Attorney Profiles


Barry N. Young

Location: Palo Alto, California
Phone: 650-326-2701
Fax: 650-326-2799
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Barry Young, based in Palo Alto, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, provides sophisticated patent and other intellectual property (IP) legal services to high tech clients in a variety of complex electrical, electronics, mechanical and optical technologies, including computer hardware, architecture, software, storage and data processing, communications and networks, semiconductors, imaging systems, optics and mechanical systems.

Mr. Young represents individual entrepreneurs, start-up and emerging growth technology companies, and large publicly traded industry leaders. With extensive legal experience in the Acquisition, Utilization and Enforcement of Patents and other IP, Mr. Young specializes in Strategic IP Counseling, Patent Analysis and Opinions, Patent Prosecution, Licensing, and Litigation designed to protect and enhance the value of technological innovations and creative efforts, and to complement and foster business strategies and objectives.

Prior to founding the Firm, Mr. Young was a partner in the Palo Alto office of a first tier national law firm, where he established that firm’s patent group, built it into a national practice, and represented numerous high tech and start-up clients in strategic IP counseling, IP transactions, and patent and IP litigation matters. Previously, Mr. Young was also in-house counsel at Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts where he served as IP litigation counsel, division counsel to engineering vice-presidents, and managed the patent law group. Mr. Young was also a partner in a patent prosecution and litigation firm in the Washington D.C. area, and served as patent counsel and an electronics engineer in research and development with the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Areas of Practice

  •  Patent Application Prosecution
  •  Strategic Patent and IP Counselling
  •  Patent Analysis and Opinions
  •  IP Litigation
  •  IP Transactions

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Patent Law, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • Maryland, 1975
  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1975


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. – 1975
  • Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • M.S.E.E.
  • Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S.E.E.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1975 – Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1975 – Present

Previous Associations

  • Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, 1995 – 2004
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989 – 1995