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Gino Cheng

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Gino Cheng is a U.S. patent attorney in Winston & Strawn's Los Angeles office and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in its Hong Kong office. Gino focuses his practice on intellectual property, specifically patent litigation, licensing negotiations, and trademark prosecution.He has represented clients in complex patent disputes in federal courts, appellate court, the ITC, and at the USPTO.  He also has experience in patent and trademark prosecution, including inter partes and ex parte proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). In the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Gino was highlighted for his “excellent pedigree representing Asian clients in patent disputes in the US federal courts and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations.”

Gino has experience with a wide range of technologies, including flash memory, semiconductors, probe polish and debris removal, mobile phones, chemically strengthened cover glass, optical amplifiers, photonics, wave-division multiplexed systems, telecommunication systems, LTE, signal transport protocols, digital media recorders and players, optical storage media, magnetic storage media, thin lithium batteries, optoelectronics, LEDs, touch-panels, optics, progressive lenses, blockchain, distributed networking, plant- and factory-level control systems, and time-multiplexed emulation systems.


Admission: California, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; Court Admission: Central District of California, Northern District of California, USCA - Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court


English, Mandarin, Japanese


Gino received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Sciences (Electrical) and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities with distinction from Yale University in 2004, prior to which he had completed three terms at the University of Oxford. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) with an Intellectual Property concentration from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008, where he served as notes editor on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and where his note, “Doubling Up the Horses in Midstream: Enhancing U.S. Patent Dispute Resolution by the PTO’s Adoption of the JPO’s Hantei Request System,” was awarded first place in the annual Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal’s Comments Contest in 2007. He was a recipient of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Diversity Fellowship in 2005.

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At Winston & Strawn, Gino Cheng  has an excellent pedigree representing Asian clients in patent disputes in the US federal courts and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations. In this regard, clients benefit from the team's ability to leverage the firm's very strong reputation on the ground in the US, and it regularly partners up with lawyers based across the firm's wide network of US offices. Cheng was recently an integral part of a multi-office team that represented EHS Lens Philippines as plaintiff in a competitor-to-competitor patent suit, alleging that Essilor International was infringing a patent related to specific types of progressive eyeglass lenses.

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