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 Basil has thirty years of experience in technology-related transactions and litigation. His practice focuses on serving the competitive needs of high technology companies and entrepreneurs. He regularly assists entrepreneurs in planning and executing new business ventures that will compete lawfully against those of former employers, and serves as counsel to mobile employees in trade secret and unfair competition claims. Similarly, he handles patent infringement matters involving issues of freedom to operate. His practice emphasizes the following areas of substantive law:

• Corporate Finance
• Patents
• Copyrights
• Antitrust
• Trade Secrets
• Unfair Competition
• Licensing and Commercial Transactions
• Corporate Governance and Dissolution of
Closely Held Companies

Basil also serves of the board of directors of PHYlogy, Inc. a manufacturer of high technology equipment for the telecommunications industry.


General corporate and commercial counsel to start-up and developing growth companies.
Intellectual property, antitrust, competitive practices and contract litigation involving high technology.


Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 20%
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Transactions: 20%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  5. Patent Infringement: 20%

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  • Barry Norman Young

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Basil is a very competent and skilled lawyer.


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Contact info

Criterion Law

2225 E. Bayshore Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA, 94303


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
8 CEB California Business Law Reporter 52Terminating the Price-Cutting Distributor: What's Next?N/A
The Channelmarker LetterDiscounts and Allowances . . . Risky BusinessN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - DavisEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Silicon Valley Innovation ChallengeJudge - Start Up Idea Competition2013
Silicon Valley Business Plan CompetitionJudge-Startup Business Plans2013
Silicon Valley Business Plan CompetitionJudge-Startup Business Plans2012
The Innovation Engine of Silicon ValleyInnovation in Silicon Valley2011
Entrepreneur's DojoEntity Formation & Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs2009
Early State Intellectual Property and Corporate IssuesCorporate Law Issues for Early Stage Startups2009
Maximizing Returns on IP Portfolios ConferenceThe Role of Litigation in your IP StrategyN/A
iPhone DevCamp II ConferenceTerm SheetsN/A