Charles Cheng is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on the prosecution and counseling of patent applications, primarily in the areas of electronics and software.
Prior to joining the firm, Charles was senior patent counsel in the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Legal Group of a multinational computer technology corporation in Redwood City, California where he provided in-house patent counseling, patent prosecution, and portfolio management for U.S. and international patents, involving various technologies including hardware systems, microprocessor, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Charles also assisted in patent licensing and patent litigation.
Previously, Charles acquired more than a decade of research and development experience at several high tech companies located in Silicon Valley, including start-ups and Fortune 500 corporations. His experience included computer CAD software, consumer electronics, computer network, and hardware systems.
While attending law school part-time and working full-time, Charles served as Senior Editor and Board Member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal. He is recipient of the 2002 Toastmaster of the Year Award, winner of Toastmasters International Speech Contest, and recipient of the Best 1L Moot Court Oral Advocate Award.
Charles is an inventor of three U.S. issued patents and author of one technical publication.
Charles is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China B.S., Electrical Engineering (1987) summa cum laude, 1986 Academic Achievement Award
University of San Francisco School of Law J.D. (2019) Intellectual Property and Technology Law Certificate with Honors, CALI Award in Patent Law, Merit Scholarship
University of Southern California at Los Angeles M.S., Electrical Engineering (1991)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)
The Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Member
Taiwan Army, Telecommunication Lieutenant Officer (1987-1989)
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