Keyna Chow’s practice focuses on intellectual property. She represents companies in a wide range of industries and technologies, including computer software, web browser and search, instant communications, optical communications, semiconductors, and consumer products. She is experienced at different stages of patent litigations in district courts and the ITC, including pre-suit investigations, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, expert reports, conferences with opposing counsel, and taking and defending depositions of corporate and expert witnesses.
Keyna also has extensive experience in all stages of inter partes review proceedings before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB). Her experience spans all aspects of both bringing and defending against inter partes review petitions from drafting petitions, preliminary responses, and post-institution briefing and expert reports, to taking and defending depositions, and arguing before the PTAB.
Keyna regularly advises companies on offensive and defensive IP strategies. She counsels companies preparing for licensing negotiations, and advises on complex licensing and contractual issues. She has also worked on matters involving trade secrets, copyright, and trademark.
Keyna maintains an active pro bono practice. Her matters include securing a restraining order for a domestic violence victim, an asylum status for an Internet censorship activist, and a guardianship for a minor on behalf of his grandfather.
In law school, Keyna participated in the New Business Counseling Practicum, where she advised a non-profit organization on employment and business entities issues. She also presented at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) workshop on web tracking and user privacy on behalf of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic.
Before law school, Keyna worked as a senior consulting analyst at Accenture, where she provided technology consulting services to eBay and Chevron. Keyna has a Bachelor of Science degree in bioengineering.
- Google LLC v. Spring Ventures, Ltd. (PTAB) – Successfully challenged every claim of a patent related to web browser and search technologies and defeated patent owner’s motion to amend.
- CPI Card Group Inc. v. Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. (PTAB, D. Colo.) – Successfully invalidated all claims of a patent involving packaging technology in an IPR proceeding.
- Rovi Guides, et al. v. Comcast Corporation, et al. (PTAB, ITC, E.D. Tex.) – Represented Rovi in enforcing its patents involving television programming guide technology.
- Labyrinth Optical Technologies LLC v. Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) – Defended Fujitsu in a patent infringement suit involving optical communications technology.
- Broadcom v. NXP Semiconductors N.V., et al. (C.D. Cal.) – Defended NXP in a patent infringement case involving analog circuit technologies, cryptography, and secure authentication.
- Secured asylum status pro bono for an Internet censorship activist who had been persecuted for his political opinion.
- Secured a permanent restraining order pro bono for a victim of domestic violence.
- Secured guardianship pro bono of a minor on behalf of his grandfather.
- Applied for a U Visa status for an immigrant victim of crimes.
- Co-author: “Not All NPEs are Created Equal,” Intellectual Property Magazine (May 2017)
- Co-author, "Proving Indirect Infringement: Is Post-Suit Knowledge of a Patent Sufficient?" Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (October 2013)
- JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2012
- BS (Bioengineering), University of California, Berkeley, 2006