H. AlbertLiou

Partner

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Adept at grasping complex technologies, Albert Liou has achieved success for clients in all aspects of high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation, as well as complex transactions involving intellectual property. Albert has a decade of experience representing clients in the computer software, hardware, electronics, automotive, chemicals, and other industries in federal courts and in arbitration, including trial and appeals. He also frequently advises clients on open source software licensing.

Last year, Albert navigated a multinational company through complicated intellectual property cross-licensing issues while in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, which culminated in a $1B auction sale including the company's portfolio of more than 750 patents and trademarks. Albert is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO and has litigated more than 10 inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is a regular contributor to Jones Day's PTAB Litigation Blog.

Albert served as a volunteer prosecutor in the city of Houston Municipal Courts, where he tried 12 cases to verdict. He is the Fall Institute Chair for the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and has previously served as president of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston.

Experience

  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • M&G debtors confirm chapter 11 plan of liquidation and close sale of Corpus Christi plant for $1 billionOn December 17, 2018, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware entered an order confirming the Third Amended Plan of Liquidation (the "Plan") of Jones Day client M&G USA Corporation and eight of its affiliates (the "M&G Debtors"), which prior to the chapter 11 filing, were, along with their affiliates in Mexico, Brazil and Europe, one of the largest producers of polyethylene terephthalate resin – used for packaging applications – in the world. On December 28, 2018, after receiving antitrust approval, the M&G Debtors closed the sale of their partially constructed manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, (the "Corpus Christi Plant") with a deal value in excess of $1 billion.
  • Synopsys reaches agreement with Mentor Graphics in competitor patent caseJones Day served as lead trial counsel for Synopsys Inc. in competitor patent litigation against Mentor Graphics Corporation following the Federal Circuit’s remand of the case to the district court.
  • Honda resolves patent infringement dispute over automotive multimedia integration systemJones Day defended American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and related Honda U.S. subsidiaries against claims of patent infringement involving two patents directed to an automotive multimedia integration system.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Praetorian GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company, Lexipol, LLC, of The Praetorian Group, a leading provider of learning and content platforms for local government and public safety organizations.
  • SAP files DJ action in patent infringement dispute with Wellogix over computer softwareOn behalf of SAP America ("SAP"), Jones Day filed a patent infringement declaratory judgment action involving computer software, which is currently stayed in full pending the conclusion of reexamination proceedings filed by SAP in the USPTO involving the six patents-in-suit.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • American Honda wins dismissal of patent infringement claims over fluid delivery control systemJones Day obtained a dismissal of all claims against American Honda Motor Company, Inc., with prejudice, in a multi-defendant patent infringement action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by plaintiff Rydex, Ltd.
  • SAP successfully defends against patent infringement action over data processing systemJones Day obtained a dismissal for business software company SAP America, Inc. in a patent infringement action related to a data processing system used for accessing information.
  • Huntsman Corporation recovers $475 million from over 20 reinsurance companiesJones Day represented Huntsman Corporation in connection with its recovery of $475 million from over 20 reinsurance companies with respect to claims relating to property damage and business interruption losses following an April 2006 fire at a petrochemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Stopaq sues Amcorr and Dolphin in IP dispute involving sealantsJones Day represents plaintiff Stopaq B.V. in a patent and trademark infringement action against Amcorr Products and Services and Dolphin Sealants LLC wherein the products pertain to anti-corrosion preparations which may be used on oil and gas pipelines.
  • Sybase obtains settlement in patent infringement claim related to mobile security technologyJones Day reached a settlement for Sybase, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAP) in a patent infringement action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California relating to mobile security technology.
  • Honda successfully institutes IPR proceedings on telematics, weight sensing, and collision mitigation patentsJones Day successfully instituted nine IPR proceedings on behalf of American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. against eight patents owned by by American Vehicular Sciences LLC (AVS).
  • Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for Houston students, kicks off the 2018-2019 school year at Pilgrim Academy and Oak Forest ElementaryJones Day Houston lawyers are partnering with lawyers from Chevron in the Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for students in Houston.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners invests in E.careJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH in connection with its investment in E.care bvba, a developer of software supporting patient treatment processes in hospitals.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners invests in MeonaJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH in connection with its investment in Meona GmbH, a Germany-based innovative clinical software leader.
  • Monroe Capital provides financing in connection with acquisition of Grand Vision GamingJones Day represented Monroe Capital, LLC, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in a senior secured credit facility in connection with the acquisition of Grand Vision Gaming, a leading software developer and manufacturer of gaming devices, by Century Gaming Technologies, a distributed gaming operator.
  • TesTeachers sold to ExamFXJones Day advised TesTeachers, LLC in its sale to ExamFX, a division of Ascend Learning, LLC, a provider of online educational services to test, assess, and certify individuals for various professional services, such as insurance, nursing, financial advising, and others.
  • NXP secures voluntary dismissal of RFID patent infringement caseJones Day helped NXP Semiconductors secure a voluntary dismissal of a patent infringement case accusing wireless radio frequency identification ("RFID") devices based on the strength of NXP's non-infringement positions.
  • Texas Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists sold to Veterinary Specialists of North America LLC and its affiliatesJones Day advised Texas Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, P.L.L.C. in its sale of substantially all of its assets to Veterinary Specialists of North America LLC and its affiliates, part of the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals network and a portfolio company of Quad-C.
  • Bank of America refinances existing secured credit agreement for middle market electrical supply companyJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A. in connection with the refinancing of an existing secured credit agreement provided to a middle market electrical supply company.
  • Stopaq successfully revives patent infringement suit at Federal CircuitIn an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Jones Day successfully obtained a remand of a patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of Stopaq B.V., an industry leader in viscoelastic coatings and sealants,
  • Honda successfully defends against patent infringement actionJones Day obtained a dismissal of all claims against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in three patent infringement actions brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by plaintiff American Vehicular Sciences LLC.
  • BlackBerry acquires Good Technology for $425 millionJones Day advised BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, in its acquisition of Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
  • OMNOVA Solutions acquires New Fluid SolutionsJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of New Fluid Solutions, Inc., a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products based in Houston, Texas.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • July 30, 2019
      Not Just a Copyright License: The Importance of Patent Rights in Open Source Software Licensing
    • January 17, 2019
      Just How Free is it? Open Source Software Licensing, Compliance, and Risk Mitigation
    • November 8, 2018
      Hot Topics in Open Source Licensing, Three Emerging Technology Fields That Will Change Your IP Practice.
    • July 12-13, 2018
      State Bar of Texas 14th Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar
    • February 16, 2018
      Institute for Energy Law 69th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference: Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law
    • October 29, 2015
      The Trade Secret: A force to be reckoned with, CEO NetWeavers Meeting
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