Stephen S. Wu is a Silicon Valley partner in the law firm Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP. His practice focuses on technology and intellectual property litigation and representing technology startups as their outside general counsel. He helps clients negotiate a variety of transactions and handles privacy, information security, records management, and other compliance issues. He advises clients concerning virtual property, virtual worlds, and video game legal issues. Mr. Wu also has experience in estate planning and administration matters.
Mr. Wu served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law from 2010 to 2011. He also served as president of the SL Bar Association in the Second Life® virtual world from 2009 to 2010. Finally, he teaches virtual worlds and video game law at Santa Clara Law School as a lecturer.
Mr. Wu is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School and, before starting his private practice, was the second in-house attorney at VeriSign, Inc. Before VeriSign, Steve practiced with two international law firms in the areas of intellectual property, commercial, and general litigation, as well as technology licensing and transactions.