The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad ex-pertise in both governmental enforcement and complex corporate and patent litiga- tion. She retired from the bench in 2015 and now serves as a mediator and arbitrator of complex litigation. She has an exceptional ability to forecast potential litigation outcomes and has demonstrated a unique talent to mediate resolutions in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Judge Hochberg has been described by the patent bar as a thought leader in intellectual property law. She guides decision makers by quickly grasping deeply complex issues, asking key questions, and eliciting creative solutions.
Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by President Clinton, and confirmed by the Sen- ate, first as United States Attorney for New Jersey and then as a United States District Judge. During her judicial tenure, she has been invited to speak nationwide and abroad about patent litigation, employment law, and efficient dispute resolution She has represented the United States in international judicial conferences.
Judge Hochberg has presided over 132 patent cases, including multiple nationwide cases where she was appointed by the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation. She has handled many pharmaceutical patent cases arising under the Hatch Waxman Act and related Antitrust cases; Technology patents; and cases of first impression, e.g., Fuji vs. Jazz ( repair vs. reconstruction doctrine) and Ibormeith vs Mercedes (new ana- lytical framework under sec.112). Judge Hochberg was invited to sit by designation on the Federal Circuit; has served as a Patent Pilot judge; and vice chair of the Patent Rules Committee. She is co-chair of the Judges' Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where she has taught symposia on recent trends in patent law. Intellec- tual Property conferences, including the IPO, PLI and AIPLA , CHIPs, and several renowned Law schools regularly ask her to speak on emerging topics in the field.
Judge Hochberg has been named the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School in recognition of her contribution to the advance- ment of intellectual property law.
Prior to ascending the bench, Judge Hochberg served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where she led one of the largest United States Attor- ney’s Offices. She was selected to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Commit- tee in Washington, D.C. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where her responsibilities included supervision of the Office of Foreign Assets Control and leading the international anti-money laundering initiatives of the Treasury Department. She led intra-governmental negotiations between the law enforcement agencies of the Treasury Department and their counterparts at the Justice and State Departments. Judge Hochberg has also led a national Treasury office that enforced compliance and financial risk reforms in the savings and loan industry. She was a fre- quent speaker at national banking conferences.
Judge Hochberg has served on the Board of the Lasker Foundation, renowned for its dedication to the alleviation of human suffering through advances in science and med- icine. She has been honored by the International Women’s Forum; the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance; Seton Hall Law School; and numerous federal agencies.
Judge Hochberg graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended the London School of Economics. Judge Hochberg is married to a surgeon and has two grown children and two exceptional grandchildren.
Marti Johnson concentrates her practice on intellectual property and technology law, with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation. She has represented clients in federal and state litigation, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, and before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. She is a member of the Skadden group recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its 2013 “IP Hot List.”
Ms. Johnson has represented clients in matters involving a wide array of technologies, including computer hardware and software, financial systems, e-commerce, Internet technologies, food processing and engineering, telecommunications systems, medical devices, data transmission, semiconductors, electronic displays (including micromirror array and LCD technology) and pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Johnson also provides guidance to her clients on a variety of issues, including intellectual property transactions, freedom to operate determinations, electronic discovery parameters and damages evaluations.
Ms. Johnson’s pro bono practice includes nonprofit intellectual property investigations, social security benefits representation, prisoner abuse cases, and work for the Innocence Project.
P. Anthony Sammi
Patent and Other Complex Intellectual Property Litigation
P. Anthony Sammi concentrates his practice on litigating intellectual property cases, particularly high-technology patent and trade secret cases, at the trial level.
With a background in electrical engineering and physics, Mr. Sammi has litigated a broad range of matters involving software, hardware, business method and e-commerce patents and trade secrets, as well as computer source code copyrights. His practice also includes counseling both U.S. and multinational clients on evaluating, licensing and protecting intellectual property portfolios.
Representative technologies that Mr. Sammi has litigated include: digital electronics and hardware; computer software and source code (HLASM, C++); mobile telephone and VoIP technology; blood centrifuge devices; satellite on-board computer stability systems; medical implant devices; sporting equipment; pharmaceuticals; cosmetics; MPEG video technology; Ethernet connectivity hardware; and digital imaging and storage systems in the financial industry.
He is a member of the Skadden group recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its 2013 “IP Hot List.”
Selected engagements include:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
J.D., Cornell Law School, 1998
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1995
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Past President and Director, South Asian Bar Association of New York
Past Director, National South Asian Bar Association
Co-Author “Good Clean Fun: Using Clean Room Procedures in Intellectual Property
Litigation,” Intellectual Property and Technology Journal, October 2013 (Vol. 25, No.
“Trade Secrets,” (Chapter 15) New York Business Litigation, New York Law Journal, 2013
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Steve Lapham joined Viewpointe in 2003, and his responsibilities include handling corporate governance and business transactions for the company, as well as overseeing intellectual property, litigation, human resources, audit, compliance, and areas of risk management. Steve’s professional background includes six years in private practice where he handled both business transactions and civil litigation. Prior to joining Viewpointe, he was Associate General Counsel at Sonic Automotive, Inc., where he handled transactional work, governmental/regulatory issues, and managed litigation for the company. Steve graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor.
Victoria A. Cundiff is a partner at Paul Hastings resident in New York. She leads the litigation department’s global trade secrets litigation practice, which is ranked in “Tier 1” by Legal 500.
Ms. Cundiff has successfully tried or resolved trade secrets, non-compete, "inevitable disclosure,” intellectual property ownership, and other intellectual property and commercial disputes in state and Federal courts throughout the United States and before a variety of arbitration and mediation tribunals. She also advises on such disputes internationally and coordinates multi-jurisdictional litigation. She has designed confidential verification protocols for resolving intellectual property use and ownership disputes in and outside of court. She has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries, including technology, software, media, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, marketing, and sales and distribution organizations.
Ms. Cundiff’s articles on topics including “Preventing the Inevitable,” “How to Hire Your Competitor’s Employee,” and “How to Own Your Own Intellectual Property” have been published in publications including the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal; IDEA ®: The Intellectual Property Law Review; The New York Business Law Journal; The Computer Lawyer; The New York Law Journal; The Employee Relations Law Journal and a variety of course handbooks published by the Practising Law Institute. She has been quoted on best practices in a variety of legal and industry publications. She has contributed to amicus curiae briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court on copyright and intellectual property licensing issues.
Ms. Cundiff is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches intellectual property law.
Ms. Cundiff is a Member of the American Law Institute, serving as an Adviser on the Restatement, Third, Conflict of Laws. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and is the past Chair of that section. She is a member of the Trade Secrets Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; is listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers; Legal 500 (which has named her a “Leading Lawyer” in Trade Secrets Litigation); and New York Super Lawyers. She was an invited civilian guest at the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar. She has completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Teacher Training Program at Harvard Law School and the CPR Institute’s Mediator Training Program.
Ms. Cundiff received her B.A. degree from the University of Denver, where she was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar, and her J.D. degree from Yale Law School. She is on the advisory board of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. She was a founding member of the Print Club of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York, Colorado, the District of Columbia and several Federal courts.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967 Judge James P. Kleinberg began his career as a Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1969 he entered commercial litigation practice witfh a medium-sized firm in San Francisco where he became a partner. In 1983 he joined McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Bingham McCutchen) where he practiced for over 19 years as a litigation partner in San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. He had a national business litigation practice with emphasis on antitrust, securities, corporate governance, and intellectual property issues. He was listed for over ten years in the publication "Best Lawyers in America" under the heading of Business Litigation. Appointed by Governor Davis to the Superior Court ten years ago, Judge Kleinberg has had criminal, family, civil discovery, civil trial, and case management duties, and served as the supervising judge of the civil division of the Superior Court in Santa Clara County, the largest court in Northern California. That county, commonly known as Silicon Valley, has 1.8 million residents. Since January, 2011 he has been in charge of the Court's Complex Civil Litigation Department, responsible for approximately 180 cases involving securities and employment class actions, corporate governance, products liability, trade secrets, and large construction projects. He has served for over ten years as a board member and advisor on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar's Section of Litigation and now serves on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California. He is a Holton Teaching Fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, was formerly on the Committee of Visitors of the Michigan Law School, is President of the William A. Ingram chapter of the American Inns of Court, is a member of the American College of Business Court Judges, and is a member of the American Bar Foundation.
Born in San Francisco, to a father from Shanghai via Taiwan, and an American mother, Ms. Young grew up in a Chinese-speaking household, and was educated at UC Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and began her practice by splitting her time between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan in1988. She added mainland China into her regular schedule in 1994, when Wang& Wang added its Beijing office. She was admitted in California and to the Federal District Court, Northern District of California in 1988, and was registered as a foreign legal expert with the Taipei Bar Association in 2004, and with China's Ministry of Justice in 2005.
Memberships and Professional Organizations
English(fluent), Chinese (fluent), Spanish (reading), and French (reading)
Selected Lectures and Appearances
Academic Courses Taught
John F. Marsh has experience representing and advising clients in trade secrets, emergency litigation, licensing and intellectual property disputes, injunctive proceedings including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunction hearings, securities and shareholder disputes, mediations and arbitrations, commercial and contractual disputes, product liability lawsuits and issues, jury trials and evidentiary hearings, and other complex legal matters. John discusses these topics and more on his blog at www.tradesecretlitigator.com, on Twitter at @TSLitigator, and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tradesecretlitigator.
HONORABLE RONALD S.W. LEW
United States District Judge
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew was born in Los Angeles, the third of nine children. His father was a Chinese launderer who immigrated from Guangdong Province and operated the Mandarin Laundry in downtown Los Angeles. Judge Lew worked his way through school in his father's laundry business.
Upon graduation from Loyola University, Judge Lew commenced his study at Southwestern University School of Law. His legal education was interrupted by the draft. After serving as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, he returned to Southwestern and was admitted to practice law in 1971. He worked as a deputy city attorney for two and a half years before going into the private practice of law.
While in the last year of law school, Judge Lew married Mamie (who was born in Guangdong, China) and started their family. Judge Lew enjoys sharing his free time with his four children, spouses and grandchildren.
Judge Lew was first appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1982, and then elevated to Superior Court in 1984. On May 7, 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge Lew to the federal bench where he now serves in the Central District of California. He is the first Chinese-American appointed as a United States District Judge in the continental United States.
Always active in civic and community affairs, Judge Lew helped to establish the Chinatown Service Center, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association and the Chinese American Museum. He currently sits on the boards of the Southwestern School of Law, Friends of the Chinese American Museum, American Inns of Court and the Federal Bar Association. He is a past board member of the Chinese Heart Council, Federal Judges Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association Judges= Committee, Committee on International Judicial Relations of the United States Judicial Conference and both a past board member and member of the Committee of 100.
As a past board member of the Committee on International Judicial Relations, Judge Lew traveled abroad to assist foreign courts and international judicial organizations create programs and establish lasting relationships. Today, as a Senior U.S. District Court Judge, he continues his efforts to promote the establishment and expansion of the rule of law and administration of justice by his frequent participation in speaking engagements overseas. Furthermore, in his personal time, Judge Lew consistently gives back to the legal profession by participating in educational programs, both domestic and overseas, organized by various governmental agencies, bar associations, and law schools.
Vivek Mani specializes in applying economic and financial analyses to complex commercial litigation matters. He has worked on numerous cases involving intellectual property, securities, valuation, and financial institutions. Mr. Mani has broad experience in all all phases of litigation, including preparation of expert reports, deposition testimony, mediation and trial. Mr. Mani received a M.A. from Boston University, a M.S. from Madras School of Economics and a B.A. from Fergusson College.