Warren Heit is an experienced trial lawyer, whose practice is focused on patent infringement and trade secret litigation in the electrical engineering and computer science sectors.
Clients value Warren’s unique insight into their business, drawing on his high level electrical engineering background. Prior to practicing law, Warren worked as an electrical engineer for Raytheon Corporation, where he helped to develop a test and artificial intelligence system for the Patriot missile system.
With more than 20 years’ litigation experience in US federal district courts, California state courts and Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC), his track record and reputation have attracted high profile clients including Google, Sony and HTC.
The skill and insight which Warren brings to his work has enabled him to achieve numerous victories for his clients. Although many of his representative clients are based in Silicon Valley, his track record has attracted a broad client base which extends across the United States and around the world, spanning Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, the UK, France, and Germany.
Warren’s clients seek his counsel with regard to a range of technological matters, including computer hardware and software, wireless communications, flat panel displays, semiconductor manufacturing, solid state memories, digital signal processing, telecommunications, and e-commerce.
He is registered to prosecute patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which he uses to help clients design and build strategic patent portfolios around their most valuable technologies. In addition, he writes and negotiates agreements for the transfer of technology and for the licensing and cross-licensing of patent, trademark and/or copyright rights.
Warren is a member of the American Bar Association and the California State Bar Association, and an author of a number of publications on patent law.
"Successfully Defending A Section 337 Investigation", 2012 Symposium on International Legal Strategies for Taiwan Technology Companies: A Focus on Intellectual Property and Antitrust Issues, 13 June 2012, Hsinchu, Taiwan and 15 June 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, Presenter
CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. further muddies §101 patent eligibility, Lexology, May 16, 2013
ITC proposes rule changes for Section 337 investigations, Lexology, July 26, 2012
ED Texas court transfers multi-defendant patent litigation out of Texas to California, Lexology, August 13, 2010
Business method patents: Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski effectively returns to the status quo ante the Federal Circuit’s decision, Lexology, July 2, 2010
Federal Circuit vacates Lucent damages award and provides guidance for reasonable royalty analysis, Lexology, September 16, 2009