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.

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.

Jennifer Leung

Jennifer Leung is Employment Corporate Counsel at Juniper Networks. Prior to joining Juniper, Jennifer was an associate with Berliner Cohen LLP's Employment Law and Litigation Group.  She previously clerked for United States District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell of the Eastern District of California. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.A. from UC San Diego.

Wei Lu

Wei is Associate Legal Counsel at Adobe Systems. Prior to joining Adobe, he was in-house counsel at [24], 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).

Diana Luo

Diana is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Walmart Global eCommerce (GEC). She currently leads the IP team for GEC which supports all IP litigation and pre-litigation disputes for Walmart U.S. and GEC, as well as GEC's patent portfolio.  Prior to joining Walmart, Diana spent most of her career at Morrison and Foerster, primarily practicing patent litigation. She is also a registered patent attorney.  Diana graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from UCLA, and holds a J.D. from Berkeley School of Law.

Kirupa Pushparaj


Kirupa Pushparaj is the director of intellectual property at Square, Inc., where he helps build Square’s patent and trademark portfolios, and also manages various IP litigation, copyright, domain, and trade secret issues.  Before working at Square, Kirupa was patent counsel for Lab126, the digital products arm of, and also practiced intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP prior to that.  Before becoming an attorney, Kirupa was a design engineer at Intel Corp., working on circuit design and semiconductor process technology.

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.

Christine Wang

Christine is Managing Director of Black Letter Discovery’s San Francisco 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 working with the CEO to identify strategic initiatives and growth opportunities. Prior to joining BLD, 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.

Leslie Yuan

Leslie Yuan is Director and Assistant General Counsel at VMware. She heads the employment legal group for the Americas, where she manages all matters related to employment issues, including litigation, compliance, M&A integration and counseling. Prior to VMware, Leslie was at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and at Littler Mendelson. She has spoken on numerous panels related to employment, diversity and gender issues, and has received awards for her pro bono efforts. Leslie received her law degree from UCLA and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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.