Edward Kwok is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. His current practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, portfolio development and patent licensing.
With more than 30 years as a technology attorney, Mr. Kwok’s in-depth knowledge of technology and science has proven to be invaluable to his clients in both non-contentious matters and in the court room.
Mr. Kwok represents clients in patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patent and trade secrets litigations in state and federal courts, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, 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. His current clients are in the areas of memory technologies, high-performance computing systems, network and software security, global navigation and positioning, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and lithium-based and fuel cell-based battery systems. Mr. Kwok is fluent in written Chinese and he speaks Chinese Putonghua and Cantonese.
- 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)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Interviewed by IPWatchdog for the Article “Why Patent Contingency Litigation is Declining?”
(Feb 26, 2018)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Quoted in Law360 Article “PTAB Limits Value of Sovereign Immunity Patent Deals”
(Dec 27, 2017)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Quoted in IPWatchdog Article “Predicting Oil States in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments”
(Nov 14, 2017)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Quoted in Law360 Article “Restasis Ruling Could Be Bad Sign For Tribal Patent Pacts”
(Oct 18, 2017)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Participates in a Virtual Roundtable with IPWatchdog about “The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray”
(Oct 17, 2017)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Quoted in IPWatchdog Article “Industry Reaction to the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Aqua Products v. Matal”
(Oct 5, 2017)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Authors Daily Journal Article “IP Due Diligence is Key in Corporate Transactions”
(Dec 1, 2016)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Authors IP Watchdog Article “Briefs Supporting Life Technologies Draw Battle Lines in Battle over Extraterritorial Application of US Patent Laws”
(Oct 13, 2016)
- VLP Partner Edward Kwok Quoted in Law360 Article “PTAB Appeals Face Tough Road After Latest Fed. Circ. Ruling”
(Sep 27, 2016)