Jeffrey Liang is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Liang combines his engineering background and litigation experience to provide clients with an integrated, strategic approach to IP litigation. He has represented companies in all phases of patent disputes, including pre-suit investigation, negotiations, discovery, depositions, oral hearings, and trials.
His practice includes district court litigation, IPR proceedings, and Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, and he has represented clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies including cryptography, online payments, artificial intelligence, streaming media, databases, computer architecture, networking, wireless communications, and video games.
He has experience with several industry standards including TLS, PCIe, and IEEE 802.3 and 802.11. In addition to IP litigation, Mr. Liang advises clients on technology transactions, including licensing agreements and negotiations. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Liang was an engineer at Intel Corporation.
- Defending leading data storage company in patent litigation against competitor in the International Trade Commission, Southern District of New York, and IPR proceedings.
- Represented leading streaming video provider in IPR against recommendation-engine patent.
- Defendant leading ride-share provider accused of patent infringement in the District of Delaware in a case involving GPS.
- Defended leading online payments company accused of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas in a case involving electronic receipts.
- Defended leading sports equipment company accused of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas in a case involving authentication protocols.
- Defended leading networking company in a patent infringement case in the Northern District of Illinois, leading to a major RAND decision on IEEE 802.11.
- Defended leading semiconductor manufacturer and software company accused of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas in a case involving TLS and RC4 encryption.
- Defended leading cell-phone manufacturer accused of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas in a case involving RF transceivers.
- Represented a leading vendor of RFID microchips for pets against a competitor in a Federal Circuit appeal.
- J.D., University of Texas, 2011, high honors, Order of the Coif,Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, 2002
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
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