Edward Kwok is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts. With more than 25 years as a technology attorney, Mr. Kwok’s in-depth knowledge of technology and science has proven to be a valuable asset to his clients in both patent portfolio development and in the court room.  Mr. Kwok has represented clients in patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patent and trade secrets litigations, IP portfolio management and disposition, due diligence in M&A transactions, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, and licensing.

Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Kwok was a partner with a large international law firm. He holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and he was a research and development engineer for many years before becoming an attorney. Mr. Kwok is fluent in written Chinese and he speaks Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1989)
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley (1981)
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980)
  • DC-DC Controllers, and Products Containing Same, United States International Trade Commission, case no. 337-TA-698E (Trade Secrets Misappropriation and Patent Infringement Litigation)
  • GPS Chips, Associated Software and Systems, and Products Containing Same, United States International Trade Commission, case no. 337-TA-596 (Patent Infringement Litigation)
  • HSP Modems, Software and Hardware Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, United States International Trade Commission, case no. 337-TA-439 (Patent Infringement Litigation)
  • In re Semiconductor Memory Devices and Products Containing Same, United States International Trade Commission, case no. 337-TA-414 (Patent Infringement Litigation)