Justin Chen


Justin Chen


Justin Chen is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses on patent litigation. He has a degree in electrical and computer engineering and has assisted in representing major manufacturers of semiconductors, smartphones, electronic lighting controls, and others. His practice also includes counseling on copyrights and trademarks.

Mr. Chen has litigated cases in district courts across the country as well as the International Trade Commission. He has argued several Markman and summary judgment hearings.  In addition, he has argued and served as the principal attorney on an appeal before the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Chen joined AZA from Vinson & Elkins.

He was named on the 2018 and 2019 Texas Rising Stars lists for his excellence in intellectual property litigation. Rising Stars, which is compiled by Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers, honors leading attorneys age 40 and younger and those who have been in practice no more than 10 years.

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Chen also has a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton School. He graduated cum laude from Rice University, where he studied electrical and computer engineering. Before attending law school, he was a research assistant at the Rice University Center for Multimedia Communication where he designed and implemented a spectrum analyzer and memory board for the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP).


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  • Assisted in the representation of a major semiconductor manufacturer in a declaratory judgment action in the Northern District of California and a patent infringement action in the District of Delaware involving patents related to semiconductor processing, flash memory products, and integrated circuit packaging.
  • Assisted in the representation of a leading manufacturer of electronic lighting controls in a patent infringement case in the District of Utah.
  • Assisted in the representation of a major smartphone manufacturer in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
    • Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • James Wilson Scholar
  •  The Wharton School, Certificate in Business and Public Policy
  •  Rice University, B.S. cum laude, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Trustee Distinguished Scholar
    • L.J. Walsh Scholar


  • State Bar of Texas


  • Mandarin Chinese, conversational


  • 2018 and 2019 Texas Rising Star honors for intellectual property litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business

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