Patricia Young represents market-leading companies in intellectual property litigation, particularly high-stakes, complex, multi-patent, and multi-jurisdictional cases.

Ms. Young is a first-chair trial lawyer who litigates patent and trade secrets cases for a broad spectrum of companies, both as defendants and plaintiffs. She regularly tries cases across the country, including in state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

She deftly synthesizes technical, economic, and legal perspectives to develop unique, winning litigation strategies. As an incisive and trusted advisor for patent and trade secret matters, she is also well-positioned to counsel clients on intellectual property issues in corporate matters.

Ms. Young has developed an impressive record of leading and managing complex, multi-product, multi-claim disputes. Her experience spans industries from LiDAR, semiconductors, RF technology, memory, microprocessors, Wi-Fi routers and mesh network devices, file system and storage software and hardware, networking, gaming, e-commerce, telecommunications, UV LEDs, biotech, biologics, protein engineering, sequencing technology, microcoils, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals to consumer products.

Ms. Young was named one of the "Women Worth Watching in STEM" by Diversity Journal in 2021. She is also a collaborator on the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, the Federal Judicial Center’s definitive patent litigation how-to guide for federal judges, now in its third edition.

Her pro bono work addresses Social Security disability, domestic violence, veteran disability benefits, housing, and §1983 civil rights actions. She served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and received the California State Bar Wiley M. Manuel Award for pro bono service in 2013.

Ms. Young’s representative client work includes:

  • Co-lead trial counsel for XP Power in the defense of trade secret misappropriation claims pending in the Northern District of California relating to RF technology
  • Lead counsel for XP Power in various other matters
  • Lead counsel representing a leading biotech company in BPCIA litigation against biosimilar-company Samsung Bioepis
  • Lead and co-lead counsel for storage device company on various patent litigation matters
  • Senior trial counsel for Complainant Netgear adverse to competitor TP-Link in a six patent litigation at the ITC and the Central District of California relating to wireless mesh networks
  • Senior trial counsel for Arista in ITC proceedings relating to patent infringement claims involving switching operating systems and protocols. Enforcement hearing resulted in a finding of non-infringement, thwarting Cisco’s efforts to shut down US sales of Arista’s switches and avoiding hundreds of millions in fines. Prevailed in modification proceeding when Commission cleared Arista’s redesigned products. Retained to replace prior counsel after adverse determinations in the underlying ITC matters (Cisco v. Arista)
  • Velodyne LiDAR against Chinese competitors Hesai and RoboSense in an ITC proceeding and related district court litigations that resulted in a favorable settlement and business resolution for the client on the eve of trial
  • Counsel defending microcoil developer in patent infringement and trade secret litigations relating to coils for treatment of aneurysms
  • Broadcom in trade secret misappropriation matter filed against former employee
  • Arista in California Superior Court defending against software developer Optumsoft concerning trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims
  • Codexis in a case regarding infringement of 10 Codexis patents, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition relating to engineered enzymes and biocatalysis technology. Obtained consent judgment of infringement on all patents (Codexis v. EnzymeWorks (N.D. Cal.))
  • Nitride Semiconductors in its dispute with competitor RayVio relating to ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diode (LED) technology. The dispute included patent infringement litigation in the Northern District of California and a PTAB proceeding, and resolved favorably for Nitride Semiconductors after a default judgment of infringement and validity on the heels of obtaining a favorable ruling in the PTAB proceeding
  • LG Display Co., Ltd., along with its customers LG Electronics and Sony Corporation, in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Solas OLED Ltd., relating to OLED technology
  • Capital One in a five-patent infringement case brought by Intellectual Ventures. Successfully defeated all five patents, including two on summary judgment of invalidity based on lack of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 (Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One (E.D. Va.))
  • Life Technologies in a two-patent infringement case brought by Enzo Life Sciences relating to nucleic acid probe and array technology (Enzo Life Sciences v. Life Technologies (D.Del.))
  • Apple in numerous matters
  • Oracle in a multi-patent lawsuit related to cloud computing technology and Oracle databases. Found key prior art and helped institute inter partes review of the patents-in-suit. Case settled on favorable terms (Clouding IP v. Oracle Corporation (D. Del.))
  • Musicmatch, Inc. (Yahoo!) in patent infringement lawsuit involving software protection technology. All asserted claims found invalid for lack of written description (Tse v. Apple, et al. (N.D. Cal. after transfer from D. Md.))

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2005
    cum laude
  • SB Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • SB Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002