Peter Chen is a partner in the Litigation Department in the Silicon Valley office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and
related strategic counseling and licensing. Mr. Chen has practiced intellectual property litigation since 1984, and has been involved in over 75 patent infringement lawsuits regarding computer hardware, software and Internet related inventions, and biotechnology and medical devices.
He has also handled copyright infringement litigation for software clients and over 25 trade secret lawsuits, several of which involved parallel
criminal proceedings. In addition, he advises companies on a broad range of issues involving intellectual property management and licensing, standards organizations, information security and open source licensing.
Before joining Latham & Watkins in 2007, Mr. Chen had been a partner at other major law firms and had served as general counsel for Ingenio, an internet telephony company (acquired by AT&T), and for a leading semiconductor company, Linear Technology, as well as vice president of intellectual property for Cadence Design Systems, a Fortune 1000 software company. Mr. Chen has also served as a Lawyer
Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and at the
Santa Clara University School of Law.
Mr. Chen currently chairs the Pro Bono committee for the Silicon Valley office. He is listed as a 2011 Super Lawyer, in the 2010 edition of Legal 500 US for patent litigation, and in The Best Lawyers in America 2011, for Intellectual Property Law. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
US Patent and Trademark Office
JD, University of California, Davis School of Law, 1983
Executive Editor, UC Davis Law Review (1982-83)
MS, Stanford University, 1980
BS, Stanford University, 1980, with Departmental Honors