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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

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Alan C. Chen

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Alan Chen’s practice focuses primarily on patent litigation. He also litigates disputes involving other types of intellectual property, e-commerce, privacy, and international trade. Mr. Chen represents both domestic and foreign clients in the technology, consumer goods, insurance, broadcasting, publishing, entertainment, fashion and e-commerce industries.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, Mr. Chen practiced patent and other IP and commercial litigation at Fox Rothschild and Sedgwick. Before entering the legal field, Mr. Chen served as Executive Director of Vision 21, an organization that lobbied federal and state legislatures on policy issues involving multilingual government services in California.

Notable Representations

  • On behalf of manufacturing company, obtained jury verdict of willful infringement in a patent trial against a nationwide distributor of desktop stationary products;
  • Multiple litigations successfully defending against a leading global software company for copyright and trademark infringement claims involving sales of computer operation systems, server and enterprise database management software;
  • On behalf of a Chinese manufacturer of storage products for one of the largest retailers in the United States, obtained a $4.3 million jury verdict against the plaintiff in an international commercial dispute involving claims for breach of contract;
  • Served as panel outside counsel on trademark litigations for one of the largest retailers in the United States and globally;
  • On behalf of a large real estate developer, obtained favorable judgment in 5-day bench trial in a commercial dispute relating to management and operation of real estate projects;
  • Served as designated technology counsel for the parent corporation of a multi-billion dollar bank to oversee forensic extraction and preservation of 200 terabytes of data from a legacy computer system on a litigation involving one of the largest U.S bank failures;
  • Served as a global apparel retailer’s e-commerce and regulatory compliance counsel for the U.S. territory; reported directly to the global general counsel and U.S operations managers on U.S laws and regulations;
  • Served as one of three trial counsel in a 10-week trial representing an insurance company defending against bad faith claims for rescission; and
  • Served as principal defense counsel for various domain portfolio management companies relating to claims for cybersquatting;
  • Significant experience working with China- and Taiwan-based companies on (1) litigation matters involving indemnity, commercial disputes, product liability, jurisdiction, service of process and patent claims involving territorial limitations and conflicting registrations, and (2) transactional matters on licensing, technology transfer, e-commerce, international collections, supplier agreements, and IP enforcement.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Selectee, Southern California Super Lawyers® (2014, 2015)
  • Selectee, Southern California Super Lawyers® , “Rising Stars” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Board Member, Taiwanese American Lawyers Association (2005-present)
  • Council Member, Asian Pacific American Legal Center (2005-2013)
  • Web Editor, American Bar Association, First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee (2007-2010)
  • “National and International Patent Law: U.S., Europe, China and Beyond” panelist, 3rd Annual Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum, Daily Journal and Thomson Reuters, May 20, 2015
  • “U.S.-China Cross‑Border Business: Safeguarding Your Investments” panelist, American Bar Association, Shanghai Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 2, 2014
  • “Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights Abroad-IP Meets the Pacific Rim: Cross Border Branding in an Era of Multi-Platform Licensing, Privacy and Trade Secrets” panelist, ABA Section of International Law and Los Angeles County Bar Association, September 20, 2011
  • “Common Challenges for Chinese Companies Doing Business in the United States” presenter, Chinese Economic Council, August 21, 2010
  • “Managing Your Intellectual Property” panelist, Taiwanese American Lawyers Association Law Seminar, July, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • “Harnessing the Power of Social Media Networking” presenter, Fashion Group International, May 28, 2009

Lingue

Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka

Formazione

Southwestern Law School
J.D., 2002

University of California, San Diego
B.A., 1993

Iscritto all’Ordine degli Avvocati (bar) di:

California

Corti

U.S. Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court - Central District of CA
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of CA
U.S. District Court - Northern District of CA
U.S. District Court - Southern District of CA