Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2003Articles Editor,
Washington University Law Quarterly, 2002-2003M.S.
Computer Science, Washington University, 2003B.B.A.
Finance, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
James Lin is a partner at TechKnowledge Law Group LLP and is a trial litigator. James's practice focuses on complex patent infringement litigation in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. James also represents his clients on antitrust counseling and in litigation. He advises emerging and established technology companies on issues related to the development, evaluation, and licensing of intellectual property. James has substantial experience with various technologies, including computer networking, telecommunications, computer security, computer architecture, semiconductor processing, semiconductor memories, semiconductor integrated circuits, semiconductor packaging, digital multimedia, and software. Before founding TechKnowledge Law Group LLP, James was a partner at Freitas Tseng & Kaufman LLP. Prior to that, James was associated with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Acer Inc. James represents Acer in numerous patent infringement disputes in the U.S. For example, James represented Acer in a number of patent infringement disputes with Hewlett-Packard Company before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. James also represented Acer in a patent infringement dispute with Tessera, Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission. James further represented Acer in patent infringement actions brought by WiLAN and CSIRO in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Additionally, James provides licensing and general intellectual property counseling for Acer. James currently represents Acer and its subsidiaries in their antitrust and unfair competition complaints against a number of defendants relating to the price-fixing of LCD panels and the price-fixing of optical disk drives.
Nanya Technology Corporation. James represents this leading semiconductor company in numerous patent infringement disputes in the U.S. Past representations include patent infringement actions against Rambus, Inc., Tessera, Inc., and Elpida Memory, Inc. Additionally, James provides licensing and general intellectual property counseling for Nanya Technology Corporation.
Surpass Tech Innovation LLC. James currently represents Surpass Tech Innovation LLC in a number of cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware asserting patent infringement against numerous defendants relating to LCD display technology.
Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. James represented Powerchip in a patent infringement dispute with Tessera, Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd. James represented Siliconware in patent and licensing disputes brought by Tessera, Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Ralink Technology Corporation. James represented Ralink in multiple patent litigation and licensing issues, including Ralink's patent disputes with PACid, CSIRO, and WiLAN.
Intel Corporation. James represented Intel in a patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas brought by Fast Memory Erase LLC.
Compal Electronics, Inc. James represented Compal on patent and indemnity issues. Compal is one of the largest notebook manufacturers in the world. The technology related to AC/DC inverter modules used for LCD displays in notebook computers.
Medion AG. James represented Medion AG in a patent dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The case settled favorably.
SPEECHES & PROGRAMS
James frequently provides seminars and workshops in Asia on intellectual property matters related to patent litigation, patent enforcement strategies, strategic patent portfolio development, and licensing of international patent portfolios, as well as antitrust matters. James has been a guest lecturer at leading law schools in Taiwan on U.S. litigation.