David Jeanchung Tsai

Contact: 415.344.7000
Experience:
Law School: Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara University
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit

OVERVIEW

About David Jeanchung Tsai
David Tsai is a Counsel in Perkins Coie LLP’s San Francisco and Taipei offices and a member of Perkins’ Commercial Litigation Practice Group. David’s practice focuses on trade secret and patent litigation involving the Internet, software, semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, and medical devices. His legal experience also includes successfully second chairing a trade secrets arbitration case involving silicon technology, litigating in the areas of copyrights and trademarks, preparing and prosecuting U.S. electrical engineering patent applications, drafting patentability, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions, as well as patent interference in the area of biotechnology. David has written and lectured on Internet software applications, Hatch-Waxman/ Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation, and stem cell gene therapy. He is Past President of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to his legal career, David worked in product management at Internet/software startups. He focused on developing platforms for online collaborative communications. David also previously led the U.S. product management team for Corbett's Rotor-Gene (real-time PCR) product line and helped develop the first online problem sets at Stanford University. David is committed to serving pro bono clients. He has represented pro bono clients at settlement conferences through the Northern District Court Assisted Settlement Conference Program. David has been recognized as a top 50 California Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Recorder, Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation, Best Lawyer Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and one of the Daily Journal’s Top "Five Associates To Watch" in California. David is fluent in spoken Taiwanese and Chinese Mandarin and has successfully represented numerous Taiwan and China-based companies.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
 SpokenWritten
ChineseYes 
Professional Experience
Counsel,
-Current
Education
Harvard UniversityB.A.
Stanford UniversityM.S.
Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara UniversityJ.D.
Professional Activities
Board of Directors Bar Association of San Francisco JDC 2013-Current
Board of Directors Asian American Bar Association (AABA) 2012-Current
Law Alumni Board of Directors Santa Clara University School of Law 2009-Current
Immediate Past President, Board of Directors Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) 2008-Current
Details: President, 2012-2013; VP, 2011-2012, Secretary, 2010-2011, Treasurer, 2009-2010; Program Chair, 2008-2009
Board of Directors AIDS Legal Referral Panel 2008-2013
Board of Directors Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) 2010-2012
Board of Directors BASF Barristers Club 2009-2011
Details: Diversity Director, 2009-2010
Co-Chair, Board of Directors Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) 2007-2011
Details: Co-Chair, 2009-2011, Treasurer, 2007-2009
Co-Chair Minority Bar Coalition 2009-2010
Board of Directors Santa Clara County Bar Association 2007-2008
Awards
Inaugural Young Alumni Rising Star Award, Santa Clara University School of Law
Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Best Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Top 5 Associates To Watch In California, Daily Journal
Top 50 On The Fast Track, The Recorder
Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Barrister of the Year, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Minority Bar Coalition
Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, ABA Section of Litigation
Professional Associations
Member, California State Bar
-Current
Section of Litigation Committee Co-Chair, American Bar Association
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