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Richard S.J. Hung

Partner | San Francisco

I love working with the brightest legal talent to help clients with their toughest IP litigation matters.


Member of team that successfully tried a high–profile smartphone case leading to a jury verdict of over $1 billion.

(Eastern District of Texas) Led Whirlpool team that obtained $7.6 million jury verdict and willfulness finding against TST Water in a patent case involving refrigerator water filters.

(Northern District of California) Defended AirWatch against assertions of four patents by a competitor. The case settled after expert discovery.

(District of Delaware). After every other defendant settled or was dismissed, convinced plaintiff to walk away and dismiss case against client VMware with prejudice.

(Northern District of Illinois) Represented VMware in a patent infringement suit brought by a non–practicing entity alleging infringement by VMware’s Zimbra webmail product.

(Northern District of California). Represented Yahoo in a patent infringement suit involving Internet display advertising and media playback. Won summary judgment of non–infringement on Augme’s two asserted patents, and Augme stipulated to infringement of one of Yahoo’s patents. The case was affirmed on appeal.

(District of Delaware). Represented Discovery Communications in a patent infringement suit against alleging infringement by Amazon’s Kindle of Discovery’s patents for e–book reader technology. The case settled after a favorable claim construction ruling.

(Northern District of California) Obtained consent judgments of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation against infringers in a matter involving balloon kyphoplasty.

(Northern District of California) Represented plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit. Court entered substantial monetary judgment in plaintiff’s favor prior to trial.

Lawdragon Top 500 2022-2024

Leading Litigator: Intellectual Property, esp. Patent