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  • Education
    • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2009
    • B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 2004
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

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 defensive and offensive IP strategies, including identifying IP assets. She has significant experience in evaluating and developing damages and licensing strategies while staying focused on the client's business needs and goals.

Teri is also committed to pro bono work as well as the promotion of diversity and inclusion, environmental justice and sustainability. For example, through her pro bono work, she has assisted clients in immigration and asylum matters; helped authors and artists protect and license their work; and even first chaired a three-day pro bono bench trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland representing a father in a vaccine-centered custody case. Teri has also completed an environmental studies and sustainability certification program through UCLA, which provides her with a unique perspective of technology and community engagement that she can leverage on behalf of her clients.

In addition to her legal practice, Teri strives to give back to the community and is involved in a myriad of organizations. For the past 10 years, Teri has served as a mentor and coach for law students with U.C. Hastings' Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy program. As a coach, she helps law students develop their legal analysis of constitutional and civil rights issues, improve their oral advocacy skills, and prepare for intercollegiate competitions across the country. Teri also serves on U.C. Hastings' Alumni Board of Governors, is a board member on the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, and is a board member and officer for the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA).

  • 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.
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July 13, 2018
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