Mr. Cheng’s recent work includes:
- Representing a leading content and video streaming company in a case involving unfair competition and the legality of fixed-term employment contracts under California law.
- Defending leading providers of microcontrollers, FPGAs, and memory chips in multiple patent cases.
- Defending the world’s largest provider of electronic design automation (EDA) tools in a multi-patent dispute over FGPA-based hardware emulators used for verifying chip designs. Mr. Cheng was responsible for developing and implementing non-infringement and invalidity strategy for four asserted patents, all of which were decided favorably at summary judgment. The case settled following appeal.
- Representing a leading provider of enterprise storage arrays in a competitor case involving solid state storage. The case was decided favorably at trial with an award of more than $14 million in damages. Separately, Mr. Cheng also represented the same company in two cases involving its authentication products. Both cases were terminated favorably after claim construction and summary judgment of non-infringement.
- Representing a provider of ceramic medical implants in a trademark case over the color pink. Mr. Cheng’s team successfully argued that the pink color was a natural result of a functional attribute, and thus could not serve as a valid trade dress. The case has been appealed on other grounds.
- Representing a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company in a case before the Business Litigation Section of Massachusetts State Court. The client alleged breach of contract, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to a partner/competitor’s unauthorized use and patenting of its lipid nanoparticles for delivering RNA. The case settled favorably one week before trial.
- Defending a leading technology company before the International Trade Commission in a multi-patent case over image compression technology used in the company’s laptops and mobile devices. Mr. Cheng leveraged his prior work in image processing to develop and implement successful strategies for non-infringement, invalidity, license, and exhaustion. After a hearing and briefing, the full Commission determined there was no violation by our client.
- Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Windmill School, Portola Valley, CA.