Weiguo (Will) Chen

Professional Biography

Will Chen is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

Areas of Practice

Will advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent litigation, strategic patent portfolio development, patent office post-grant validity trials, patent and technology licensing, and patent infringement and validity opinions.

Will has extensive experience in helping high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and China on building comprehensive patent portfolios and developing sophisticated international patent strategies, assessing, avoiding and responding to third-party IP threats, inter partes reviews (IPRs) and reexaminations at the patent office, district court patent litigation, in-bound and out-bound technology licensing, and negotiating IP asset transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and the like. He has successfully litigated patent cases in federal district courts, and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has successfully represented telecommunications and Internet companies in multiple patent acquisition deals. Will has also published a book titled U.S. Patent Litigation in China.

In working with high-tech companies, he has developed in-depth knowledge in a range of industries including software, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, telecommunications, networking, electronic circuitry, semiconductor, MEMS, and medical devices.

Will frequently speaks, teaches, and publishes on a variety of IP-related topics, including litigation, licensing, trade secrets, strategic portfolio management, and patent enforcement.

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