Darryl M. Woo is a partner at Fenwick & West LLP and chair of its Litigation Group. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and concentrates his practice on patent litigation and other complex technology litigation, principally in the areas of semiconductors, information technology, life sciences and biotechnology. In January 2007, Mr. Woo, as lead counsel, obtained a $74.7 million jury verdict in a patent case tried in the Northern District of California for client Asyst Technologies. This verdict was ranked by VerdictSearch as the fourth largest IP litigation verdict of 2007, and one of the top 20 largest verdicts overall in the U.S.
He has appeared as lead counsel in patent litigation across the country, including the ITC, on 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.
Mr. Woo received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1981, and his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977. Mr. Woo has lectured often on trial practice techniques, patent and IP litigation strategy, and other substantive law topics for the Practising Law Institute and other organizations. Mr. Woo has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Intellectual Property and Patent law; named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation each year since 2004; and named one of California's Top 100 Leading Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2007.