Media Coverage 12.06.18
Jack Ko, Pillsbury’s Shanghai office managing partner, provides strategic IP counseling, litigation and technical advice to companies in the United States, Taiwan and China.
With advanced degrees in electrical and computer engineering, Jack leverages legal and hands-on experience in semiconductors, materials science, nanotechnology, wireless technology, optics, computer architecture and smartphones to deliver effective counsel to clients. He litigates in U.S. district courts and represents clients in ITC, arbitration and USPTO proceedings, including inter partes reviews. He also structures licensing deals; advises on due diligence and pre-suit investigations; and handles patent prosecution.
Jack has 10 years of research and engineering experience in the design, processing, testing and packaging of GaAs, InP, and GaN-based semiconductor devices, including lasers, detectors, transistors, modulators, diodes and LEDs. He is the inventor of the following high-performance optical devices:
Represented Joyetech USA in a patent case concerning electronic cigarettes, successfully defending client against plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
Provided defense counsel to HTC in a five-patent ITC case concerning haptics functionality in smartphones. Complainant dropped the case right before the hearing.
Defended HTC in a three-patent ITC case concerning camera functionality in smartphones. After prevailing at trial and obtaining a favorable initial determination, the case was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
Presented “ITC Litigation and Enforcement in the USA” at the China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2016 in Shenzhen, China.
Served as a director of research at a startup company and led a team of engineers in the development of high-performance optical devices for telecommunications.
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review; Campbell Moot Court Executive Board
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
B.S., Trinity University, 1993
summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin