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High-Tech Law & Litigation Blog

The High-Tech Law and Litigation Blog offers regularly updated news and insights about legal developments affecting the world of technology. Unlike other narrowly-focused “tech” blogs, we offer many different angles on this topic, and include analysis involving intellectual property, antitrust, contracts, cybersecurity and data protection, life sciences, digital media, and commercial speech.  We strive and hope to provide a fairly comprehensive view of the most important developments and trends facing the makers – and consumers – of technology. Although we practice in different areas, we are united by our frequent client focus on, and our own personal interests in, technology.

Our blog includes not only summaries of court decisions and regulatory developments, but also informed opinions and predictions about where the law governing technology is heading. We rely on public sources, but with a relentless focus on the practical, real-world implications of sometimes seemingly distant and disparate events. Please check back with us frequently for updates, commentary, and analysis.

Jason A. Levine

Jason A. Levine Partner

Jennifer C. Chen

Jennifer C. Chen Partner

Jennifer is a partner in V&E’s intellectual property practice. She represents and counsels clients in leveraging technology assets, including patents and product research and development, to achieve solutions such as negotiated solutions in the form of technology and patent license agreements, and litigated outcomes. Over 15 years, her cross-border, multi-cultural experience involves international technology companies based in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, Europe, and the United States. A registered patent attorney, Jennifer has served as counsel for major international technology companies, including five years at Hitachi, Ltd., resident in its Tokyo headquarters. Before practicing law, Jennifer advised companies, including IBM, as an information and software technology consultant. She welcomes this opportunity to continue to explore and share and exchange thoughts on law and technology.

Devika Kornbacher

Devika Kornbacher Partner

Devika is a partner in V&E’s intellectual property practice and the head of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Taskforce. She has spent the last 10 years assisting clients in a variety of fields by counseling clients on intellectual property and technology law matters in the context of mergers, acquisitions, investments, project development and day-to-day business transactions. Devika enjoys writing articles and presenting on topics such as “Protecting Data in Unlikely Places,” “Do’s and Don’ts of Open Source Software,” and “The Rise of Technology, Big Data and the Internet of Things.” She looks forward to sharing insights from her technology law practice and exploring the ever-evolving legal landscape around cybersecurity and data privacy in the U.S. and abroad.

Marc A. Fuller

Marc A. Fuller Counsel

Marc is counsel in V&E’s Dallas office, where he represents media and technology companies in privacy, misappropriation, commercial speech, and First Amendment matters. He has litigated consumer class actions and privacy claims across the country and advises companies on their use of social media, content marketing, and advertising.

Thomas W. Bohnett

Thomas W. Bohnett Senior Associate

After clerking on the United States Court of Federal Claims for Judge Francis M. Allegra, Thomas joined V&E with a principal area of practice in complex commercial litigation. Thomas’s practice focuses on defending companies in antitrust class action litigation following up on government investigations. Thomas looks forward to sharing insights about the intersection of antitrust and consumer electronics from his practice.

Megan Coker

Megan Coker Senior Associate

Megan is an associate in V&E’s Dallas office, where she practices complex commercial and appellate litigation. She is a member of the firm’s media law practice and has represented media companies before trial and appellate courts in cases involving shield laws, anti-SLAPP statutes, First Amendment matters, and related claims. Megan has also represented media companies as amici curiae in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Trey Hebert

Trey Hebert Associate

Trey is new to blogging, but not new to telling people about fascinating biotech news (at least to him). Trey is an associate in the Austin office of V&E, where his practice primarily focuses on patent litigation and on transactional work related for biotech companies. He has worked on multiple matters representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies and has also been involved in patent and trade secret litigation in other industries. Trey has handled cases in both federal and appellate courts, and he looks forward to sharing his thoughts on various biotech topics through the blog.

Howard Lithaw Lim Associate

As an engineer, Howard spent years in the high-tech sector helping to develop new gadgets and gizmos before deciding to dive-off the deep end to become an IP lawyer.  Howard’s practice now focuses on patent litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, trademarks, trade secrets litigation, and other IP and technology matters. In law school, he also served as judicial intern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Howard, fluent in Mandarin and Japanese, is deeply connected and constantly curious as to tech development in Asia.

Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre

Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre Senior Associate

Elizabeth is a senior associate in the Washington office, where she practices in the government contracts, export controls, and economic sanctions group.  Her practice covers all areas of federal contracting, including counseling, protests, claims and disputes, and subcontracting issues.  Elizabeth looks forward to updating clients and colleagues about cybersecurity developments affecting federal contractors and other companies.

David C. Smith

David C. Smith Counsel

David is a senior associate in V&E’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices all aspects of antitrust law, including litigating cases at the intersection of antitrust and patent law. He has experience with technology and media industries in both litigation and non-litigation contexts and looks forward to participating in the blog’s discussions of these topics.

Margaret D. Terwey

Margaret Dunlay Terwey Senior Associate

Margaret is an associate in V&E’s complex commercial litigation group. She is a member of the firm’s media law practice and has represented media companies in cases involving defamation and related claims. Before joining the firm, Margaret clerked for Judge David C. Godbey (Northern District of Texas, 2013-2014) and Judge Catharina Haynes (Fifth Circuit, 2014-2015).

Ryan B. Will

Ryan Will Associate

Ryan is an associate at V&E whose practice focuses on criminal and civil antitrust matters and government investigations. He particularly enjoys splitting his time between litigation and transactional matters within the antitrust realm, which provides him with a broad cross-section of experience and a variety of work. Ryan looks forward to contributing to the High-Tech Law and Litigation Blog as a way to keep clients and colleagues informed on the latest developments in antitrust law.

Siho (Scott) Yoo

Siho (Scott) Yoo Senior Associate

Scott’s practice encompasses patent litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, trademarks, and other IP and technology matters. He litigates complex patent cases related to automobile, mobile computing, telecommunications, Internet, electric motors, recommendation systems, and software-based technologies. He also provides counselling to clients on issues such as patentability search, non-infringement, and patent validity.

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