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Vincent K. Yip



Vincent Yip focuses his practice on patent litigation, counseling and licensing on behalf of Asian and U.S.-based clients. He represents a number of major computer, semiconductor, liquid crystal display and software companies in these matters.

What do you focus on?

Patent Litigation

My practice focuses primarily on representing technology companies in U.S. patent litigation. Leveraging my engineering background, I have extensive experience in handling matters for both international and U.S.-based technology clients before U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Beyond litigation, I have negotiated and drafted numerous patent licenses and have advised technology clients in connection with the purchase or transfer of patent rights and on strategies for successful patent portfolio management. As a former patent examiner, I bring an insider’s perspective to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings.

What do you see on the horizon?

What I see is an increasing need in assisting Asian high tech companies to resolve IP disputes relating to consumer appliance and automobile technologies. It is important for IP practitioners to understand different legal and cultural perspectives when working with their international clients in achieving their goals.

Representative Experience

  • Represent The Regents of the University of California in a groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign to protect its rights in a revolutionary new generation of light bulb technology known as filament LED that was invented by a Nobel laureate-led team at UC Santa Barbara. The campaign includes litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California and Eastern District of New York, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represented AU Optronics, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, in a patent infringement case. After a bench trial, the court held that the plaintiff had not established infringement of any of the four patents and rejected LG Display’s $700 million damage claim. LG Display v. AU Optronics (D. Delaware).
  • Represented Quanta Computer Incorporated in a six-patent dispute related to microprocessor and related chipset technologies. In two separate summary judgment decisions, the court held that Quanta did not infringe the asserted patents, and that certain of the patentee’s claims were exhausted. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously to re-affirm the doctrine of patent exhaustion in favor of Quanta. LG Electronics v. Quanta Computer (N.D. California).
  • Represented a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer in an unprecedented arbitration in Hong Kong regarding the infringement of two U.S. patents. (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre)
  • Represent Nanya Technology Corporation, a Taiwanese DRAM manufacturer, in multiple inter partes reviews. (U.S. Patent Office)
  • Represented HTC Corporation, a Taiwanese consumer electronics company, in an analysis of a standards-essential patent portfolio related to cellular technology.
  • Represented Quanta Computer Incorporated, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware, in numerous patent licensing negotiations, including patent portfolios related to cellphones, wireless technology and cellular technology. Performed validity and infringement analysis of key patents.
  • Represented Quanta Computer Incorporated in a patent ligation case. The court agreed that all but a nominal quantity of its allegedly infringing products were subject to an existing license. LaserDynamics v. Quanta Computer (Fed. Cir.).
  • Represented a large heat sink manufacturer in a patent infringement case. The court ruled that the manufacturer-defendant did not infringe the patents at issue. The case settled.

UC System Asks ITC to Probe Home Depot, Others Over LEDs

Law360 | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

'Edison' Bulb Battle Heats Up With University Targeting GE, Ikea

Bloomberg News | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products. In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

Fed Circuit deals loss to privateer-backed patent holder

Reuters Legal | March 25, 2020

This article highlights an appeals court victory for Nanya Technology Corp., represented by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Peter Wied and Vincent Yip.

Contact

Vincent K. Yip

Counsel

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6196


Fax: 844-295-1221

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., Electrical Engineering

University of Hawaii, B.S., Electrical Engineering

California

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Chinese

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