Eric Chiu is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Chiu was a litigation associate at a national law firm, where he specialized in intellectual property.
As a litigator, Mr. Chiu has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation relating to a wide range of technology areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, security sensors, touchpad controls, computer connectivity products and semiconductor devices. Notable representations include:
Representing integrated circuit packaging company in enforcing its patent portfolio in U.S. district court.
Represented cardiac and vascular care company in defending vessel closure device against allegations of patent infringement.
Represented major pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation in various U.S. district courts.
Represented semiconductor device company in California state court, securing summary judgment in trade secret case.
In addition to his patent litigation experience, Mr. Chiu has provided pro bono representation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, assisting disabled veterans in securing benefits. Mr. Chiu also represented a pro bono client before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, resulting in reversal of a conviction for first degree assault.
Mr. Chiu served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Bryson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his J.D. cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 2005. While at Duke, he served as managing editor of Law & Contemporary Problems. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Chiu received his M.D. from the University of Arizona, and his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University.