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 an associate in the Intellectual Property Group in White & Case's Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses on patent litigation relating to various technologies such as semiconductor design and fabrication, liquid crystal display technologies, internet-based and mobile applications, and wireless communications.

Mr. Krause 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, Mr. Krause worked for several years as a strategic alliance manager and engineer 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


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


  • English


Allure Energy, Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc., Green Mountain Energy Co., and Reliant Energy Retail Holdings, LLC. (2014) Represented Nest in an action involving smart thermostat technology.

In the Matter of Certain Portable Electronic Devices, including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof. (2012-14) Represented intervenor Google Inc. regarding Android mobile operating system and various Google applications and services in a Section 337 Investigation instituted based on a complaint filed by Nokia against HTC.

Ho Keung Tse v. Google, Inc. et al. (2013-14) Representation of Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC in a patent litigation involving protections to software access. Obtained judgment in favor of based on a summary judgment finding of invalidity for lack of written description supporting all asserted claims.

Thomson Licensing SAS, and Thomson Licensing, LLC v. ITC. (2012-13) Represented intervenor CMI opposite Thomson’s appeal of the ITC’s findings for two of five patents asserted in In the Matter of Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices, Including Monitors, Televisions, and Modules, and Components Thereof. The Federal Circuit upheld the Commission’s Final Determination providing a complete victory for our clients.

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 was issued as to the fifth patent.


  • 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)