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Mayer Brown strengthens global IP practice with addition of David Wang in Palo Alto

12 January 2016
Mayer Brown announced today that David Wang has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in Palo Alto. Previously, he was a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP in that firm’s Silicon Valley office.

“David is a well-known IP litigator with a strong track record of handling large, complex patent litigation matters and an impressive background in electrical engineering and high technology, both of which will enable the firm to better serve technology and life sciences companies in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said John Mancini, co-leader of the firm’s global Intellectual Property practice.

“David’s extensive experience in representing companies in Asia—particularly those based in Japan, Taiwan and China—on US patent litigation matters further expands the depth and breadth of Mayer Brown’s rapidly-growing global IP capabilities,” added Alan Grimaldi, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice.

Mr. Wang focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation, trade secret litigation, and adversarial patent licensing negotiations. He handles high-stakes patent infringement matters before various courts, the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission in Section 337 actions. Mr. Wang has experience representing clients in a wide range of technologies including: electronics, digital and analog circuits, software, semiconductor devices, semiconductor processes, memory chips, circuit emulation, power circuits, computers, servers, disk drives, robotics, high definition TV, plasma and LCD displays, DVD players, optics, optical communication products, routers, lasers, wireless communication devices and protocols, mobile phones, base stations, microprocessors, network switches, 802.11 devices, silicon on substrate devices, bar code scanners, medical devices, catheters, surgical tools, ultrasound imaging machines, MRI machines, pacemakers, defibrillators, MEMS devices, RFID, organic semiconductors and chemicals.

“Mayer Brown’s international reputation, strong patent litigation capabilities and collaborative culture provide the perfect global platform for me to serve clients in the US and in Asia,” said Mr. Wang. “I look forward to working with new colleagues from various practice areas and leveraging my deep experience to contribute to the expansion of Mayer Brown’s Intellectual Property practice.”

“We welcome David’s arrival, which continues our growth here in Palo Alto. David’s experience on IP-related matters will be a boon to our clients,” said Edward D. (Ward) Johnson, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Palo Alto office.

Mr. Wang earned a JD from the University of Southern California School of Law. He received BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

Mayer Brown’s multi-disciplinary, full-service global IP practice has experienced explosive growth during the past three years—nearly doubling its size. The practice consists of more than 100 lawyers in over 14 offices, including Europe and Asia. Innovators at global multinationals, emerging growth companies and established mid-sized businesses all rely on Mayer Brown’s global IP practice to help protect, preserve and enforce their IP assets. The practice is fully integrated with other firm practices and offices around the world—particularly in key business centers, including Brazil, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

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