Eric Chiu is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Chiu was a litigation associate at a national law firm, where he specialized in intellectual property.
As a litigator, Mr. Chiu has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation relating to a wide range of technology areas. Notable representations include:
- Google in a multi-patent case pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada related to numerous Google products and services for mobile phones and tablets.
- Tessera Technologies as plaintiff in numerous patent infringement cases in the Northern District of California involving patents relating to semiconductor packaging technology.
- Major pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation in various U.S. district courts.
- A cardiac and vascular care company in defending vessel closure device against allegations of patent infringement.
- A semiconductor device company in California state court, securing summary judgment in trade secret case.
In addition to his patent litigation experience, Mr. Chiu has represented a state university system in its handling of sexual misconduct matters in an administrative writ proceeding. Mr. Chiu has also provided pro bono representation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, assisting disabled veterans in securing benefits, and represented a pro bono client before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, resulting in reversal of a conviction for first degree assault.
Mr. Chiu served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Bryson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his J.D. cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 2005. While at Duke, he served as managing editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Chiu received his M.D. from the University of Arizona, and his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University.