Jack Ko, Pillsbury’s Shanghai office managing partner, provides strategic IP counseling, litigation and technical advice to companies in the United States, Taiwan and China. With advanced degrees in electrical and computer engineering,.
Jack leverages legal and hands-on experience in semiconductors, materials science, nanotechnology, wireless technology, optics, computer architecture and smartphones to deliver effective counsel to clients.
He litigates in U.S. district courts and represents clients in ITC, arbitration and USPTO proceedings, including inter partes reviews. He also structures licensing deals; advises on due diligence and pre-suit investigations; and handles patent prosecution.
Jack has 10 years of research and engineering experience in the design, processing, testing and packaging of GaAs, InP, and GaN-based semiconductor devices, including lasers, detectors, transistors, modulators, diodes and LEDs.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Represented Joyetech USA in a patent case concerning electronic cigarettes, successfully defending client against plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
- Provided defense counsel to HTC in a five-patent ITC case concerning haptics functionality in smartphones. Complainant dropped the case right before the hearing.
- Defended HTC in a three-patent ITC case concerning camera functionality in smartphones. After prevailing at trial and obtaining a favorable initial determination, the case was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
- Represented AmTRAN in a three-patent case concerning point-to-point network communication devices; case settled favorably (ITC proceeding 337-TA-892).
- Represented ASUS in a five-patent case concerning teleconferencing technologies. Case settled favorably (ITC proceeding 337-TA-839).
- Represented HTC in a five-patent case concerning haptics functionality in smartphones; complainant dropped the case right before the hearing (ITC proceeding 337-TA-834).
- Represented ASUS in patent litigation. Win at trial and initial ID. Commission decided not to review initial ID which became the final ID. Case subsequently settled favorably (ITC proceeding 337-TA-628).
- San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
- San Diego County Bar Association
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School
- Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998
- M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
- B.S., Trinity University, 1993
ADMISSIONS : California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Rate : $$$