David Jeanchung Tsai

David Jeanchung Tsai

Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Patents, Antitrust, Intellectual Property...
  • California
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David Tsai is a Partner in Vinson & Elkins LLP’s San Francisco office. David's practice focuses on patent, trade secret, complex breach of contract, and product defect litigation for companies innovating biotechnology (pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering), medical devices, software (Internet and mobile apps), and hardware (semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, solar wafers and light-emitting diodes/LED/OLED). His legal experience includes second chairing international arbitration cases, 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. He also represents clients in patent negotiations, licensing and overall intellectual property strategy. David has been quoted in various business and technology publications including The New York Times. He has written and lectured on Hatch-Waxman/ Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation, standard essential patents, FRAND/ RAND royalties, Internet software applications, stem cell gene therapy, and U.S. patent law. Prior to his legal career, David worked in product management at Internet startups focusing on developing online collaborative communications platforms. David also previously led the product management team for a real-time PCR DNA detection product line and co-developed the first online problem sets at Stanford University. David has been recognized as a top 50 California Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Recorder, Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation, and Best Lawyer Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. David is fluent in spoken Taiwanese and Chinese Mandarin and represents over 30 leading Taiwan, China and Korea based companies.

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • Chinese: Spoken
Professional Experience
Partner
- Current
Partner/Counsel
Perkins Coie LLP
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Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.
Harvard University
B.A.
Stanford University
M.S.
Awards
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
Inaugural Young Alumni Rising Star Award
Santa Clara University School of Law
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Barrister of the Year
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Minority Bar Coalition
Outstanding Subcommittee Chair
ABA Section of Litigation
Professional Associations
Board of Directors
Bar Association of San Francisco JDC
- Current
Board of Directors
Asian American Bar Association (AABA)
- Current
Law Alumni Board of Directors
- Current
Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA)
- Current
Activities: President, 2012-2013; VP, 2011-2012, Secretary, 2010-2011, Treasurer, 2009-2010; Program Chair, 2008-2009
Member
California State Bar # 244479
- Current
Board of Directors
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
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Board of Directors
Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
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Section of Litigation Committee Co-Chair
American Bar Association
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Board of Directors
BASF Barristers Club
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Activities: Diversity Director, 2009-2010
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
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Activities: Co-Chair, 2009-2011, Treasurer, 2007-2009
Co-Chair
Minority Bar Coalition
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Board of Directors
Santa Clara County Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Google Scholar: A New Way to Search for Cases and Related Legal Publications
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
525 Market Street
Vinson & Elkins LLP
525 Market Street, Suite 2750
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA
Toll-Free: (415) 979-6900
Fax: (415) 276-2372