Betty Chen, a Principal in the Silicon Valley and Austin offices of Fish & Richardson, is the firm’s Global Hiring Principal and has an expansive litigation practice that spans all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Chen has successfully tried and managed matters through all phases of litigation in a variety of forums, including federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration. She has substantial experience in patent litigation involving a myriad of technologies, particularly in the fields of computer software, computer hardware, medical devices, and consumer products. Ms. Chen has also successfully represented clients in trademark, copyright, licensing, trade secrets, contracts, and employment disputes. Recently, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized Ms. Chen as a "Top 40 Under 40" (2016).
Ms. Chen’s courtroom work includes conducting witness examinations at trial as well as arguing disputed motions at pre-trial hearings. Ms. Chen has also handled pre-suit investigations, managed complex discovery, defended and taken numerous depositions, including expert depositions, drafted appellate briefs and assisted her clients in managing post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
Ms. Chen is also committed to giving back to the legal community by increasing diversity within the profession. She is on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area non-profit organization, Asian Law Alliance. She also co-leads the office’s Women’s Initiative Program, serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, and is Fish’s 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. Furthermore, Ms. Chen serves as a Group Leader for litigation associates in Fish’s Silicon Valley office and provides mentorship and guidance to junior attorneys through that role.
Previously, Ms. Chen was a law clerk to the Honorable Ron Clark, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and a judicial intern for the Honorable William Wayne Justice, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Ms. Chen is part of the planning committee for the Eastern District of Texas Bench and Bar Conference. During law school, Ms. Chen obtained the Best Brief award for the Moot Court Competition, was a Judging Director on the Board of Advocates, and received a Texas Law Fellowship. Ms. Chen has also worked in the legal department at Devon Energy.
Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Apple Inc. – Representing Apple in three Eastern District of Texas suits accusing smartphones, computers, Apple TV and Apple Watch of patent infringement
In the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Computers, Tablet Computers, Digital Media Players, and Cameras – Representing Apple in an International Trade Commission investigation involving six patents
Sheex Inc. v. Bedgear LLC and Sheex Inc. v. E&E – Representing Sheex in patent infringement suits concerning fabric technology
Memory Integrity LLC v. Apple Inc. – Representing Apple in patent infringement suit concerning multiprocessor systems
Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft – Representing Microsoft in patent infringement suit concerning digital rights management
EveryScape, Inc. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated – Represented Adobe in patent infringement suit accusing technology in Photoshop; won jury trial of patent invalidity
E-Contact Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc., et al. – Represented Apple in patent infringement suit involving autocomplete technology; successfully invalidated patent on summary judgment
Reihanifam v. Fresenius – Representing Fresenius against claims of retaliation, failure to prevent retaliation, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, breach of contract, and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; won jury trial on all claims
MicroUnity Systems Engineering Inc. v. Apple Inc., et al. – Represented Apple in patent infringement suit concerning computer processors; case settled shortly before trial
Prism Technologies v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, et al – Represented Adobe in patent infringement action related to activation software; case settled shortly before trial
Ariba, Inc. v. Coupa Software Inc. – Represented Coupa in California state court against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and conversion; case settled during discovery
Hagenbuch v. Komatsu America Incorporated – Represented Komatsu against claims of breach of contract and patent infringement involving vehicular technology; case settled during discovery
MasterObjects, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. – Represented Microsoft in patent infringement suit related to Internet search and autocomplete technology; case settled during discovery
Vantage Point Technology, Inc. v. Apple Inc. – Represented Apple in patent infringement suit related to data processing systems; case settled during discovery
PanTaurus LLC v. Apple – Represented Apple in patent infringement suit related to secure access to computer systems; case settled during discovery
InNova Patent Licensing v. Microsoft Corp. – Represented Microsoft in patent infringement suit related to electronic mail messaging technology; case settled during discovery
Airmid IP LLC v. Terumo Cardiovascular System Corporation – Represented Terumo in patent infringement suit related to technology for cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia; case settled during discovery
Hubbell Incorporated et al. v. The Watt Stopper, Inc. – Represented Watt Stopper in patent infringement suit involving lighting technology; case settled shortly before trial
In the Matter of Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions, Media Players, and Cameras, 337-TA-709 – Represented Freescale Semiconductor in a three patent International Trade Commission investigation involving semiconductor circuits and packaging technologies
February 6, 2015
Fish & Richardson Wins Wrongful Termination and Breach of Contract Suit for Fresenius
May 18, 2016
SHEEX, Inc. Announces Favorable Settlement of Three Separate Patent Infringement Lawsuits
March 14, 2016
Fish & Richardson Principal Betty Chen appointed Global Hiring Principal
January 8, 2014
Fish Elevates 19 Attorneys to Principal