Michael C. Chow


Orange County

Michael Chow, a partner in the Orange County office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation.

Michael has worked on matters for companies including Canon Inc., Ricoh, Panasonic, eBay, eBay Enterprise, Foxconn, Robert Bosch, Realtek, Anker, Fujitsu Limited, and NVIDIA Corporation covering technologies such as eCommerce, Bluetooth, automotive technology, optical networking and telecommunication, graphics processing, and signal equalization.

Prior to law school, Michael was a mechanical engineer with M-E Engineers, Inc., in Culver City, Calif., where he designed the HVAC systems, including sizing equipment and devising airflows, for hospitals, sporting venues, and office buildings. His projects included Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Calif., and Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

  • Litigation

    • WSOU Investments, LLC v. Canon Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.): Successfully defended Canon in six patent cases asserting infringement of patents previously owned by Nokia.
    • Robert Bosch, LLC v. Westport Fuel Systems Canada, Inc. (E.D. Tex.): Representing Robert Bosch, LLC in a declaratory judgment action involving fuel-injector technology.
    • Fundamental Innovation Systems Int'l LLC v. Anker Innovations Ltd. et al (D. Del): Defending Anker in a four-patent case asserting infringement of patents formerly owned by Blackberry.
    • Canon Inc. v. Avigilon USA Corporation, Inc. et al (E.D.NY, PTAB): Effectively used IPRs to support our offensive litigation in dispute with a competitor in the security surveillance market.
    • In the Matter of Certain Digital Video Capable Devices and Components Thereof (ITC): Defended Respondent Realtek against claims of patent infringement in a four-patent investigation before the ITC related to digital rights management and digital security. The Commission upheld the ALJ's finding of no-violation.
    • In the Matter of Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (ITC): Defended Respondents in a patent infringement action before the ITC. The Commission found the patent not infringed and invalid.