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OCIPLA March 2021 Luncheon (Online)
March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OCIPLA’s March 2021 Virtual Luncheon
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Online only
Topic: IP Assignments in Employment & Contractor Agreements
Amy C. Chun
With a practice at the crossroads of information technology, commerce and the law, Amy Chun delivers multi-dimensional legal advice and actionable solutions that are strategic, intentional and directly applicable to her client’s bottom line. As outside intellectual property and technology law counsel for large and small tech, fast-growth and other well-known companies, Amy is skilled in identifying and positioning the challenges and opportunities her clients face in a way that optimizes their commercial agenda.
Amy’s practice is truly broad and deep, and includes due diligence investigations, licensing negotiations, national and international patent prosecution, open source policy assessment and risk mitigation, patent and trade secret litigation, inter partes review, and covered business methods review. While she has worked with a variety of technologies, Amy focuses on distributed computing systems, cybersecurity, fraud prevention/detection, e-commerce, cloud computing, social media, fintech, mobile computing, internet technology, SaaS, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Appreciated for her dedication and hard work in continuously cultivating the confidence and trust of those she serves, Amy delivers a honed ability to formulate successful legal strategies that reinforce and expand her client’s competitive edge. As a result, Amy has been recognized for her skill in IP law and patent practice in the International Law Office’s “Client Choice Awards,” as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, and is listed among OC METRO magazine’s “OC’s Top Attorneys.” She is an esteemed guest speaker for business, legal and other professional organizations on a variety of substantive disciplines pertaining to the law, IP and IT.
After completing her graduate degree, Amy worked as a Product Manager and Programmer for OR Concepts Applied, a privately owned company which developed route planning systems for stealthy aircraft. She also took time off from Knobbe to clerk for the honorable Mariana J. Pfaelzer, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Amy understands how businesses work from the inside out, and maintains an inherent respect for financial goals, existing management structures and critical deadlines.
Christy Lea resolves high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for nearly two decades. Christy is also an accomplished PTAB trial litigator having served as lead counsel in numerous IPRs.
Notably, Christy co-led the firm’s trial team that won a $70 million jury verdict with $21 million in enhanced damages for CardiAQ in a trade secrets misappropriation case against its former vendor, Neovasc Inc. The National Law Journal ranked this verdict as #6 for IP and #21 overall for verdicts that year. The court also granted CardiAQ co-founders Arshad Quadri, M.D. and Brent Ratz co-inventorship of the Neovasc transcatheter mitral valve patent. The decision made Edwards Lifesciences, which acquired CardiAQ for $400 million, co-owner of the Neovasc patent. Christy continues to represent Edwards Lifesciences in district court and before the PTAB. In addition, Christy represented and currently represents Smith & Nephew in numerous litigations and PTAB trials, including in the “negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) wars” against KCI/Wake Forest, as well as various orthopedics cases.
A formidable advocate both in and out of court, Christy is able to explain even the most sophisticated technologies to judges and juries alike, converting complex information into easily-understood straight-talk. She offers particular skill in working with, positioning, and maximizing fact and expert witnesses in critical patent litigation with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. Hard-working, ingratiating, persuasive, and always prepared, Christy takes a personal interest in the individuals with whom she works and represents.
Named a “Life Science Star” by Legal Media Group (LMG) Life Sciences, a “Woman to Watch” by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a “Top 10 Life Sciences Litigator” by Managing IP magazine, and a Super Lawyers magazine Southern California “Rising Star” in intellectual property law, Christy believes in service beyond the office. An avid fundraiser for various charities, Christy is also Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Public Law Center and previously sat on the Advisory Board for the Ole Miss School of Engineering. She was also a founding member of the firm’s Pro Bono and Diversity Committees.
Jen is the Senior Director of the Employment Law Department at Edwards Lifesciences and also has responsibility for providing legal support to the Company’s Global Supply Chain operations in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Jen also currently serves on the Company’s COVID Re-Integration Task Force and Vaccine Committee.
Jen joined Edwards in January 2014 and quickly developed a reputation for bringing positivity to even the stickiest of employment law issues. Jen is sought after by clients and colleagues for her thoughtful and strategic advice, her ability to find creative solutions to drive results, and her approachable manner.
Prior to joining Edwards, Jen was Employment Counsel at Broadcom, where she had responsibility for both domestic (US) and international employment law issues. In this role, Jen partnered with the local Human Resources professionals in Broadcom’s APAC and EMEAC regions. Prior to joining Broadcom, Jen was an Employment Law Associate at the law firm of Allen Matkins in Orange County.
Jen received her J.D. and Law and Business Certificate from Vanderbilt University, where she also participated in the University’s
Vanderbilt-in-Venice program. Jen graduated with honors from Harvard University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Like many of us, Jen is currently trying to manage this hybrid remote working arrangement with two energetic boys (7 and 5 years) and a 1-year old “pandemic baby” girl. As a result, she was thrilled to be a co-founder of the “Working Parents” Employee Resources Group at Edwards, where working parents can come together to support each other (and sometimes commiserate) around parenting and work-life integration issues.