Thomas C. Chan

408-378-7777 ext. 118


Mr. Chan's practice includes prosecuting US and international patent applications, counseling technology licensing and transactions, drafting non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and supporting patent litigation.

Mr. Chan's fields of technical expertise include software, internet applications, computer networks, digital signal processing, electronic design automation software, digital and analog circuits, semiconductor processing and equipments, and communications. His present and former clients include Apple, Yahoo!, HP, Huawei, Sharp, Advantest, Cadence, Marvell, Pinebrook Imaging Systems, and InnovaNano, Inc. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Chan was a founding partner of a patent boutique. Prior to that, Mr. Chan was an Of Counsel with Morrison & Foerster LLP and an associate with Pennie Edmonds LLP.

Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Chan worked 12 years in the computer industry. He has held research and development engineer positions with IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. (now Oracle Corporation); and he has held engineering management positions with Apple Computer and Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Chan is an inventor of three US patents and has published three articles in IEEE international conferences.

Mr. Chan is registered to practice before the USPTO and is a member of the California Bar. He is also member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

University of California, Berkeley (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
University of California, Los Angeles (M.S., Electrical Engineering)
Stanford University (M.S., Engineering Management)
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D.)
Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
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