Each attorney at F. Chau & Associates is also a technology specialist, with advanced degrees in Engineering or Science. The Firm's patent services have concentrated in the technical fields of semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, telecommunications, multimedia, mechanical, and software-based technologies. Our clients have relied on us to provide counseling on the most technically complex matters.
The Firm has an enviable record in counseling its clients to: numerous dismissals of charges of patent infringement with little or no payment; obtaining the most favored royalty rates in licenses; and procuring patents that are licensed or sold with aggressively leveraged returns.
F. Chau & Associates was special counsel retained by a Fortune Global 50 company in Asia to represent it to be recognized as a Licensor in the MPEG II video compression standard (MPEG LA) license pool.
F. Chau & Associates is the counsel of record on U.S. Letters Patent No. 6,423,583 issued to IBM. This patent is recognized as a pioneering patent in the field of Nanotechnology and has been cited or referenced by over 50 patents and patent applications. The technical advance of this technology and the inventors were featured on the front page of the New York Times (4/27/01).
Frank Chau was instrumental in obtaining issuance of U.S. Patent No. 4,980,806. The patent covers a computerized lighting system. An Emmy Award was granted to the designers of the lighting system for excellence in engineering and contribution to the television art.