Chet Campbell litigates patent cases at the U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. District Courts for some of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies. Having extensive experience spanning a wide array of computer technology, including semiconductors, hardware, and software, Chet is well equipped to counsel his clients with both offensive and defensive strategies to protect their innovations.
Chet has represented large and small clients across the country and has substantial experience in both competitor suits and large joint defense groups. Valued by clients and colleagues for his ability to formulate creative approaches to complex legal issues, Chet has employed his out-of-the-box thinking in matters such as his defense of a Fortune 10 consumer electronics company at the ITC, which resulted in an early and successful invalidity challenge of most of the claims at issue. In another notable success at the ITC, he represented Aspen Aerogels Inc. in a disputeagainst two overseas competitors, and the ITC issued a limited exclusion order barring importation of the competitors’ products. Articulate and communicative, Chet makes it a priority to keep his clients well informed along every step of the litigation process.
Chet’s experience spans all phases of litigation, from strategic evaluations at the pre-suit diligence phase to discovery, trial, and appeal. His practice encompasses a range of technologies, including:
Mobile electronic devices
Remote radio control systems for mobile electronic devices
Dynamically generated web applets
Graphical user interfaces for trading commodities
Aerogel insulation materials
Prior to joining Fish, Chet interned for the Honorable Haldane R. Mayer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Since 2017, Chet has devoted time to pro bono cases with Kids in Need of Defense, providing legal defense to unaccompanied migrant and refugee children who are facing deportation to unsafe situations.
Outside of work, Chet enjoys spending time with his kids, running, and cultivating his woodworking skills.
U.S. International Trade Commission Cases
Semiconductor Devices, Mobile Devices Containing The Same, and Components Thereof, Inv. 337-TA-1336 (ITC 2023) (J. Bhattacharyya) – Represented respondent Samsung Electronics in patent infringement case concerning semiconductor fabrication.
Certain Lithium Ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. 337-TA-1181 (ITC 2019) (J. Lord) – Represented complainants LG Chem and Toray Industries in patent infringement case concerning lithium ion batteries.
Case Name Confidential (ITC 2022) (J. Elliot) – Represented respondent, a Fortune 10 consumer electronics company, in a patent infringement case concerning mobile devices.
Certain Capacitive Touch Sensing Systems, Capacitive Touch Sensing Controllers, Microcontrollers with Capacitive Touch Sensing Functionality, and Components Thereof, Inv. 337-TA-1268 (ITC 2021) (J. Cheney) – Represented respondent in a patent infringement case concerning touchscreen controllers.
Case Name Confidential (ITC 2017) (J. McNamara) – Represented respondent, a Fortune 10 consumer electronics company, in a patent infringement case concerning memory arrays.
Case Name Confidential (ITC 2016) (J. McNamara) – Represented complainant in a patent infringement case concerning aerogel insulation.
District Court Cases
Theta IP, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al. (W.D. Tex. 2020) (J. Albright) – Represented defendant Samsung Electronics in multi-patent infringement case involving transceiver technology.
Acorn Semi, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al. (E.D. Tex. 2019) (J. Gilstrap) – Represented defendant Samsung Electronics in multi-patent infringement case involving semiconductor fabrication technology.
Ericsson v. Samsung Electronics (E.D. Tex.) (J. Gilstrap) – Represented defendant Samsung Electronics in multi-patent infringement case involving a wide array of consumer electronics technologies.
ViaTech Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation (D. Del.) (J. Andrews) – Represented defendant Microsoft in patent infringement case concerning anti-piracy software.
Case Name Confidential (N.D. Ill. & D. Del.) ( J. Shah & J. Robinson) – Represented defendant, a global materials science technology company, in patent and contract litigation concerning optical fibers.
Sunrise Technologies, Inc. v. CIMCON Lighting, Inc. (D. Mass. 2015) (J. Gorton) – Represented defendant CIMCON in patent litigation concerning wireless controllers for street lights.
Chart Trading Development v. TradeStation Group, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2016) (J. Gilstrap) – Represented defendant TradeStation in patent litigation concerning GUIs for trading commodities.
Trading Technologies Int’l v. TradeStation Group, et al. (N.D. Ill. 2016) (J. Kendall) – Represented defendant TradeStation in patent litigation concerning GUIs for trading commodities.
Parallel Networks, LLC v. Backstage Web Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex. 2012) (J. Schroeder) – Represented multiple defendants in patent litigation concerning software for generating applets.
Parallel Networks, LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. et al. (E.D. Tex. 2012) (J. Schroeder) – Represented multiple defendants in patent litigation concerning software for generating applets.
Federal Circuit Cases
Acorn Semi, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. (Fed. Cir. 2022)
TradeStation Group, Inc. v. Trading Technologies Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2017)