Richard Hung is the co-chair of the firm’s IP Litigation Group, the cross-disciplinary Intellectual Property Group, and the Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Practice.
Mr. Hung leads complex technology matters for clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including both high-stakes patent litigation and litigation against non-practicing patent holders. The technologies at issue in these matters have spanned areas such as Internet search and advertising, cryptography, programmable logic devices, graphical user interfaces, smartphones, electronic books, and anticancer therapeutics.
A registered patent attorney, Mr. Hung represents clients in adversarial proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Mr. Hung also regularly advises clients on strategic offensive and defensive patent licensing and patent acquisition issues. Current and former clients include Autodesk, Palo Alto Networks, VMware, Whirlpool, and Yahoo. He is recommended by Legal 500 US 2017.
Mr. Hung earned dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Stanford University in 1995, and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1998. In law school, he externed for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, then with the Southern District of New York. He was also a James Kent Scholar, a moot court editor and judge, and a recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize for excellence in intellectual property. After law school, Mr. Hung clerked for the Honorable Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In 2014, Mr. Hung was appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee to serve as a Neutral Commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board. Mr. Hung also sits on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Alliance, which provides legal assistance to the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Mr. Hung previously tried multiple criminal cases -- all to favorable verdicts -- with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Mr. Hung is recommended by Legal 500 US 2017.
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