May Chan

May Chan specializes in patent and intellectual property litigation, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, and complex civil litigation. May represents both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts, U.S. International Trade Commission, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She has helped clients in a wide variety of industries navigate patent cases from inception through trial. May has successfully first-chaired numerous Markman hearings. May’s clients include large and medium corporations, as well as start-up companies and individual inventors.

May also has substantial experience managing E-Discovery, including electronic discovery planning, project managing, and the collection, processing, and review of electronically stored information (ESI).

May leverages her extensive technical background in patent cases and other complex cases involving technology and information management. Prior to attending law school, May worked for over 10 years as a telecommunications engineer at Verizon Laboratories. In that capacity, May designed network architectures for advanced telecommunications systems. She is the named inventor on four U.S. patents. May was also Director of Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications. She represented Verizon before federal regulatory agencies, including the FCC, FTC and FBI.

May received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. May is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. She is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Engagements

​Patent Cases

  • Represented Hologram USA in multiple patent litigations involving technology for generating hologram-like, realistic images such as Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur.
  • Represented Agilent in multiple patent lawsuits in the Southern District of New York involving service management / service assurance technologies.
  • Represented Crossroads in patent litigation involving storage router technology in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented Sprint in patent litigation involving wireless communication technology in the Central District of California.
  • Represented Saes Getter SPA in patent litigation involving gas purification for semiconductor fabrication in the Southern District of California.
  • Represented Zak Designs in patent litigation involving oil and water decorative design used in children’s dinnerware in the District of New Jersey.
  • Represented Silicon Images in patent litigation involving technology for digital video interfaces used in the Northern District of California and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Research Corporation Technologies in a patent case involving digital halftoning technology in the District of Arizona.
  • Represented a small consumer product company in a patent case over photographic equipment in the Central District of California.

Other Representative Matters

  • Represented Hewlett-Packard in complex patent cases involving 19 patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property matters covering computer hardware technologies and software upgrade technologies in the Southern District of California.
  • Represented Qualcomm in multiple patent lawsuits involving patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property matters covering wireless communication technologies in multiple venues.
  • Represented founders in securities class actions regarding a novel blockchain technology and its native cryptocurrency.


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