Stanley Young

Stanley Young

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Covington & Burling LLP
333 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 700
Redwood Shores, CA 94065-1418
Tel: +1 650 632 4704
Fax: +1 650 632 4804



  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985
    • magna cum laude
  • Stanford University, A.B./A.M., 1982
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Charles Merrill, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • California

Stanley Young uses his 30 years of experience to achieve the best results for his clients in intellectual property and other high stakes disputes. He has represented companies in the telecommunications, computer, electronics, semiconductor, software and financial services industries in all phases of federal and state court litigation, arbitration and International Trade Commission investigations. He is a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, of which he was Managing Partner from 2008 to 2014. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property and patent litigation and as a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Representative Matters

  • Motorola v. Lemko, et al. and Huawei v. Motorola (N.D. Ill.). Represented Huawei Technologies in trade secret lawsuits against Motorola Solutions involving wireless base station technology; obtained a preliminary injunction preventing the transfer of confidential information in the context of a corporate acquisition.
  • O2 Micro v. Beyond Innovation (BiTEK), 521 F.3d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2008). Represented appellant in overturning on appeal a verdict of infringement of three patents asserted against inverter controllers used in the backlighting of LCD screens. The Federal Circuit’s decision describes the duty of a district court judge to construe a patent claim term where that construction will decide the outcome of the case.
  • In re Certain Light-Emitting Diodes And Products Containing Same, ITC Investigation 337-TA-785. Defended Samsung Electronics in an International Trade Commission litigation over patents on light conversion techniques and LED package structures.
  • Atmel Corporation v. Silicon Storage Technology (N.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement case involving semiconductor technology. Jury trial involving a charge pump patent resulted in judgment of more than $36 million in plaintiff's favor, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Safeclick LLC v. Visa International Service Association and Visa U.S.A., Inc. (N.D. Cal.). Represented defendants in a lawsuit over a patent alleged to cover the Verified by Visa service for authenticating the identity of a payment cardholder in an on-line transaction. Defendants won summary judgment of non-infringement. The judgment was affirmed on appeal.

Honors and Rankings

Publications and Speeches

  • "Tackling 337 Investigations," Patent Information Annual Conference of China (September 2014)
  • "Standard Essential Patent Litigation," Managing Intellectual Property’s China-International IP Forum (June 2014)
  • "Essential Questions About Standard-Essential Patents," 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute (2012), Moderator
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