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George M. Newcombe
Retired Partner
 
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
 
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Phone: +1-650-251-5050
Fax: +1-650-251-5002
George M. Newcombe was a Senior Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and formerly was Head of the Palo Alto office.  Mr. Newcombe’s practice is focused on servicing the litigation needs of companies in Silicon Valley, including patent and other intellectual property litigation, commercial arbitration, securities litigation, among other matters.  Representations include Adobe Systems Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Elpida Memory, Inc., Intel Corporation and SAP AG.

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Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1975 J.D.
    James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Founding Editor, 1974-1975
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1969 B.S.Ch.E.
    magna cum laude; Tau Beta Pi
Associations
  • American Law Institute
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association, Sections on Litigation, Intellectual Property, Antitrust Law
  • Federal Bar Council
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Associate Member
  • Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Director, 1991-Present
  • Columbia Law School, Board of Visitors
  • New Jersey Insitute of Technology, Board of Overseers, 1998-Present
  • American Ditchley Foundation, Director & Secretary
  • The Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, Director, 2002-2011
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Lawyer
Admissions
  • New Jersey 1975
  • New York 1976
  • California 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1987

George M. Newcombe was a Senior Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and formerly was Head of the Palo Alto office.  Mr. Newcombe’s practice is focused on servicing the litigation needs of companies in Silicon Valley, including patent and other intellectual property litigation, commercial arbitration, securities litigation, among other matters.  Representations include Adobe Systems Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Elpida Memory, Inc., Intel Corporation and SAP AG.

Mr. Newcombe became a partner in 1983.  He received his B.S., magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering in 1969 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1975, where he was a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a founding editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Mr. Newcombe was recently recognized as a leading Intellectual Property: Patent lawyer in California by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011.

Mr. Newcombe is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council.  He is a Director of the American Ditchley Foundation, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Overseers of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  He is admitted to practice in California, New York, New Jersey, numerous federal district courts and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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