业客户提供咨询的经验,其中包括光学设备、医疗器械、信号和 图像处理、太阳能、通信、电子自动化设计 (EDA) 和半导体行业。


  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Oclaro, Inc.
  • Ricoh Innovations, Inc.
  • Silicon Image, Inc.
  • Synopsys, Inc.

开始律师事业生涯之前,从 1990 年至 1994 年期间,樊律师是麻省理工学院林肯实验室的技术人员,他的主要职责是发明新的光学技术,然后将这些技术转让给私营公司实现商业化。由于为他提供法律支持的律师缺乏对商务的了解,促使他决定从事法律工作。过去和现在都非常缺乏能从客户的角度理解并解决问题、能用通俗易懂的语言解释法律风险、并且能将法律风险和商务风险及回报联系在一起的律师。

樊律师1997年以优异的成绩毕业于斯坦福大学法学院。 之前,他还曾获得美国国家科学基金会 (NSF) 奖学金在斯坦福大学继续深造,于1990 年获得了电气工程专业博士学位。樊律师曾就读于宾夕法尼亚州立大学,主修电气工程和机械工程两个专业, 并以优异成绩获得这两个专业的学士学位。樊律师是加州律师协会和美国专利律师协会会员。