Teri H.P. Nguyen is committed to providing informed and practical legal counsel to clients on a wide array of complex legal issues – both inside and outside the courtroom. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation matters, with experience in patent and trade secrets litigation, as well as trademark, copyright, and complex commercial litigation and counseling. She also has experience in federal jury trials and district court actions, inter partes reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Teri provides counsel on overall strategies related to the establishment and protection of intellectual property, and has developed significant experience in evaluating and developing damages and licensing strategies while staying focused on the client’s business needs and goals.
Although Teri’s practice has primarily taken place in federal court, she has had extensive experience in state court as well, having previously clerked for the Honorable Steven A. Brick of the Alameda County Superior Court in the complex litigation department, and, before that, as an extern to the Honorable Justice Mark B. Simons of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District.
Teri is committed to pro bono work as well as the promotion of gender and racial diversity. She recently first chaired a 3-day pro bono bench trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland representing a father in a vaccine-centered custody case. And in addition to being active in local diversity bar associations, she is currently serving as the Vice President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) as well as a co-chair of the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA).
Teri has authored articles concerning the impact of non-practicing entities on litigation strategy and practice, including a recent law journal article entitled, “Has Delaware Become the ‘New’ Eastern District of Texas? The Unforeseen Consequences of the AIA” and “From Alappat to Alice: The Evolution of Software Patents.” She has had articles published in Forbes.com, the National Law Review, the Los Angeles Daily Journal as well as The Licensing Journal, a publication of Aspen Publishers.
In addition to her legal practice, Teri is also a consultant with the Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy program at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she advises law students on effective oral advocacy involving complex legal issues. She also coaches U.C. Hastings’s constitutional law and federal evidence appellate advocacy moot court teams.
- Representing Radware against F5 in a patent infringement action involving four patents on computer networking technologies in N.D. California. The case is not yet scheduled for trial.
- Representing pharmaceutical companies in district court matters involving patent infringement as well as Lanham Act claims.
- Steelcase, Inc. v. Haskell Office LLC, (W.D. Michigan). Represented plaintiff in a patent litigation involving office furniture and systems.
- ChriMar Systems, Inc. v. AMX, LLC., (E.D. Texas). Represented a defendant in a patent litigation involving Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology as well as IEEE standard essential patents/FRAND issues.
- Radware, Ltd. v. F5 Networks, LLC (N.D. California). Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action involving seven patents on computer networking technologies. After a three-week trial the jury returned a unanimous verdict for Radware and determined that F5’s infringement of Radware’s patents was willful. After trial, the Court entered judgment in favor of Radware and issued a permanent injunction against F5. F5’s patent and trade libel counterclaims were dismissed with prejudice.
- Netlist, Inc. v. Diablo Technologies (N.D. California). Represented defendant against allegations of trade secrets misappropriation, breach of contract and trademark infringement under the Lanham Act. The matter involved 15 trade secrets regarding double data rate dual in-line memory module (DDR DIMM) technology and related breach of contract and trademark allegations. The jury returned a favorable verdict on the trade secrets and breach of contract claims, and rather than awarding Netlist the $6.5 million in damages it had sought, the jury awarded nominal damages of $2 on the Lanham Act claims.
- Represented HTC America and HTC Corp. in multiple patent infringement actions involving smartphone technologies in E.D. Texas.
- Tessera Technologies, Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated (N.D. California). Represented defendant in a patent infringement case involving semiconductor chip technology patents.
- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. v. A10 Networks, Inc. (N.D. California). Represented plaintiff in a patent, copyright and trade secret infringement action that involved 13 patents on load balancing and high-availability of networking devices, as well as trade secrets and copyright claims. Jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding Brocade $112 million in compensatory, as well as punitive, damages.