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Linhong Zhang is an experienced trial and litigation attorney who has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in patent litigation for 2014-2018. Mr. Zhang tries intellectual property cases and offers strategic counseling to clients. He has successfully litigated high technology cases across the country, including in Delaware, Texas, California, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

With a background in computer science and finance, Mr. Zhang serves his clients by getting to know their business, developing creative and effective solutions, and conducting litigations with efficiency. He has handled cases involving 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile standards, computer power management, flash memory, volatile memory, online sales systems, web browsers and applications, Internet billing methods, advertising display systems, video compression, graphical user interfaces, network monitoring, and software customization.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Zhang was a programmer analyst at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). At Freddie Mac, Mr. Zhang developed enterprise application software for loan origination, servicing, and pooling. Mr. Zhang’s software development experience includes programming in C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Perl, and SQL. Mr. Zhang also has experience working with TCP/IP, UDP, J2EE, and relational databases.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Interplay of Patent and Trade Secrets,” China Ministry of Commerce, Nanjing, China (June 2017)
  • “Interplay of Patent and Trade Secrets,” China Ministry of Commerce, Shenzhen, China (June 2017)
  • “Design Arounds in 337 Investigations,” China Ministry of Commerce, Guangzhou, China (June 2017)

ITC Proceedings

Certain UMTS and LTE Cellular Communication Modules and Products Containing the Same – 337-TA-1240 – Representing respondent Quectel in a patent infringement action involving patents alleged to be essential to LTE and UMTS.  Case pending.

Certain Digital Video-Capable Devices and Components Thereof; No. 337-TA-1224 – Representing respondents MediaTek and Hewlett Packard in a patent infringement action involving digital copy protection technology.  Case pending.

Certain Vacuum Insulated Flasks and Components Thereof – 337-TA-1216 – Represented respondent Everich in a trademark infringement action. Everich was dismissed after the Complainant cancelled the trademark at issue.

Certain Lithium-ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same – 337-TA-1181 – Represented complainants LG Chem and Toray Industries in patent infringement case. Settled favorably.

Certain Foodservice Equipment and Components Thereof – 337-TA-1166 – Representing respondent Guangzhou Rebenet in a trade secrets misappropriation case. Obtained initial determination of no violation. Commission review pending.

Certain Photovoltaic Cells and Products Containing Same – 337-TA-1151 – Represented respondent JinkoSolar in a patent infringement action involving photovoltaic cells. Obtained summary determination of no infringement. The Federal Circuit affirmed the noninfringement finding on appeal.

Certain Solid State Storage Drives, Stacked electronics Components, and Products Containing Same – 337-TA-1097 – Represented respondent SK Hynix in a patent infringement action involving SSD disk drives and stacked volatile memories. Obtained summary determination of no technical domestic industry. Settled favorably.

Certain Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices and Components Thereof Such as Spare Parts – 337-TA-1057 Represented complainant iRobot in a patent infringement investigation relating to autonomous behavior and embedded systems. Obtained violation at the initial determination.

Certain Semiconductor Devices and Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing The Same – 337-TA-1047  Represented respondents MediaTek and MStar in a patent infringement action involving video processing technology. Settled favorably.

Certain Graphics Processors, DDR Memory Controllers, and Products Containing the Same – 337-TA-1037  Represented respondent MediaTek in a patent infringement action involving graphics processing and memory technologies. Settled favorably.

Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof – 337-TA-1016  Represented complainant The Chamberlain Group, Inc. in a patent infringement action involving garage door opener systems. Obtained violation at the final determination.

Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same – 337-TA-972 – Represented respondent Nautilus Hyosung against Diebold in patent litigation concerning technology associated with ATMs. Obtained summary determination of noninfringement as to certain products and summary determination of invalidity as to certain claims.

Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof I – 337-TA-944 – Represented respondent Arista Networks in patent infringement case involving networking technologies. Settled favorably.

Certain Non-Volatile Memory Chips and Products Containing the Same – 337-TA-916 – Represented respondents Macronix and Macronix’s customers in a patent infringement action relating to non-volatile memory technology. Settled favorably.

Certain Electronic Devices, Including Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Tablet Computers, Media Players, and Televisions, and Components Thereof – 337-TA-862 – Represented respondent Samsung against patent infringement claims brought by Ericsson involving patents declared essential to the 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile standards. Settled favorably.

District Court Cases

Personalized Media Communications, LLC, v. TCL Corp. et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented TCL in a patent infringement action involving video and audio decoding technologies. Settled favorably.

Sharp Corporation v. Hisense Electric, Co. Ltd. et al. (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented Hisense in a patent litigation action involving digital televisions. Settled favorably.

Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd. et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented Huawei in a patent infringement action involving telephony and VoIP technologies. Settled favorably.

Cambrian Science Corp. v. Cox Communications, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal.) – Obtained summary judgment of noninfringement on behalf of defendants in a patent infringement action relating to optical networking technology. Also obtained a finding of exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. §285 and an award of attorneys’ fees.

Monec Holding AG v. Motorola Mobility, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) – Defended Samsung in a patent infringement litigation relating to mobile communication devices. Settled favorably.

Walker Digital, LLC v. Expedia, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented Expedia in multiple patent infringement actions related to online sales systems. Obtained dismissal for lack of standing.

Eolas Technologies LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented Adobe in a patent trial relating to web browser and application technology. The case was tried to a jury verdict in February 2011 and the jury found Eolas’ patents invalid.

Microsoft Corp. v. St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented Microsoft in multi-patent declaratory judgment case involving power management technology. Favorable settlement following significant summary judgment wins.

SFA Systems, LLC v., Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Representing Barnes & Noble and J&R Electronics in patent litigation involving electronic sales systems. Settled favorably.

Netcraft v. AT&T Mobility, LLC, et al. (D. Del.) – Represented plaintiff Netcraft in patent litigation involving Internet billing methods. Settled favorably.

Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. v. Office Media Network, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represented plaintiff Gannett on patents related to advertising display systems. Settled favorably after Markman victory.

Multimedia Patent Trust v. Microsoft Corp. (S.D. Cal.) – Represented Microsoft in a patent trial relating to video compression, graphical user interfaces, network monitoring, software customization, and other technologies. The case was tried to a jury verdict in June 2008 and the jury found no infringement of MPT’s patent.

Post-Grant Proceedings

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. v. Hanwha Q CELLS & Advanced Materials Corporation, IPR2019-01145 – Represented petitioner. Favorable final written decision.

Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., IPR2015-00978, IPR2016-00308 – Represented petitioner. Favorable final written decisions.

  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2014-2018)
Focus Areas

J.D., Law and Business Certificate, Vanderbilt University Law School (2007) Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (2004)

B.S., Finance, Computer Science, University of Maryland (2002)

  • Delaware 2007
  • District of Columbia 2008
  • New York 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

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