Betty Chen, a Principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson, is the firm's Global Hiring Principal and has an extensive litigation practice that spans all areas of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Chen has successfully tried and managed matters through all phases of litigation in a variety of forums, including federal district courts, state courts, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration. She has substantial experience in patent litigation involving a myriad of technologies, particularly in the fields of computer software, computer hardware, medical devices, and consumer products. Ms. Chen has also successfully represented clients in trademark, copyright, licensing, trade secrets, contracts, and employment disputes.
Ms. Chen’s courtroom work includes conducting witness examinations at trial as well as arguing disputed motions at pre-trial hearings. Ms. Chen has also handled pre-suit investigations, managed complex discovery, defended and taken numerous depositions, including expert depositions, drafted appellate briefs and assisted her clients in managing post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
Previously, Ms. Chen was a law clerk to the Honorable Ron Clark, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and a judicial intern for the Honorable William Wayne Justice, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. ?Ms. Chen is part of the planning committee for the Eastern District of Texas Bench and Bar Conference. ?During law school, Ms. Chen obtained the Best Brief award for the Moot Court Competition, was a Judging Director on the Board of Advocates, and received a Texas Law Fellowship. Ms. Chen has also worked in the legal department at Devon Energy.?
Ms. Chen is also committed to giving back to the legal community by increasing diversity within the profession. She is on the Board of Directors of the Asian Law Alliance and serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee. Ms. Chen is a Group Leader for litigation associates at Fish & Richardson and co-leads Fish's Silicon Valley Women’s Initiative.
Areas of Practice
Intellectual Property Law
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