Press Release

Tom Chen Named 2016 Top 100 Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal

September 30, 2016

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly congratulates Partner Tom Chen who has been named a Top 100 Lawyer by the Daily Journal.

Chen is recognized by the Daily Journal, in part, for his longstanding relationship with PayPal. Chen supervises about 30 Haynes and Boone patent attorneys who work on PayPal matters. Chen and his team collaborate weekly with PayPal’s in-house group to determine whether ideas have value for filing a patent application, how ideas can be built out to increase value and other strategic issues related to PayPal’s patent portfolio.

Some recent patent applications PayPal has submitted to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office range in topic from digital payments through smartphones to user authentication and biometric security. Chen’s extensive engineering background makes his insight and counsel invaluable.

Chen is an experienced patent attorney who is also well versed in patent litigation, including matters before the International Trade Commission and district courts. He has been involved in all phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions, expert reports and briefs.

Under Chen’s lead, the firm handles patent matters for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He plays a major role in not just expanding his client’s patent portfolio, but more importantly, maximizing its value to his clients.

Clients value Chen for his technical understanding and strategy with regard to their specific patent issues. His experience is founded on multiple advanced degrees in electrical engineering and covers a variety of technologies, including e-commerce, mobile payments, electrical circuits, semiconductor memories/processing, semiconductor equipment, fiber optic and wireless communications, televisions, mechanical devices, Internet-related applications, microprocessors and other computer architecture.

In addition to his practice, Chen is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and its Board of Directors and is also a member of the firm’s Attorney Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, which focuses on advancing the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers within the firm.

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