Andrew Ong is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and a leader of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility + Non-Competes group. He joined Goodwin in 2017.

Mr. Ong focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, including patent and trade-secret litigation. Mr. Ong has broad experience litigating in federal courts as well as in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews and reexaminations. He has worked on cases relating to a variety of different technologies, including network devices, design automation software, data storage, and semiconductor chips. Mr. Ong is an approved panel counsel for RPX, the leading provider of patent risk solutions and insurance services.

Mr. Ong also frequently works on pro bono matters. His recent matters include assisting individuals with renewing DACA applications and filing suit on behalf of immigrant detainees based on in-custody treatment.

Areas of Practice
Domaines D’Expertise
Scientific Experience
Technical Experience





Representative matters include:

  • Netgear Inc. v. Ruckus Wireless Inc. (D. Del.). Secured jury verdict of non-infringement of asserted patents for Ruckus. Worked as part of team that took case over for Ruckus just two months before trial.*
  • Harris Corporation v. Ruckus Wireless Inc. (M.D. Fl.). Took over representation of Ruckus in two-patent suit relating to technology for wireless access points four months before trial. The case ultimately settled on the eve of trial.*
  • Nomadix v. iBAHN (C.D. Cal.). Represented iBAHN Corporation in a multi-patent, multi-defendant patent dispute related to hotel-based internet services.*
  • Oasis Research, LLC v. EMC Corp. (E.D. Tex.). Represented EMC in patent infringement suit relating to online data backup.*
  • Dynetix Design Solutions, Inc. v. Synopsys, Inc. (N.D. Cal.). Defended Synopsys in patent infringement action relating to software for logic simulation tools. Secured stipulated judgment of non-infringement for Synopsys based on pre-trial motions and claim construction.*
  • M.A. Mobile Ltd. v. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (N.D. Cal.). Defended IIT in a trade-secret misappropriation case.
  • Applied Materials, Inc. v. Cohen (N.D. Cal.). Defended Applied Materials against claims of infringement for four patents relating to the fabrication of semiconductor devices. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for Applied Materials.
  • Samba TV v. Alphonso Inc. (N.D. Cal.) and Alphonso Inc. v. Samba TV (D. Del.). Currently representing Alphonso in competitor patent infringement disputes on technology relating to digital ad campaigns on TVs and mobile devices. Achieved summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of Alphonso in N.D. Cal. litigation.
  • Applied Predictive Techs., Inc. v. MarketDial, Inc. (D. Utah). Currently defending MarketDial in trade-secret misappropriation and patent infringement case relating to business analytics technology.

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Ong currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Asian Law Alliance, an organization that focuses on immigration and housing rights. He is also a member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Ong served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley and to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, both in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Ong also previously worked for a year as a misdemeanor trial attorney at the Public Defender Office for Santa Clara County. During that time, Mr. Ong tried 10 cases to jury verdict and handled a large volume of misdemeanor cases for purposes of pre-trial proceedings and settlement.


  • Managing IP Notable Practitioner (2022)
  • Legal 500 U.S. Recommended Lawyer (2022)
  • Managing IP Rising Star (2020)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019)

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J.D., 2009
UCLA School of Law
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2006
University of California, Berkeley


2016 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley
2016 - 2017 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Honorable Charles R. Breyer



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