Selwyn B. Goldberg


  • University of Cape Town, B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 1979
  • Rutgers University, MS in Electrical Engineering, 1983
  • New York Law School, J.D. 1986, Magna Cum Laude, Associate Editor, New York Law School Law Review

Selwyn B. Goldberg

Selwyn Goldberg is Of Counsel in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Intellectual Property Department, focusing principally on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex strategic transactions involving technology and intellectual property assets. His experience includes transactions in a wide range of technology areas, with a particular focus on semiconductors, computer hardware and software, multimedia, telecommunications, and electronics. Selwyn’s clients have ranged from small start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies. In addition to his transactions practice, Selwyn has advised on general intellectual property matters, including the development of patent programs, analysis of patent portfolios, development and protection of intellectual property, and valuation issues.

Selwyn received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, his MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his J.D. magna cum laude from New York Law School where he was Associate Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Selwyn was a member of the technical staff at RCA’s David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

Selwyn is a frequent speaker, and has had occasion to address various Practising Law Institute seminars, the Outsourcing World Summit and the Stanford E-commerce Best Practices Conferences, among others. He is a member of the American Bar Association (IP Law and Science & Technology Sections), American Intellectual Property Law Association, California Bar Association (IP Law and Science & Technology Sections) and the San Francisco Bar Association.