S. Michael Song represents clients on complex patent litigation matters involving a broad range of technologies, including semiconductors, computer hardware and software, network security, telecommunications and medical devices. He has litigated patent cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States as well as before the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Song is also active in providing IP counseling for clients in a wide variety of transactions, including patent licenses, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and venture financings.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Song designed superscalar x86 microprocessors for Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Song is an inventor on two patents — U.S. Patent No. 5,737,550 titled “Cache Memory to Processor Bus Interface” and U.S. Patent No. 6,848,025 titled “Method and System for Programmable Replacement Mechanism for Caching Devices.”
- University of Illinois, B.S., Electrical Engineering
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 1998
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- Theta IP v. Samsung (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Obtained a covenant not to sue on all asserted patents from Plaintiff shortly after deposition of their expert. Represented Samsung in defending against a patent infringement action on RF Transceiver technology.
- Microsoft v. Kyocera. Represented Microsoft in its complaint for patent infringement by Kyocera of seven patents relating to efficient operating systems. Kyocera licensed the patents and our client settled the case.
- Hitachi-Maxell, Ltd. v. Top Victory Elec., Co. Ltd., et. al. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas). Represented Hitachi in enforcing patents relating to video signal processing, digital television systems-on-a-chip (SOC), and high-definition television. Settled.
- Mosaid Technologies Inc. v. Dell, Inc. et al. Represented Atheros Communications in an action involving six patents related to Wi-Fi technology. Settled on favorable terms for client.
- Smartphone Technologies v. HTC Corp. Represented HTC in a case brought by Smartphone Technologies in the EDTX, where the plaintiff asserted five patents covering aspects of the Android operating system and applications used in HTC handsets. Settled.
- Sharp Corp. v. AU Optronics Corp. Represented LCD manufacturer AU Optronics in an ITC action and Delaware district court action brought by competitor Sharp. The case involved multiple patents on manufacturing and assembly processes. Settled.
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