Hogene Choi


Hogene practices patent prosecution, patent litigation, and patent counseling at Baker Botts LLP. Prior to her legal career, Hogene worked in Silicon Valley as a software engineer and as a technical project manager. Her current practice encompasses technologies in the areas of software, semiconductors, networking, and electronics. Hogene is a Bay Area native and holds two degrees from the University of California: a J.D. from Hastings and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Berkeley.

Alyssa Dang

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Alyssa Dang is an associate at Coddington, Hicks & Danforth, a litigation law firm that represents businesses and employers in a variety of disputes. She specializes in handling class actions, products liability, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. Alyssa received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where she served as the comments editor on the Santa Clara Journal of International Law.  She received her B.A. in Economics from U.C. Davis.

Neal Jagtap

Neal Jagtap is Senior Product Counsel at eBay, where he supports the shopping experience and mobile product teams for the core eBay Marketplaces business.  He advises on marketing, privacy, intellectual property, and regulatory matters on a global basis.  Prior to eBay Neal served as in-house counsel to several e-commerce and enterprise technology companies in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Neal began his legal career as a commercial litigator at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.  Between college and law school he served as an officer in the United States Air Force.  Neal earned a BSE from Princeton University and a JD and MPP from the University of Michigan.

Chris Kao

Chris Kao is a Partner in Vinson & Elkins’ San Francisco office and is also the Managing Partner of V&E’s Palo Alto office. Chris focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets disputes, and other high-stakes commercial litigation.  He has represented clients in the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, telecommunications, biotechnology, and consumer products industries in federal district courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Chris graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.

Deanna Kwong


Deanna Kwong is IP Litigation Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE). Prior to joining HPE, Deanna was a patent litigator for over a decade at Covington & Burling LLP.  In her spare time, Deanna enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, exploring farmers’ markets, and training for marathons.

Wei Lu

Wei is an associate legal counsel at Adobe. Prior to joining Adobe, he was in-house counsel at [24]7.ai, Couchbase, and Juniper Networks. Wei received his undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Nathan D. Mihara at the Sixth District Court of Appeal of California and the co-president of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).

Mary Nguyen

Mary Nguyen is a trusts and estates attorney at Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel.  She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she received the CALI and Witkin Awards for earning the highest grade in Estate Drafting and was actively involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA).

Jennifer Shih

Jennifer Shih is a litigation associate in Fish IP Law's Silicon Valley office. She represents clients in an array of litigation matters, including district court and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Jennifer is admitted to practice in California, before the Federal Circuit, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctor from University of California, Davis. 

Tej Singh

Tej Singh is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation group at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. He has litigated patent cases in district courts and before the ITC, and is registered to practice before the USPTO.  He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Sara Tolbert

Sara Tolbert is a patent litigation associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC in Palo Alto. Sara received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Sara served as President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and as an Editor for the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal. She also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Edward J. Davila for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Sara received a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christine Wang

Christine is Managing Director of Trustpoint.One's (formerly Black Letter Discovery) Oakland office. She is responsible for managing and developing new and existing client relationships, negotiating contracts related to client services and eDiscovery management, as well as identifying strategic initiatives and growth opportunities. Prior to joining Trustpoint.One, she was IP counsel at a start-up software company where she managed the company’s patent portfolio and worked on implementing various intellectual property strategies. Christine received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where she served as Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Computer & Technology Law Journal, and her B.S. in both Biochemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology from the University of Washington. Christine is a member of the California State Bar and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Joseph Yang

Joe is a partner at PatentEsque Law Group, LLP, specializing in patent/tech transactions & JVs. Previously, he was VP/GC at Cryptography Research, Inc., and Counsel at Skadden (Palo Alto) where he led the IP strategy/transactions practice.  Joe has also been an expert witness, an arbitrator, and managed litigation & corporate IP portfolios.  Joe co-chairs the “Advanced Licensing” & “Advanced Patent Licensing” courses at PLI, teaches "Patent & Technology Licensing" at Stanford, and has taught “Patent Law & Policy” at Boalt. He is profiled in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in American Law,” and as a “World’s Leading IP Strategist” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.  Joe has a JD from Stanford and a PhD from Caltech.

Ming Zhu

Ming serves as Corporate Counsel and Strategic Relations Manager at Electronics for Imaging, Inc.  Before joining EFI, Ming was a litigation associate with Latham & Watkins (Menlo Park) and Ropes & Gray (Boston), and also clerked for the honorable Harry T. Edwards at the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  A native of Beijing, Ming is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.  Ming received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and as co-chair of APALSA.