Weining Bai

Associate

Weining Bai

Associate

Weining Bai focuses on intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation. Mr. Bai has experience in all phase of litigation, from pleadings through trial, in both state and federal court. He has participated in numerous trials, where his experience includes giving the opening statement, examining witnesses, arguing motions, and witness preparation. In the pre-trial stage, his experience includes taking and defending numerous depositions of both fact and expert witnesses, legal research and briefing, and arguing a variety of hearings – including Markman hearing, dispositive motions, and discovery disputes.

Mr. Bai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and served as associate blog editor of The Penn Intellectual Property Group where he monitored and wrote about IP issues. During law school, Mr. Bai worked as a summer associate at AZA for two years.

He graduated magna cum lade from Washington and Lee University with a B.S. in Physics Engineering and a B.A. in Economics.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK:

 Mr. Bai has significant experiences in patent litigation representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants across a variety of forums and technologies. Some examples include:

  • Successfully representing a US-based technology company in the international enforcement and licensing of high definition speech coding patents that includes the filing of over 25 cases in China. As part of this campaign, Mr. Bai’s client prevailed in over a dozen validity challenges filed before the Patent Re-Examination Board (China’s Equivalent of the PTAB) and has secured one of the largest licenses obtained by a U.S.-based patent enforcement entity against a China-based, large, international smartphone manufacturer. As a native Mandarin speaker, Mr. Bai has been a key attorney managing this litigation campaign and has attended numerous trial proceedings in Chinese forums.
  • Successfully represented a hydraulic fracturing company in a patent infringement suit brought by a former vendor involving fracking proppant storage and delivery technology. Mr. Bai was instrumental in helping his client secure extremely favorable claim construction rulings which, ultimately, resulted in the Plaintiff stipulating to non-infringement. As a result, his client was dismissed from the case with an extremely favorable settlement on the eve of summary judgment.
  • Successfully represented Saint Lawrence Communications LLC in numerous suits against a variety of smartphone manufacturers regarding infringement of patents involving HD Voice technology. This included a jury award of over $9 million and a willful infringement finding against Motorola in the Eastern District of Texas, as well as highly favorable settlements on the eve of trial against Apple and ZTE.
  • Successfully represented a Canadian music services company against a patent infringement suit brought by a U.S.-based competitor. After taking over from prior counsel late in the matter, helped his client secure a highly favorable settlement on the eve of trial.

Mr. Bai also has significant experiences in trade secrets litigation, where examples of his success include:

  • Successfully represented a Houston-based directional drilling company against a competitor and a former vendor over theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement involving motor transmission technology. His client secured a highly favorable monetary settlement and an agreed, publicly-filed, permanent injunction.
  • Successfully represented an international supplier of managed pressure drilling equipment against a competitor and former employees in a theft of trade secrets case involving rotating control devices technology. The case settled on highly favorable terms for his client after the trial court entered an injunction and denied defendants’ motion to dismiss.
  • Successfully represented an international oilfield services company against a former employee in a theft of trade secrets case involving downhole electronic tools. The case settled on the eve of trial with his client fully recovering the rights to all disputed trade secret technology at issue.

Mr. Bai has also successfully represented clients across a variety of other types of civil, commercial litigation, where his experiences have included:

  • Successfully representing a local clinical laboratory and its owner in administrative litigation involving Medicare reimbursement billing. Mr. Bai was instrumental in handling a bet-the-company administrative trial and successfully obtained on appeal a complete reversal of all unfavorable findings entered by administrative tribunal against his client.
  • Successfully represented Prime Natural Resources in an insurance breach of contract dispute against Underwriters of the Lloyd’s of London. Jury awarded $41.6 million verdict that included actual damages, punitive damages, statutory penalties, and legal fees.
  • Successfully represented a physician in an age discrimination suit against a large hospital. Taking over the case from prior counsel, Mr. Bai won several key dispositive motions that resulted in a favorable settlement for his client.
  • Successfully represented a variety of other local businesses in contract and business tort disputes, and have on multiple occasions obtained judgments and attorneys’ fees in favor of his clients.

IN THE NEWS

AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola

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Weining Bai focuses on intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation. Mr. Bai has experience in all phase of litigation, from pleadings through trial, in both state and federal court. He has participated in numerous trials, where his experience includes giving the opening statement, examining witnesses, arguing motions, and witness preparation. In the pre-trial stage, his experience includes taking and defending numerous depositions of both fact and expert witnesses, legal research and briefing, and arguing a variety of hearings – including Markman hearing, dispositive motions, and discovery disputes.

Mr. Bai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and served as associate blog editor of The Penn Intellectual Property Group where he monitored and wrote about IP issues. During law school, Mr. Bai worked as a summer associate at AZA for two years.

He graduated magna cum lade from Washington and Lee University with a B.S. in Physics Engineering and a B.A. in Economics.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK:

 Mr. Bai has significant experiences in patent litigation representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants across a variety of forums and technologies. Some examples include:

  • Successfully representing a US-based technology company in the international enforcement and licensing of high definition speech coding patents that includes the filing of over 25 cases in China. As part of this campaign, Mr. Bai’s client prevailed in over a dozen validity challenges filed before the Patent Re-Examination Board (China’s Equivalent of the PTAB) and has secured one of the largest licenses obtained by a U.S.-based patent enforcement entity against a China-based, large, international smartphone manufacturer. As a native Mandarin speaker, Mr. Bai has been a key attorney managing this litigation campaign and has attended numerous trial proceedings in Chinese forums.
  • Successfully represented a hydraulic fracturing company in a patent infringement suit brought by a former vendor involving fracking proppant storage and delivery technology. Mr. Bai was instrumental in helping his client secure extremely favorable claim construction rulings which, ultimately, resulted in the Plaintiff stipulating to non-infringement. As a result, his client was dismissed from the case with an extremely favorable settlement on the eve of summary judgment.
  • Successfully represented Saint Lawrence Communications LLC in numerous suits against a variety of smartphone manufacturers regarding infringement of patents involving HD Voice technology. This included a jury award of over $9 million and a willful infringement finding against Motorola in the Eastern District of Texas, as well as highly favorable settlements on the eve of trial against Apple and ZTE.
  • Successfully represented a Canadian music services company against a patent infringement suit brought by a U.S.-based competitor. After taking over from prior counsel late in the matter, helped his client secure a highly favorable settlement on the eve of trial.

Mr. Bai also has significant experiences in trade secrets litigation, where examples of his success include:

  • Successfully represented a Houston-based directional drilling company against a competitor and a former vendor over theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement involving motor transmission technology. His client secured a highly favorable monetary settlement and an agreed, publicly-filed, permanent injunction.
  • Successfully represented an international supplier of managed pressure drilling equipment against a competitor and former employees in a theft of trade secrets case involving rotating control devices technology. The case settled on highly favorable terms for his client after the trial court entered an injunction and denied defendants’ motion to dismiss.
  • Successfully represented an international oilfield services company against a former employee in a theft of trade secrets case involving downhole electronic tools. The case settled on the eve of trial with his client fully recovering the rights to all disputed trade secret technology at issue.

Mr. Bai has also successfully represented clients across a variety of other types of civil, commercial litigation, where his experiences have included:

  • Successfully representing a local clinical laboratory and its owner in administrative litigation involving Medicare reimbursement billing. Mr. Bai was instrumental in handling a bet-the-company administrative trial and successfully obtained on appeal a complete reversal of all unfavorable findings entered by administrative tribunal against his client.
  • Successfully represented Prime Natural Resources in an insurance breach of contract dispute against Underwriters of the Lloyd’s of London. Jury awarded $41.6 million verdict that included actual damages, punitive damages, statutory penalties, and legal fees.
  • Successfully represented a physician in an age discrimination suit against a large hospital. Taking over the case from prior counsel, Mr. Bai won several key dispositive motions that resulted in a favorable settlement for his client.
  • Successfully represented a variety of other local businesses in contract and business tort disputes, and have on multiple occasions obtained judgments and attorneys’ fees in favor of his clients.

IN THE NEWS

AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola

New AZA Attorneys

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., May 2016
    • Associate Blog Editor – Penn Intellectual Property Group
    • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
    • Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program
    • Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. in Economics; B.S. in Physics-Engineering, magna cum lade, May 2013
    • Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

LANGUAGES

  • Chinese-Cantonese
  • Chinese-Mandarin

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., May 2016
    • Associate Blog Editor – Penn Intellectual Property Group
    • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
    • Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program
    • Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. in Economics; B.S. in Physics-Engineering, magna cum lade, May 2013
    • Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

LANGUAGES

  • Chinese-Cantonese
  • Chinese-Mandarin

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