Yitai Hu is a partner in the Silicon Valley office and leads Alston & Bird’s China Business Team. Yitai represents clients over a wide range of legal practices, including intellectual property litigation and counseling, white-collar criminal defense in Economic Espionage Act related cases, commercial litigation and arbitration, and merger and acquisition.
As an internationally recognized IP litigator and practitioner, Yitai has served as lead counsel in more than 50 cases before U.S. district courts and state courts concerning patent, trade secret and licensing disputes. Having handled more than 20 cases, 15 as lead counsel, he also has extensive experience with Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
He has represented clients in litigation involving computer software, semiconductor technologies, non-volatile memories, liquid crystal displays, LCD TVs and displays, light emitting diodes, LED lighting technologies, computer monitors, projectors, optical navigation technologies, computer network products, wireless network communications products, integrated circuit (IC) packaging, microprocessor technologies and circuit designs.
Outside the U.S., Yitai has been involved in patent cases in court and in administrative proceedings. He also has assisted clients with intellectual property theft and misappropriation matters, including identifying the source of pirated trademarked and copyrighted products abroad, securing search warrants to seize pirated products and pursuing those responsible through available criminal and civil proceedings.
For his counseling practice, Yitai has spearheaded mergers and acquisitions involving technology companies from Asia and the U.S. He also has negotiated a number of complex international patent and technology license agreements.
He is also a frequent speaker on the topic of international patent laws at conferences and seminars, both in the U.S. and abroad. Yitai is frequently interviewed by a number of publications in the U.S. and China about various IP and international transactions issues.
He has also frequently spoken on topics related to U.S. intellectual property protection in China. He also currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- University of Maryland (J.D., 1994)
- University of Kansas (B.A., 1991)
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