Vincent Zhou


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Xin-Yi (Vincent) Zhou is an experienced intellectual property litigator. Vincent focuses his practice on representing technology companies in high-stakes, complex cases involving electronics, semiconductor, telecommunications, and software technologies. Before attending law school, Vincent worked as a product engineer for AMD and as a process engineer and program manager for eSilicon Corporation.

Vincent’s engineering background gives him unique insight into the intellectual property field. He is fully aware of the extensive work and capital that goes into product research and development and he is committed to protecting the technologies of his clients. Vincent uses his technical background and litigation experience to assist clients in all phases of intellectual property disputes in a variety of forums, including district courts in California, Texas, and Delaware, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


  • Mandarin Chinese

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for Patents: Litigation (2020)


Bar Admission

  • California

Court Admission

  • US District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Registered to Practice

  • US Patent & Trademark Office


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.: Order of the Coif; Managing Articles Editor, UCLA Journal of Law & Technology; Member, Pacific Basin Law Journal; Admissions Scholarship
  • Stanford University, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
  • Cornell University, B.S., Materials Science and Engineering: cum laude, John McMullen Dean Scholarship; Dean's list

District Court Matters

  • Defending a leading computer and electronics company in a patent infringement case involving sixteen patents relating to features of smartphones, tablet devices and portable media players (D. Delaware); case heading to a second trial after a complete victory for the client on all patents asserted by the plaintiff during the first trial
  • Defended an international computer and electronics company in a patent infringement action involving multiple microprocessor architecture patents (E.D. Texas); favorably settled after winning key claim construction disputes
  • Represented a global microprocessor manufacturer in what is believed to be one of the largest antitrust actions filed in the U.S.; obtained historic US$1.25 billion settlement and wide-ranging injunctive relief
  • Defended a leading provider of high-density memory and high-speed interface technology in a patent and trade secret action involving embedded memory technology (N.D. California); favorably settled

U.S. International Trade Commission Matters (Section 337 Investigations)

  • Represented a leading display manufacturer in the assertion of multiple patents related to liquid crystal display technology against a competitor; the parties reached a favorable settlement that included a significant payment to the client
  • Defended a leading computer and electronics company in an investigation involving three graphics and display patents; favorably settled

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Matters

  • Representing a leading microprocessor manufacturer in multiple Inter Partes Review proceedings challenging patents on semiconductor fabrication technology; served as first chair at hearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Representing a leading computer and electronics company in multiple Inter Partes Review proceedings challenging patents relating to Internet, video streaming, and mobile technologies