Gary Morris

Morris & Kamlay LLP
1911 Fort Myer Drive
Suite 1050
Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: 202.787.5521


Gary Morris has over 25 years of industry and governmental experience and has been practicing intellectual property law for 18 years. His clients have included AT&T, Sony, Intel and other Fortune 500 firms, as well as startups such as DoubleClick. With degrees in physics and applied mathematics, he spent eight years advising the United States government on various high technology projects relating to national security.

In 2004, he was asked by the European Commission to serve as its patent expert in a European Union investigation of Microsoft. The total value of the deals he has supported is over $12 billion. He was a partner at the New York-based intellectual property specialty firm of Kenyon & Kenyon until 2009, when he agreed to start and manage the Washington, DC office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, a San Francisco-based intellectual property firm. In 2011, he co-founded Morris & Kamlay, which specializes in strategic portfolio design, patent acquisition, licensing and patent analysis.


  • B.S. Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S. Applied Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in European Competition Law, Kings College, London


  • Member, District of Columbia bar
  • Member, New York bar
  • Admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Advised Google on its evaluation and acquisition of the Motorola patent portfolio for $12.5 billion
  • Analyzed and valued hundreds of portfolios offered for sale to various clients
  • Advised on acquisition strategy and negotiations
  • Advised numerous clients on patent acquisitions related to mergers and acquisitions of technology companies
  • Analyzed and valued portfolios
  • Conducted negotiations on terms of acquisitions and licenses
  • Negotiated terms of patent sales and licenses related to the divestiture of business units to other companies

We learned IP law from the best in the business. But after spending years at two of the largest and oldest intellectual property specialty firms in the world, we were ready to do something different. We changed the traditional law firm model by eliminating minimum billable hours targets for our attorneys, which turn lawyers into billing machines. Then we eliminated private offices and created a shared workspace to foster transparency and firm-wide collaboration on our clients’ matters. As a result, we’re better able to focus on our clients’ interests and take them on as our own. Our goal is to provide the best possible counsel at reasonable cost.

Strategic Patent Acquisition:

We have helped clients bring patent infringement claims by a competitor to an early end, by finding and acquiring patents to counter-assert against the competitor. [read more]

Mergers & Acquisitions:

We have advised clients on over $20 Billion of transactions and are experts at identifying and addressing IP issues that arise in these transactions. [read more]

Start-up Support:

We offer fixed-price patent portfolio development programs that deliver maximum value startup portfolios for different budgets. [read more]

Portfolio Development:

We develop portfolios that matter for some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world – and some of the newest and smallest. [read more]

Risk Analysis:

We provide concrete, actionable advice to our clients, which is based on our extensive knowledge of the types of threats and behaviors that are common in the industry. [read more]


Named one of the world’s top 250 IP strategists in 2010 by Intellectual Asset Management magazine