Wen Liu (of counsel)

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Wen Liu

 

 

 

Background & Experience

Wen was formerly Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster where he was engaged in an intellectual property practice that included counseling, due diligence, technology transfer, procurement, exploitation, enforcement and licensing of domestic and foreign intellectual property rights, and litigation support.  Wen continues to practice in the same areas at his own firm. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Wen served as Intellectual Property Counsel for IBM in China and Hong Kong, Senior Attorney at Beckman Instruments, Inc., and was associated with the law firms of Irell & Manella LLP and Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz.  His clients have ranged from major international corporations to start-ups and emerging companies.

Based on his over 25 years of experience in the IP field, Wen has particular expertise with intellectual property issues involving information processing systems and peripherals, computer hardware and software, semiconductor devices and fabrication processes, graphical user interfaces, display technologies, photonics, opto-electronics, micromachines, imaging technologies, mechanical and robotic devices, telecommunications, wireless and broadband data communications, new media, the Internet, business processes, content-based materials, signal and image processing, medical devices, and analytical and diagnostic instruments.  He has successfully managed patent and trademark prosecution matters, anti-infringement activities, transfer of IP portfolios (acquisition and sale), and related litigation.

Wen earned a Joint B.S., with Honors, in Engineering and Applied Science, and M.S. in Aeronautics in 1980 from the California Institute of Technology, where he was elected a Tau Beta Pi member.  He received an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982.  His achieved a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986.  Wen was a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Wen is a member of the California Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Wen participated in intellectual property programs sponsored by domestic and international organizations such as the State Bar of California, the China Ministry of Electronics Industry, the China Patent Office, the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association of Taiwan, the Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association of Taiwan, the National Computer Board of Singapore, the National Science and Technology Board of Singapore, the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, and the Singapore Nanyang Technology University.

Wen is fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua).  He spent extended time in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Singapore.