David Jeanchung Tsai
About David Jeanchung TsaiDavid J. Tsai is an associate in Perkins Coie's San Francisco office and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Tsai's practice focuses on trade secret and patent litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA), biotechnologies, the Internet, software, semiconductors, and medical devices. His legal experience also includes 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 dealing with patent interference in the area of biotechnology. Mr. Tsai has written on Hatch-Waxman related issues and Internet software applications.
During law school, Mr. Tsai served as an extern to the Honorable Howard R. Lloyd of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and a law clerk for the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (AIDS Legal Services).
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Tsai worked in product management at Internet/software startups Zaplet, Inc., and TimeDance.com funded by Kleiner Perkins and the Mayfield Fund, respectively. He focused on developing platforms for collaborative communications.
Mr. Tsai also previously led the U.S. product management team for Corbett's Rotor-Gene (real-time PCR) product line. In addition, he has authored numerous articles for scientific publications (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Experimental Neurology, and Society of Neuroscience Abstracts) related to his undergraduate honors thesis and graduate research at Harvard Medical School and Stanford on stem cell and viral gene therapy tools for the treatment of
neurological diseases and cancer.
Mr. Tsai currently serves on the Board of Directors of the BASF and SVIPLA and was named Barrister of the Year by the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 2010 and a "Rising Star" in IP litigation by Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Tsai is committed to serving pro bono clients on behalf of the firm. He is the recipient of the Minority Bar Coalition's Rising Star Award and the ABA Section of Litigation's Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award.
Mr. Tsai is fluent in spoken Taiwanese and Chinese Mandarin and a member of Perkins' Taiwan Practice Group.
Directory Practice Areas
- Intellectual Property
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Harvard University||B.A.||Biochemical Sciences|
|Stanford University||M.S.||Biological Sciences|
|Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara University||J.D.|
|Board of Directors||Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)||2010-Current|
|Co-Chair, Social Committee||Asian American Bar Association (AABA)||2010-Current|
|Law Alumni Board of Directors||Santa Clara University School of Law||2009-Current|
|Secretary, Board of Directors||Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA)||2008-Current|
|Details: Treasurer, 2009-2010; Program Chair, 2008-2009|
|Board of Directors||AIDS Legal Referral Panel||2008-Current|
|Co-Chair, Board of Directors||Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)||2007-Current|
|Details: Treasurer, 2007-2009|
|Board of Directors||BASF Barristers Club||2009-2011|
|Details: Diversity Director, 2009-2010|
|Co-Chair||Minority Bar Coalition||2009-2010|
|Board of Directors||Santa Clara County Bar Association||2007-2008|
|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|
|Section of Litigation Committee Co-Chair, American Bar Assoication|
|Member, California State Bar|
Articles & Publications
Google Scholar: A New Way to Search for Cases and Related Legal Publications
The Bar Association of San Francisco