Partner
Brian R. Matsui
Partner

Brian Matsui is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. For nearly 20 years, Brian has been a go-to appellate advocate for sophisticated clients in complex appeals nationwide. Clients turn to Brian for his substantial experience in patent appeals in the Federal Circuit. He has argued more than 10 times in that Court, winning appeals from both district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Brian excels at applying significant legal principles to complex technologies in a way that distills them for the Court. He has done so for companies in a myriad of industries, including mobile device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, memory manufacturers, movie studios, and software companies. More ›

Associate
Seth W. Lloyd
Associate

Seth Lloyd is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice with broad experience briefing and arguing appeals. Seth has particular experience in patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. He has been a primary author of successful briefs on a wide range of technologies, from medical devices to chemistry to computer hardware and software. He also has successfully argued multiple times in that Court, including obtaining reversal of three Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions in a consolidated appeal for a computer memory designer. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Seth served as a law clerk for Judge Richard G. Taranto of the Federal Circuit. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and also holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. More ›

Associate
Samuel B. Goldstein
Associate

Sam Goldstein is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Sam’s practice focuses on complex appellate matters, including patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Sam served as a law clerk for Judge Richard G. Taranto of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Sam earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review, and his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University in chemistry and physics. More ›