Angus MacDonald

Managing Counsel - Intellectual Property, Investments & Innovation

Angus MacDonald

Practice Groups

Intellectual Property & Innovation


Mr. MacDonald joined the Office of General Counsel in April 2013 as Senior Counsel in the intellectual property group.  His practice primarily focuses on copyright and trademark issues.  He also manages a team of UC lawyers focused on intellectual property, investments, corporate and equity transactions and related subject matter. He is the most recent past chair of the California Lawyers Association’s copyright interest group.

Before joining the office, Mr. MacDonald worked in-house at several technology companies in the Silicon Valley, including as the General Counsel of a digital music service.  He began his legal career at the intellectual property firm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now known as Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton), where he became a partner.  He obtained his undergraduate degrees in 1996 from UC San Diego and his law degree in 2000 from UC Davis, where he was the Senior Research Editor of the Law Review.


JD – UC Davis School of Law
BA, Political Science; BA, History – UC San Diego
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