Michael A. Epstein, a partner located in the New York City office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is a recognized expert in intellectual property law. His practice involves transactions, litigation and counseling in all areas of intellectual property. His transactional work includes structuring and negotiating technology and intellectual property acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing arrangements, outsourcing transactions, and joint ventures and other targeted alliances. He has extensive intellectual property litigation experience as well, including handling technology-related disputes and litigations involving non-compete agreements and false advertising.
Mr. Epstein is active in community, philanthropic and public service matters. He has served on advisory panels to Congress and to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine on intellectual property matters. He is a Trustee of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Jonas Salk Foundation. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Arts & Sciences, Lehigh University.
Mr. Epstein is the author of the treatises, Epstein on Intellectual Property and Modern Intellectual Property, a co-author of Online - Internet Law, International Intellectual Property, and a co-editor of Drafting License Agreements, The Corporate Counsellor’s Deskbook, The Departing Employee, Doing Business in Eastern Europe, Biotechnology Law, The Trademark Law Revision Act, Joint Ventures and Other Cooperative Business Arrangements, and Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Other Safeguards. He is the author of more than sixty articles on intellectual property law as well. He has lectured all over the world on intellectual property matters, including on such topics as trade secrets, biotechnology law, computer law, e-commerce, unfair competition, outsourcing, trademark law, licensing and non-compete agreements. Mr. Epstein is a founder and co-editor of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal; a member of the Advisory Board of BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal; and a member of the Editorial Boards of Computer Lawyer, Intellectual Property Strategist, and Cyberspace Lawyer.
Since 2005, Mr. Epstein has been ranked as a leading lawyer for Technology & Outsourcing in Chambers USA.
Mr. Epstein is a member of the American Bar Association: Antitrust Law Section; Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Law Section; and Section on Business Law and a member of the New York State Bar Association: Antitrust Law Section and Intellectual Property Law Section.
Mr. Epstein is a member of the firm's Corporate Leadership Team and has been a member of the firm's Management Committee.