Eric Krause | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Eric Krause
 Eric Krause

Eric Krause

Associate, Silicon Valley

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Eric Krause is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Group, resident in White & Case's Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on patent litigation involving various technologies such as semiconductor design and fabrication, liquid crystal display technologies, internet-based and mobile applications, and wireless communications.

Eric has also worked abroad in Japan, counseling a top Japanese-based international consumer electronics manufacturer on patent issues, including invalidity, enforceability, infringement, and prosecution of semiconductor, electronics, and processing patents.

Before practicing law, Eric worked for several years as an and engineer and strategic alliance manager at a major microprocessor manufacturer, managing third party development and support of BIOS and systems management infrastructure for microprocessor platforms.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • BSEE, Rice University


  • English


Merck v. Pfizer, Sanofi v. Pfizer (PTAB) (2017-18)

Defense of Pfizer vaccine patents against IPR challenges from Merck, Sanofi.

Facebook (worldwide) (2017-18)

Defense of Facebook and Instagram against international challenges based on intellectual property.

VideoShare v. YouTube (D. Del.) (2015-17)

Obtained judgment of invalidity of both asserted patents, affirmed on appeal. 

Allure v. Nest, Green Mountain Energy, and Reliant Energy (E.D. Tex.) (2014-15)

Represented Nest, Green Mountain, and Reliant in action involving smart thermostat technology; defeated preliminary injunction and invalidated one of three asserted patents at claim construction, resulting in resolution before trial.

Certain Portable Electronic Devices…. (ITC) (2012-14)

Represented Google defending Android and Android apps against multiple investigations against HTC brought by complainant Nokia. Obtained global withdrawal of one asserted patent family. Matter concluded when HTC settled with Nokia.

Certain LCDs…. (ITC, C.A.F.C.) (2010-13)

On behalf of CMI, obtained findings of invalidity and/or non-infringement for all five patents asserted by Thomson Licensing, affirmed on appeal.

In the Matter of Certain Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof (2011-14)

Represented intervenor Google Inc. in a Section 337 Investigation instituted based on a complaint filed by Nokia against HTC. Four of five patents on which Google intervened were terminated and a determination of non-infringement issued as to the fifth patent.

In the Matter of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, and Components Thereof (2010-12)

Obtained Final Determination of non-infringement or invalidity of all five asserted patents on behalf of Respondents Chimei InnoLux, InnoLux, and Chi Mei Optoelectronics USA in a Section 337 Investigation involving LCD products.

Intravisual Inc. v. Fujitsu Limited et al. (2010-12)

Represented Panasonic in patent litigation involving image compression and encoding.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., et al., v. CSIRO (2007-10)

Represented Marvell in a declaratory judgment action involving wireless networking technology.


  • NHTSA Reflects Willingness of US Regulatory Authorities to Embrace Autonomous Vehicles, White & Case Technology Newsflash, March 2016, (co-author with Bijal Vakil)
  • Willful Patent Infringement After Seagate, IT, Internet and Outsourcing Bulletin, April 2010, (co-author with Thomas Flynn)
  • Preventing Illegal Sharing of Music Online: The DMCA, Litigation and a New, Graduated Approach, September 2009, (co-author with William Sloan Coats and Julieta L. Lerner)