PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Kwok has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California.
Mr. Kwok’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts. With more than 25 years as a technology attorney, his in-depth knowledge of technology and science has proven to be a valuable asset to his clients in both patent portfolio development and in the court room.
Mr. Kwok has represented clients in patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patent and trade secrets litigations, IP portfolio management and disposition, due diligence in M&A transactions, freedom-to-operate, patent infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, and licensing.
“We are pleased to welcome Ed to our Intellectual Property practice. His experience in electrical engineering and computer science, including practical experience as an engineer in Silicon Valley prior to becoming a patent attorney, complements our group and deepens our expertise across all technology sectors,” said David Roise, Co-Chair of VLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “We’re very pleased to have Ed join the VLP team.”
Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Kwok was a Partner with Hogan Lovells US LLP. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a research and development engineer for many years before becoming an attorney. Mr. Kwok is fluent in written Chinese and speaks Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality legal services from experienced attorneys through an efficient platform. The firm has a broad practice, reaching across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, clean tech, retail, consumer products, edtech, and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.
VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions and companies, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, merger and acquisition, real estate, commercial lending, tax, employment and other legal services.
More information: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/.