Darryl is a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and veteran first chair IP trial lawyer who has represented a variety of clients in high profile and “bet-the-company” litigation in both district courts and at the ITC. He served as counsel for the original Napster in its struggle against the recording industry, he defended Google Earth from patent attack, and his experience with handheld mobile communications devices reaches as far back as the Palm and Treo smartphones. His $74.7M jury verdict for a semiconductor industry client in the Northern District of California was one of the top awards the year in which it was tried. More recently, he defended NFL Entertainment with respect to patents asserted against his client directed to aspects of its interactive TV and video streaming services. Among other accolades, he has been named to The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the Top 100 Leading Lawyers in California, a Top 75 IP Lawyer in California, and to the IAM Patent 1000 list of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. For fun, he recently served as a technical advisor for the fifth season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” show, and has a page on IMDb.com.
Darryl received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1981 and his Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Darryl is a licensed member of the State Bar of California, and a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Mechanics Institute of San Francisco, and ITC Trial Lawyers Association. He also served as a member of the board of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers from 2005 to 2012. Darryl is admitted to practice in California, all federal district courts in California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 9th and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.