Daniel Cho is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has represented clients in complex patent and trademark litigations, defended clients in multi-defendant patent troll litigations, and assisted clients with intellectual property transfers. He has assisted on cases throughout the country, including in California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Mr. Cho has represented clients in matters related to a wide range of technologies, including, consumer electronic devices, antennas, eyewear, fitness equipment, and semiconductor technology.
Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Cho served in a wide range of legal and non-legal positions. Mr. Cho was formerly an associate at another large, international law firm. Previous to his legal career, Mr. Cho worked as a research assistant at the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems, where he fabricated and tested microplasma discharge devices. Mr. Cho also worked as a research assistant at the Virginia Tech’s Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory, where he designed, fabricated, and tested micro-preconcentrators for environmental and healthcare applications.
A representative sample of Mr. Cho’s experience includes:
- Represented several multinational defendants in a patent infringement action where the plaintiff asserted patents related to portable FM transmitters. Mr. Cho assisted with claim construction, managed the collection and production of electronic discovery for all defendants, and led a strategic part of the discovery efforts which resulted in a favorable settlement for all defendants.
- Represented a multinational defendant in a patent infringement action related to KVM switches. Mr. Cho assisted with the preparation of depositions and led the efforts in collecting electronic discovery from the defendant.
- Represented a multinational defendant in a patent infringement action related to electronic accessories. Mr. Cho led the early case assessment on invalidity of the asserted patent. The case resulted in a favorable settlement of all claims.
- Represented a defendant in a patent infringement action related to eyewear. Mr. Cho managed the organization and presentation of evidence supporting counterclaims which resulted in a favorable settlement for the defendant.
- Represented a defendant in a patent and trademark infringement action related to eyewear. Mr. Cho assisted with discovery, claim construction, and non-infringement positions. This case is ongoing.
- Representing the plaintiffs in a case related to fitness equipment. The plaintiffs asserted that another commercial exercise machine company marked their machines with inapplicable patents for the purpose of deceiving the public. In the early 2012, the court found that the defendant had mismarked nine specific machines. The case is ongoing.
- Prepared invalidity positions for a multinational client for technology related to semiconductor processing.
- Assisted a client’s transfer of trademarks and other intellectual property rights related to consumer goods.
Mr. Cho received a B.S., summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2006. He received his J.D. from New York University in 2010, where he served as a staff and notes editor for The Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
Speeches and Publications
- “The Intrinsic Compatibility of the Patent System with Open Source,” Bloomberg Law Reports: Intellectual Property (January 20, 2009).
- “Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions in Patent Cases,” PLI Patent Litigation 2008, Volume One (2008).