Elaine Chow Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Elaine Chow

Elaine Chow

Bilingual IP Advisor to Tech Companies

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA, Patent Bar, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
Georgetown University Law Center

"Elaine is responsive and intuitive. I don't have to waste time or mince my words."

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Clear Communication
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About
Tech-savvy attorney capable of providing quick, clear, and concise legal advice. Expertise in IP, patent, data privacy (GDPR, CCPA), litigation, risk mitigation, licensing, portfolio management, and regulatory matters. Partner to multinational software and hardware giants, including Google, Microsoft, Acer, and AMD, as well as semiconductor, software, video, and smartphone companies and smaller startups. Fluent in both written (intermediate level) and spoken Mandarin (working proficient), with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese business and social customs. Possess impeccable integrity, good judgment, and strong analytical capabilities.
21
Years
experience
Top 200 Firm Badge

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Elaine explained the relevant portions of the privacy law to us without legalese and helped us understand how the GDPR applied to our business. She provided timely and responsive advice."

Privacy counseling for GDPR
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Elaine is responsive and intuitive. I don't have to waste time or mince my words."

IP Counseling, including litigation and licensing
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Warren Lex LLP

Partner

Aug 2017 - Present

Technology-oriented IP litigation boutique.

Defended Android and Chrome OS devices for Google, Huawei, Acer, and ASUS.

Recruited for technical background and Chinese language skills.

Prepared corporate witnesses in Mandarin Chinese in a global, multi-defendant patent suit.

Advised client on successful petition for inter partes review to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Aug 2017 - Present

Jindo Productions

Consultant

Mar 2015 - Aug 2017

Counseled clients on privacy, litigation strategy, and budgeting.

Advised non-profit on compliance with California privacy laws; revised and edited privacy notice.

Counseled medical practice on whether website was subject to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Taught four-hour class to attorneys and paralegals on privacy law.

Mar 2015 - Aug 2017

K&L Gates

Partner

Mar 2007 - Feb 2015

Led teams of partners, associates, and staff for rapidly expanding IP practice intellectual property litigation practice group.

Litigated $100M+ patent claims, as well as trademark, copyright, trade secret, class action, and business disputes.

Second-chaired four trials (jury trial in state court, jury trial in federal court, and two additional trials), with favorable verdicts in all four.

Mar 2007 - Feb 2015

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