Darryl Woo is a partner in the firm’s IP Litigation group. Mr. Woo is a veteran trial lawyer who has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, concentrating his practice on patent litigation and other complex technology litigation, principally in the areas of semiconductors, information technology, life sciences and biotechnology.

He has appeared as lead counsel in patent litigation across the country, including the ITC, dealing with technologies ranging from software to semiconductor fab equipment, materials chemistry, voice over IP, fiber optic networking, bio assays, diagnostic tools, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and recombinant DNA.

In addition, Mr. Woo has represented a range of clients in copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement cases, trade secret and licensing disputes, unfair competition, trade libel, false advertising, and other complex litigation.

Mr. Woo has been named to The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the Top 100 Leading Lawyers in California in 2007, a Top 75 IP Lawyer in California in 2014, and to the IAM Patent 1000 list of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners from 2013–2016.

Experience

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工作经历

  • (ITC); (Fed. Cir.) — Represented respondent Suprema, Inc., a South Korean maker of biometric scanners, as lead trial counsel in the defense of a Section 337 investigation over alleged patent infringement; after a full evidentiary hearing, obtained a favorable ruling that had no material preclusive effect on the importation of Suprema’s current products; on appeal of a remaining issue, although subsequently reversed after en banc review and a 6- 4 vote, obtained landmark ruling limiting the statutory authority of the ITC to remedy indirect patent infringement; ranked #2 of the Top 10 ITC Developments of 2013 by Law360*
  • (N.D. Cal.); (Fed.Cir.) — Represented plaintiff against a major competitor as lead trial counsel with respect to patents directed to tracking of semiconductor wafers in a SMIF fab; after two appeals, obtained a unanimous jury verdict for monetary damages in the Northern District of California; this verdict was ranked by VerdictSearch as the fourth largest IP litigation verdict at the time, and also then one of the top 20 largest verdicts overall in the U.S.*
  • (D. Del.) — As lead trial counsel in a patent case concerning a manufacturing client’s patented hardware encryption technology (where our client’s complaint sought monetary and injunctive relief), obtained a favorable settlement on the eve of trial, including entry of a consent judgment against one of the infringers*
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Served as trial counsel in an enforcement action for patents directed to a revolutionary method of in situ hybridization, which has become the standard of care used in the diagnosis of genetic abnormalities associated with many cancers and other diseases; a favorable settlement of this matter was obtained on the eve of trial*
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented defendant in a patent litigation matter involving smart card technology; after coordinating an innovative “second front” declaratory judgment action in the U.K., which exposed the original plaintiff to payment of the client’s attorneys’ fees, the matter was settled*
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented defendant Macromedia, Inc. as co-lead trial counsel in multiple patent litigation matters involving seven software patents related to graphical user interfaces and graphics software techniques, sound mixing, and WYSIWYG web page creation and editing; following a jury verdict in favor of client in the District of Delaware, the matter was settled favorably*
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented a now publicly traded Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Hangzhou in a declaratory judgment case alleging their non-infringement of design patents; after obtaining on jurisdictional grounds a dismissal of an infringement case over the same patents filed in the Eastern District of Arkansas, the matter was taken to the final pretrial stage, where the case was settled for a nominal amount*
  • (C.D. Cal.) — Represented maker of GPS navigation devices in technology litigation based on hardware and software defects that came to light upon occurrence of a leap year; obtained favorable settlement on the eve of trial*

Patent Litigation

  • (S.D. Fla.) — Defended an international Voice-over-IP device and service provider against claims of patent infringement brought by a competitor seeking over $200 million in claimed damages; after obtaining a favorable claim construction and damaging testimony from competitor’s CTO, obtained take-nothing judgment for client*
  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented the plaintiff as lead counsel in this inventorship dispute concerning patents directed to bioinformatics software, concerning the prediction of the course of diseases and clinical trial outcomes; through diligent pre-filing preparation and a carefully planned strategy, the case settled favorably almost before it started*
  • (E.D. Cal.) — Brought in as lead trial counsel in a pending patent litigation matter involving diagnostic technologies for the detection of feline immunodeficiency virus; through the refinement and development of existing and additional defenses, obtained a favorable settlement for defendant on the eve of trial*
  • (S.D. Cal.) — Represented a medical device maker defendant in patent litigation brought by competitor directed to laryngeal masks used in surgery; obtained summary judgments of non-infringement and invalidity of asserted patent; the matter thereafter settled*
  • (C.D. Cal.) — As lead counsel for defendant Magna Entertainment Corp. in a case involving patents directed to interactive wagering, obtained a favorable claims construction ruling, which led to a favorable settlement for Magna*
  • (D. Del.); (Fed. Cir.) — As lead counsel in patent litigation regarding patents asserted against various handheld computing products of the client; the court granted a summary judgment of noninfringement, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit*
  • (D. Md.) — Obtained a favorable settlement for a defendant client exceeding relief available at trial in patent litigation involving tunable integrated components for use in cell phones, radar, and other mobile wireless applications*
  • (D. Mass.) — Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement in a patent case accusing a popular Google Earth application, with its more than 250 million worldwide users*
  • (N.D. Cal.) – Represented a leading electronics equipment and software company in a breach of software license case*

Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

  • (JAMS Arbitration) — As lead trial counsel, obtained arbitration award and judgment awarding attorneys’ fees to client in matter involving IP licensing and allegations of unfair competition*
  • (AAA Arbitration) — Served as lead trial counsel in the representation of a company involved in the development of ground-breaking silicon polymer chemistry; obtained a finding of trade secrets misappropriation*
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Professional Activities

Member: State Bar of California, Bar Association of San Francisco, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, and Mechanics Institute of San Francisco

Life member: Asian American Manufacturers Association

Board member: Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Northern California Chapter, 2005–2012

Recognition

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Patent Litigation, California, 2013–2016

The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Litigation - Intellectual Property and Patent Law (San Francisco), 2011−2018

Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), 2004−2018

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, 2015 and 2016

Daily Journal, Top 75 IP Lawyers list, 2014

Daily Journal, Top 100 Leading Lawyers in California list, 2007

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专业资格

Education

J.D., 1981
Georgetown University Law Center
(Dean’s List Honors)
B.S., Biology, 1977
University of California, Berkeley

Admissions

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California

Courts

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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