Ian Chen


Ian Chen’s practice focuses on patent and other complex intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Chen holds a degree in electrical engineering with a focus on wireless communications theory. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Chen worked as a sales engineer in Silicon Valley, with a special emphasis on providing custom-engineered solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing and solar power industries. Mr. Chen also has experience with software development in a startup environment.

During law school, Mr. Chen served as senior notes editor for the Hastings Law Journal. He also competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, winning the award for National Best Brief. Additionally, Mr. Chen served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Charles R. Breyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Some of Mr. Chen’s matters include representation of:

  • SanDisk Corp. in a successful enforcement of a patent license agreement resulting in a $28.5 million verdict; and in district court antitrust litigation involving patent license agreements;
  • Google Inc. in district court patent litigation and inter partes review proceedings involving multimedia content identification;
  • Medtronic, Inc. in district court patent litigation and inter partes review proceedings involving endoluminal medical devices; and
  • BlackBerry Ltd. in achieving favorable settlements in -multiple patent litigation matters in the Eastern District of Texas involving smartphones, cameras, GPS devices, and digital rights management.


  • “In Practice: Court Clarifies FRAND Rate Standards,” The Recorder, May 10, 2013
  • “What The Motorola FRAND Ruling Means For Your Company,” Law360, May 2, 2013



  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2012 (summa cum laude)
  • B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2005


  • California

Ian Chen

Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation