Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Contact Information

Main: 415.956.1900

Direct: 415.291.4541

Fax: 415.956.1152

Email: jchen@bzbm.com

LinkedIn: Jeffrey D. Chen

Education

Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D., 2009

University of Texas, B.A. (Biology), 2006

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Experience

Jeffrey Chen is a Principal of the firm. He is a commercial and intellectual property litigator whose focus is on resolving high technology disputes. Jeff has represented a diverse group of clients, including those in the financial services, food and beverage, intellectual property management, networking and telecommunications, and computer and network security industries. He has played significant roles in securing favorable results for his clients in cases involving breach of contract, patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret claims.

Jeff is involved in all aspects of litigation for his clients and has a wealth of experience in both federal and state courts. He has managed and conducted pre-filing due diligence and large-scale discovery, including document, deposition and expert discovery. Jeff has successfully argued numerous dispositive motions in California’s federal and state courts and has served as a key member of several trial teams.

Jeff was named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.

Representative Cases

Duckhorn Wine Company v. Duck Commander Inc. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a trademark infringement case against a large Napa Valley winery and Duck Commander (of Duck Dynasty fame). Secured confidential settlement in the early stages of litigation to ensure future protection of Duckhorn’s famous duck-related marks.

Duckhorn Wine Company v. Duck Walk Vineyards, Inc. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a breach of contract action to enforce prior settlement agreement. After obtaining an order denying Duck Walk’s motion to dismiss Duckhorn’s claims, secured a favorable settlement and entry of judgment imposing geographic limitations on Duck Walk’s sale of certain wines and requiring geographic indicators on Duck Walk’s wine labels.

Duckhorn Wine Company v. Hill Wine Company LLC. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a trademark infringement case to protect Duckhorn’s famous duck-related marks. Secured confidential settlement in the early stages of litigation to effectively minimize attorney fees and costs.

Ericsson Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc. Represented Ericsson in two patent infringement cases alleging that Apple’s iPhone line of products infringed Ericsson’s security, user interface, and platform architecture patents. Ericsson secured a global patent license agreement and settlement of all pending proceedings on highly favorable terms.

MOSAID Technologies Inc. v. LSI Corporation. Represented MOSAID in a breach of contract action involving an assignment of WLAN patents. Secured a favorable settlement after obtaining a judgment of liability.

Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc. Represented Vir2us in a patent infringement case involving computer and cyber security technology. On the eve of trial, secured a confidential settlement for Vir2us.