honors + affiliations
Listed, IAM Strategy 300—The World's Leading IP Strategists (2011–2014)
Listed, IAM Patent 1000—The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2012–2014)
Listed, Technology Transactions, The Legal 500 (2011–2014)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2014)
Listed, Top 100 Lawyer in California, Daily Journal (2010)
Listed, BTI Client Service All-Star (2009)
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Editor-in-Chief, Wisconsin International Law Journal
Member, Licensing Executives Society
Member, American Bar Association
- New York
- Silicon Valley
2 Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real, Suite 700
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2121 USA
Rahul Kapoor is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, the firmwide hiring partner, and a member of the firm's Advisory Board, Legal Personnel Committee, and Diversity Committee. Mr. Kapoor has deep transactional experience in strategic alliances, joint ventures, corporate partnering transactions, standards body licensing structures, intellectual property strategic counseling, technology licensing, open source software strategy, electronic commerce and privacy, supply and distribution agreements, consignment agreements, spin-outs and core technology licenses, IT outsourcing transactions, as well as intellectual property due diligence issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and corporate financings.
Mr. Kapoor has a degree in electrical engineering and, prior to practicing law, spent six years as an engineer and project manager in the systems integration arena. He began his engineering career at a venture-backed startup company that was acquired by a Fortune 100 company.
Mr. Kapoor's prior work experience gives him a deep technology background and a comprehensive understanding of the business and technology markets. He combines this with his substantive legal knowledge of all areas of intellectual property law to provide his clients with a wide range of practical legal and business advice.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Kapoor taught an Intellectual Property Strategy class at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley from 2003–2012.
Mr. Kapoor is admitted to practice in California and New York and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997, J.D.
- Washington University, 1988, B.S.