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Shyr, Margaret
Direct Tel: +1 650-801-5097
Silicon Valley
Tel: +1 650 801 5000 Fax: +1 650 801 5100

Margaret Shyr is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley office.  Her practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes involving cutting-edge, complex technologies, particularly in patent and trade secret matters.  Margaret has represented innovators in state and federal courts across the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO.  Margaret also advises on IP portfolio development, prelitigation strategy and dispute resolution.

Before law school, Margaret obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Margaret is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience prosecuting patents.

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (B.S., Chemical Engineering)

The State Bar of California

  • Ranked by Lawdragon 500 “Next Generation” in Technology Litigation, esp. Patent, 2023.
  • Named a Next Generation Honoree for “Women Leaders in Tech Law 2018” by The Recorder.
  • M. Shyr, D. Wernette, P. Wiltzius, Y. Lu, P. Braun: DNA and DNAzyme-mediated 2-D Colloidal Assembly, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 8234-8240 (2008).
  • P.V. Braun, M.H.S. Shyr, Y.-C. Chen, M.C. George, P. Wiltzius: DNA and Holographically directed assembly of complex photonic crystals, Polymer Preprints, 49, (2), 965 (2008).