Andrew Choung

Andrew Y. Choung



Andrew Choung focuses his practice on high-tech, complex patent litigation, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings such as inter partes review. He has experience practicing in both the United States and Asia and has counseled clients on cross-border matters, including multi-country patent enforcement.

What do you focus on?

I represent a wide variety of clients, with a focus on Korean universities, research institutes, and companies. Leveraging my background, I advise clients within various high-tech industries including telecommunications technologies, display and display materials technologies, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, automotive and aeronautical technologies, software, internet technologies, business and financial methods, PC games, and virtual worlds and assets.

In addition, I counsel clients on strategic development of licensing and monetization programs, patent portfolio development, acquisitions and licensing, and IP due diligence.

What do you see on the horizon?

Patent litigation has always been high-stakes, but more so today than ever before. As more cases reach trial, the frequency and size of damages awarded by juries seems to be increasing. For those at the leading edge of technology innovation, early integration of patent development and enforcement strategies can be crucial to maximize the value position of their portfolios. For defendants, recognizing these trends will be important for early, effective, and dynamic strategizing in litigation, including finding alternative, creative, and mutually beneficial paths to resolution. My imperative is to provide the expertise and services to guide my clients through this evolving landscape.

Representative Experience

  • Won $400 million verdict in jury trial representing a university-based licensing entity in a patent-assertion action over FinFET technology. KAIST IP US LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al.
  • Represented university-based licensing entity in patent case over FinFET technology, including successful opposition to reexamination procedure, and leading to a global resolution. KIPB LLC v. Samsung, et al.
  • Represented university-sourced licensing entity in a patent-assertion action over network technology. KAIFI LLC v. AT&T, et al.
  • Represented manufacturer of MRI safety devices in dispute over ferromagnetic detection technology. Mednovus Inc. et al. v. Qinetiq Ltd, et al.
  • Represented Korean mobile device developer in dispute over misappropriation of trade secrets. M Seven System v. Leap Wireless, et al.
  • Defended Korean golf technology company against 11 patents, leading to a full dismissal with prejudice. SkyHawke Technoologies, et al. v. GolfzonDECA, et al.
  • Defended GPS navigation and dash cam company, leading to settlement and dismissal. Location Based Services, LLC v. Thinkware System USA Inc.
  • Won summary judgment of noninfringement of nine JVC Kenwood optical disc patents for client Nero, based on patent exhaustion. JVC Kenwood Corp. v. ArcSoft Inc., et al.
  • Obtained favorable settlement and disposition on behalf of Korean manufacturer of x-ray devices in patent declaratory judgment action. Dexcowin Global, Inc. v. Aribex, Inc.
  • Defended client against claims of trademark, copyright, and trade secret violations in conjunction with a breach of a license agreement lawsuit. DTS Inc. v. Nero AG
  • Represented client in declaratory judgment action against licensing entity, including a successful reexamination against the asserted patent. Polystak v. Entorian

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Reuters Legal | July 02, 2021

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Bloomberg Law | June 16, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

Nixon Peabody adds IP partners on west coast

Intellectual Property Magazine | June 15, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

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The Recorder/Law.com | June 10, 2021

This round-up of notable attorney moves mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

Nixon Peabody adds two ex-Lathrop IP pros in Los Angeles

Law360 | June 09, 2021

The following article highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for their move to the firm and NP’ s continued growth on the West Coast.

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World Trademark Review | June 08, 2021

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Contact

Andrew Y. Choung

Partner

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6166


Fax: 213-629-6001

University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.

Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S., Aerospace

Bard College, B.A., Physics and Philosophy

California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Korean

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • PTAB Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Member
  • Korean American Bar Association, Member
  • Law360 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board, 2017 - 2018
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