Semiconductor

Representative clients

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company  •  SanDisk Corporation  •  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. •  Xilinx, Inc.  •   Qualcomm Inc.

We earned long-standing relationships with numerous semiconductor companies, by winning some of the industry’s most complex and groundbreaking cases.

Our cases for the semiconductor industry include historical patent and trade secret cases, as well as government investigations and class actions.

We earned long-standing relationships with numerous semiconductor companies, by winning some of the industry’s most complex and groundbreaking cases.

Our cases for the semiconductor industry include historical patent and trade secret cases, as well as government investigations and class actions.

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

Bob Van Nest Named Litigator of the Week

12/15/2016

Bob Van Nest cements himself as Silicon Valley’s copyright defense lawyer. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute 2016

Dec 8-9, 2016

Ashok Ramani will present "Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages after Halo" at the prestigious conference. Read more

The National Law Journal’s Winning Litigators: High Stakes, Significant Victories

12/05/2016

Bob Van Nest was selected as one of the year's best litigators. Read more

Defend Trade Secrets Act

11/07/2016

Jeff Chanin will present "Adapting Litigation Strategies to the Provisions of the Act." Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Four Partners Named to List of the 75 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California

08/17/2016

Bob Van Nest, Christa Anderson, Ashok Ramani and David Silbert were chosen for their groundbreaking work on behalf of established tech titans and cutting-edge Bay Area startups. Read more

Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee: Supreme Court Clears the Way for the PTAB to Continue Its Practices in Inter Partes Review Proceedings

07/12/2016

Gene Paige will provide an overview of the decision, and its potential impact on pending and future IPR proceedings Read more

Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases

05/13/2016

Rachael Meny will discuss how to protect trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers. Read more

10th Annual Patent Law Institute - New York

April 14-15, 2016

Asim Bhansali will present "Non-Practicing Entities: What's the Big Deal?" Read more

Alice Test: Is It Clearing District Court Dockets and Making the Concept of Preemption for Ineligible Subject Matter a Dead Issue?

04/14/2016

Ashok Ramani will address this topic at California Lawyer's upcoming Patent Disputes Forum. Read more

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

The State of IP Across Industry Verticals

12/03/2015

David Silbert will present at the IP Value Summit. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/31/2015

Less than 40 law firm litigators from throughout California were chosen. Winners were selected for handling—and often solving—the most crucial problems tech companies face. Read more

How To Monetize Failure

07/23/2015

Paven Malhotra discusses how inventors and businesses must think of IP from an offensive and defensive perspective. Read more

IP Defense: Silicon Valley 2015

06/18/2015

Ashok Ramani will present "Defensive Trial Strategies" at the IP Defense: Silicon Valley conference. Read more

Leo Lam Reveals Significance of High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling

05/27/2015

In Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc., the Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Read more

Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum

05/20/2015

Adam Lauridsen will co-chair this annual event for in-house counsel and patent litigators. Read more

Crossed Wires: Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age

03/19/2015

Ashok Ramani's panel will discuss the price that ordinary citizens pay in the name of cybersecurity. Read more

Staging a Multi-front Patent War

01/13/2015

Gene Paige provides ten things that companies considering engaging in patent litigation outside of the United States should consider before taking action. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute

12/11/2014

Matthias Kamber will present "Joint/Divided Infringement" at the 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute. Read more

International Women's Leadership Forum

12/09/2014

Christa Anderson will present "Litigation and Technology Trends." Read more

4th Annual Patent Disputes Forum

12/04/2014

Ashok Ramani and other key players in patent litigation will share their knowledge, experience, and insight into the most recent issues in patent disputes. Read more

Decline in Patent Suits Raises Questions for Attorneys, Law Firms

11/11/2014

Ashok Ramani comments on how the Alice decision will impact NPE lawsuits seeking nuisance fee settlements. Read more

Did My Copyright Get Lost In The Cloud?

11/07/2014

Michael Kwun will present this topic at the 2014 NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Convention. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of the 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law

09/26/2014

Law360 included Ms. Anderson in its select group of female attorneys for leading the charge in waging high-stakes patent battles and other sophisticated intellectual property litigation. Read more

Quyen Ta Named one of The Recorder's Women Leaders in Tech Law

09/18/2014

Ms. Ta litigates high-stakes cases for technology companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), HTC and Impax. Read more

Brian Ferrall and His Team Score Another Patent Win for Intel in the Federal Circuit

09/17/2014

The Federal Circuit declined to review a ruling in a semiconductor patent dispute that found infringement suits must be thrown out when the co-owner of a patent decides not to participate. Read more

Fed. Circ. Tosses University's Patent Suit Against Intel

06/09/2014

The Federal Circuit day affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the University of New Mexico's patent arm alleging Intel Corp. infringed a patent for lithographic methods used in semiconductor manufacturing Read more

Do the Metes and Bounds of Patent Claims Limit Academic Freedom?

06/09/2014

Gene Paige analyzes whether patent law may limit academic freedom in the June issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. Read more

Brian Ferrall Weighs In On High Court's Patent Indefiniteness Ruling

06/02/2014

The Supreme Court ruled the Federal Circuit's long-standing precedent for proving a patent indefinite allowed for too much ambiguity. Mr. Ferrall explains why the decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. is significant. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

05/27/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

Patent litigation proponents pursue other efforts as Senate bill stalls

05/22/2014

Ashok Ramani comments on what needs to occur before Congress considers more legislation. Read more

2014 Patent Disputes Forum

05/06/2014

Ashok Ramani, Leo Lam, Gene Paige and other distinguished faculty will share their experience and insight into critical patent litigation topics. Read more

Gene Paige Explains Significance of High Court's Patent Rulings

04/29/2014

The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit's standards for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases must be eased. Read more

Patent Trolls and Patent Reform Conference

03/21/2014

Patent reform is once again in the headlines, as the Supreme Court, Congress, and even state attorneys general target perceived abuses of the litigation system by patent trolls and others. Ashok Ramani and other knowledgeable lawyers, judges, and academics will discuss the prospects and impact of the most likely reforms. Read more

2014 Patent Law Institute

March 17-18, 2014

Matthias Kamber will be a featured speaker at this annual institute, designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. Read more

Best Practices for Litigating & Managing Disputes under AIA

11/05/2013

Matthias Kamber will address this critical topic at the 2013 Litigating Patent Disputes Conference. Read more

Christa Anderson Named one of the Top Women Leaders in Tech Law

07/29/2013

Ms. Anderson was chosen for her proven ability to handle game-changing, law-shaping, market moving work in the technology sector. Read more

Finding The Best Cure

06/25/2013

Matthias Kamber explains how recent White House executive actions and proposals targeting frivolous litigation are efforts to treat the symptoms of a broken system rather than cure it. Read more

Matthias Kamber Named Rising Star

04/01/2013

Law360 honored attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments in major litigation belie their age. Read more

When Key Employees Go to Competitors

05/09/2011

Rachael Meny provides five steps companies can take to steps to minimize the potential litigation risks associated with key employee hires. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Dismissal of ITC Investigation

11/16/2010

Keker & Van Nest represented Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Read more

Chip Makers Settle Trade Secrets Suit

02/01/2005

In a case that pitted two San Francisco business litigators against each other, a China-based chip-making startup will pay Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. $175 million to settle a trade secrets theft suit. Read more

Trade-Secrets Case Felt Like 'Star Wars'

12/09/2002

Jeff Chanin represented Cadence Design Software Systems, Inc. in a trade secrets and copyright infringement case against Avant! Corp Read more

Semiconductor Patent Case Goes To Keker

11/21/2000

After a seven-year legal brawl between two leading companies in the multibillion-dollar semiconductor industry, a federal jury in San Jose has decided that Altera Corp. infringed on two patents held by its main competitor, Xilinx Inc. Read more