Wendi R. Schepler | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Wendi Schepler
Wendi Schepler

Wendi R. Schepler

Counsel, Silicon Valley

T +1 650 213 0323

E wschepler@whitecase.com

Overview

Wendi Schepler focuses on high-technology litigation including patent and trade secret infringement actions in the US federal and state courts and the US International Trade Commission, as well as post-grant proceedings before the US Patent & Trademark Office.  She has represented clients in the semiconductor, software, wireless networking, mobile communications, and consumer electronic device industries.

She also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields including semiconductors, electronic devices, software, and mechanical devices. Her practice includes strategic patent counseling, advising on best practices for protecting trade secrets and other intellectual property, and advising on matters relating to intellectual property transactions.

Wendi's clients benefit from her ability to quickly grasp complex technologies and understand the legal implications.

Bars and Courts

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

Education

  • Master of Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • BSEE, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Languages

  • English

Experience

Patent Litigation, 2013-2015

Wendi represented Google subsidiary Nest Labs, Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by Allure Energy Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. She was part of a team that successfully defeated Allure's request for a preliminary injunction, and one of the three patents-in-suit was held invalid at the claim construction stage. The parties resolved the dispute shortly before trial.

Patent Litigation, 2012-2015

Wendi represented Amazon.com, Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the Eastern District of Texas involving wireless communication under the IEEE Standards. The matter was favorably resolved.

Patent Litigation, 2010-ongoing

Wendi represents Google Inc. in a patent infringement matter filed by Interval Licensing LLC in the Western District of Washington. The claim, filed against major internet search and e-commerce companies, alleged infringement on four patents held by Interval. (Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo!, and YouTube (W.D. Wash. 2010)). She is part of a team that obtained a stay of four patents during re-examination. The invalidation of one of the patents by the USPTO was upheld by the Federal Circuit, and the claims of another of the patents stand rejected. The team also obtained a ruling of invalidity and/or non-infringement on the remaining claims of the two other patents on summary judgment. This ruling on invalidity was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Patent Prosecution, 2016 – ongoing

Wendi represents a start-up company in the wireless power charging industry. She prepared the patent applications for the company's foundational technology.

Speaking Engagements

Hot Topics in US Patent Prosecution, May 2008: 2008 Symposium on International Intellectual Property Strategies for Taiwanese High-Tech Companies, Taipei and Hsinchu, Taiwan

Publications

  • Antitrust Counterclaims in US Patent Infringement Litigation, Concurrences Review of Competition Law, December 2010, Co-author (with Noah A. Brumfield)
  • Phillips v. AWH, Corp.: Reaffirming the Claim Construction Status Quo, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 34, No 11, Nov. 2005, Co-author