Charlin Lu

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Covington & Burling LLP
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Redwood Shores, CA  94065-1418
Tel: 650.632.4724
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  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2009
    • with distinction
  • Yale University, B.S., 2004
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Computer Science

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2011-2012
  • Hon. Ronald M. Whyte, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2009-2010

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Mandarin

Charlin Lu is a litigation associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.  Her practice focuses on patent litigation.  Prior to entering the legal profession, she was an analyst at a finance and economics consulting firm.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Altera in a patent infringement action in the District of Delaware involving Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips.  Reached a settlement early in the case.
  • Represented Texas Instruments in a patent infringement action in the District of Delaware involving systems-on-a-chip.  Won summary judgment of non-infringement on the majority of claims and a stipulation of non-infringement under the court’s claim construction for the remaining claims.

Previous Experience

  • Cornerstone Research, Analyst (2004-2006)

Honors and Rankings

  • Northern California Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2014)

Pro Bono

  • Represented individuals before the Court of Appeal for the State of California, appealing the grant of attorneys’ fees for bringing non-frivolous constitutional claims.  Achieved a favorable settlement.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Bay Area Intellectual Property Inns of Court

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