Eric Huang is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's New York office. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property matters. He specializes in building patent infringement cases on either side of the “v” in highly technical subject matter. He has extensive experience litigating patent cases involving a wide range of technologies – smartphones, user interface software, touchscreen technology, circuits, semiconductor processing, spreading and modulation techniques used in wireless communication, various aspects of 3G and 4G LTE cellular communications, wireless LAN, error control coding including turbocodes and low density parity check codes, digital video compression, audio compression, pharmaceutical formulations, fiber optics, liquid crystal displays, mechanical measurement devices, electronic engine control, e-commerce, and computer systems.
His practice encompasses all aspects of case preparation, pre-trial discovery, expert preparation, trial preparation and trial in U.S. federal district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He served as a trial counsel for respondent Samsung in ITC investigation 337-TA-796 initiated by Apple against Samsung's smartphones, tablets and media players and, recently, as a trial counsel for Marvell Semiconductor in a case brought by France Telecom in San Francisco federal district court alleging infringement by Marvell’s 3G baseband chips. In the France Telecom case, the firm won judgment for Marvell Semiconductor in that case on post-trial motions after a successful September 2014 jury trial. Eric also has experience prosecuting patents and is admitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
He is a 1997 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, and has a materials science & engineering degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to law school, Eric worked for National Semiconductor in California as an electronic packaging engineer.
Eric is a Board member for the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and a founding Trustee of the Blue School in New York City.
California Institute of Technology
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Monolithic Power Systems
Ralink Technology Corp.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung Telecommunications America
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Mobile Communications
- Representing BlackBerry in two patent lawsuits brought by PanOptis Patent Management LLC in the Eastern District of Texas, where plaintiffs are asserting six patents that purport to be LTE standard essential, a patent that purportedly covers MMS communiciations, and a patent that purportedly covers moving an object on a touchscreen with a gesture.
- Representing BlackBerry in a patent lawsuit brought by VStream Technologies, LLC in the Eastern District of Texas, where plaintiff is asserting five patents that purport to cover digital video compression and decompression against BlackBerry’s BB10 and Android handsets that support HD video capture and playback.
- Representing BlackBerry in a patent lawsuit brought by SPH America, LLC in the Southern District of California, asserting nine patents that purportedly relate to the fields of spreading and modulation for 3G cellular communications, slotted CDMA random access systems, and wireless communications under IEEE 802.11g.
- Represented BlackBerry as a plaintiff in a design patent, utility patent and trade dress infringement case against Typo Products, relating to a keyboard case sold by Typo that copied the design of BlackBerry’s iconic Ergo Surf keyboard. Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction.
- Represented Marvell Semiconductor in a patent suit brought by France Telecom in the Southern District of New York asserting a patent purporting to cover turbo-coding. The accused products are chips capable of communicating with 3G cellular telephone networks. Successfully moved to transfer the case to the Northern District of California. Prevailed on claim construction and is winning partial summary judgment that eliminated 80% of sales from the damages calculation. After a trial in September 2014, successfully obtained a favorable damages verdict more than five times less than what plaintiff sought and successfully obtained a defense judgment after post-trial motions. Plaintiff dropped its appeal before briefing, leaving intact Marvell’s defense judgment.
- Represented the California Institute of Technology as plaintiff in a patent lawsuit asserting four patents covering a novel channel coding technology known as “Irregular Repeat Accumulate” codes, a form of low density parity check code that is used by the DVB-S2 satellite standard. The patents are being asserted against certain satellite gateway and remote terminal equipment and services used to provide broadband satellite access to the internet.
- Represented Canon as a defendant in a patent suit brought by Intellectual Ventures in the District of Delaware involving three patents that purport to cover aspects of IEEE 802.11 wireless communications.
- Represented MediaTek as respondent in an investigation (337-TA-897) initiated by the U.S. International Trade Commission based on a complaint filed by Optical Devices LLC. The patent-in-suit related to a digital servo control system that uses a digital signal processor to determine error signals used to control an optical drive systems such as a CD player. Successfully obtained a final determination terminating the investigation for lack of standing.
- Represented Samsung in a multi-jurisdictional dispute with Apple relating to smartphone and tablet technology. Part of trial team that defended Samsung in an investigation (337-TA-796) in the U.S. International Trade Commission based on a complaint by Apple asserting design patents and utility patents. Coordinated technical defense on utility patents. Utility patents related to user interface software, button configuration and jack and headset detection circuitry. Successfully obtained a final determination that limited the effect of the exclusion order. To date, no Samsung product has been excluded pursuant to the exclusion order.
- Represented Marvell Semiconductor, Ralink Technology Corp., Canon, and Lexmark in a patents suit brought by MOSAID Technologies in the Eastern District of Texas asserting six patents that purported to cover WiFi technology against products capable of IEEE 802.11 wireless communications. The case settled favorably for each client.
- Represented Sony in a multi-jurisdictional dispute with LG relating to Sony's digital televisions, digital cameras, and bluray disc players. The dispute involved two lawsuits in San Diego federal district court as well a consolidated investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission, involving a total of 15 patents. The case settled favorably.
- Represented Motorola, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Personalized Media Communications LLC asserting five patents that purported to cover various aspects of digital video distribution including pay per view, digital video recording, video on-demand, and conditional access. The accused products included cable set-top boxes and other equipment used in distribution of cable television.
- Represented Sony Ericsson (now Sony Mobile) in a lawsuit in San Diego federal court after successfully leading the effort to transfer the case from the Eastern District of Virginia. The case involved five patents asserted against 3G WCDMA technology. The case settled favorably.
- Represented Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sony Electronics Inc. as defendants in a lawsuit in Eastern District of Texas involving Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles and Sony Vaio computer products. Plaintiff asserted a patent that purports to cover packet based communications within computer systems.
- Represented as trial counsel Monolithic Power Systems in a patent infringement and breach of contract action brought by Linear Technologies in Delaware federal district court.
- Represented MediaTek in a series of patent lawsuits in San Francisco and Marshall, Texas against Matsushita Electric and Panasonic involving semiconductors and consumer electronics products. After obtaining favorable rulings on claim construction, summary judgment, and other key motions, the case settled on very favorable terms.
- Represented HTC Corp. in lawsuit filed in Eastern District of Virginia asserting three patents in CDMA technology.
- Represented Duracell, a Gillette subsidiary, at trial in Madison, Wisconsin involving Rayovac's assertion of three patents relating to zinc-air hearing aid batteries. Obtained a complete defense jury verdict.
- Represented MediaTek as a third party at a number of ITC hearings in which MediaTek testified as well as at deposition.
- Represented eSpeed as plaintiff in asserting patent covering electronic futures trading systems in the Southern District of New York against major commodity futures exchange.
- Represented Northrop Grumman as defendant in lawsuit brought by JDS Uniphase relating to fiber optic gyroscope technology in the Southern District of New York.
- Represented Reliant Pharmaceuticals in a declaratory judgment action brought under the patent laws regarding branded cholestorol lowering agents.
- Represented AstraZeneca in a Paragraph IV case in the Southern District of New York against Faulding Pharmaceutical Co. (ne Mayne Pharma) relating to the injectable anesthetic propofol (Diprivan).
- George Washington University Law School
(J.D., with honors, 1997)
- University of Michigan
- The State Bar of New York
- Law Clerk to the Hon. Eric G. Bruggink:
- United States Court of Federal Claims, 1997‑1998
- United States Court of Federal Claims, 1997‑1998
- Fish & Neave, Associate
- 1998 - 2004
- Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York
- Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Member, New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
- Member, Association for the Bar of the City of New York
- Member, Board of Trustees, The Blue School (New York City)
- Member, Board of Directors, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest