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Catherine Cheng Xu

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Education

  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • University of Illinois (BSEE, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Languages

  • Mandarin

Catherine has an electrical engineering background and her experience includes patent litigation-related patent analysis.

Catherine was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin, and also interned in the Shanghai, China, office of another US law firm, where she created infringement analysis charts and conducted case research on US patent litigation involving Chinese LED manufacturers.

While in law school, she participated in the Journal of Science & Technology Law. As an undergraduate, she interned in the Department of Renewable Energy at Technicsche Universitat in Darmstadt, Germany.

Catherine has experience in patent infringement cases before the US International Trade Commission, involving various technologies, such as computer systems, embedded hardware, microprocessors, and graphics processors, among others.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Grainger Award (2012)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Engineering Council Representative, Bridge to China (2009 – 2012)

International Trade Commission

  • Certain Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Consumer Products Containing the Same (337-TA-1044) Represent Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as complainant in the ITC asserting patents covering graphics processing technology employed by smart devices such as televisions and handsets. Respondents include LG Electronics, VIZIO, MediaTek, and Sigma Designs. Achieved settlement with LG prior to the conclusion of expert discovery. After the evidentiary hearing in late 2017, the presiding ALJ issued an initial determination on April 16, 2018, finding a violation of Section 337 and recommending the imposition of an exclusion order against the remaining Respondents’ accused products.  
  • Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same (337-TA-984) Represented owner of portfolio of graphics processing and microprocessor patents as Complainant in an ITC investigation adverse to a number of automotive manufacturers, and infotainment system and chip suppliers. Respondents include Honda, Toyota, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Renesas, Harman International, and Fujitsu-Ten. The investigation instituted in January of 2016 and resolved favorably prior to the conclusion of expert discovery in August of 2016.