SuperLawyer Rising Star 2013-2016
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., Dean’s Scholar, 2003)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.S., 1999) Biology, Political Science
Former Firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
United States Patent & Trademark Office;
California State Courts;
Northern District of California
Southern District of California
Delaware Chancery Court
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of Michigan
Languages: Mandarin; Taiwanese; Spanish
David T. Wei is a principal and co-founder of Axcel. David is a litigator and trial attorney. David frequently represents and advises clients in disputes, trials, arbitrations, and mediations involving technology matters. He has litigated numerous cases involving semiconductor, software, Internet, and networking technologies, particularly patent and trade secret litigation. David was named a SuperLawyer "Rising Star" in each of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
He is admitted to practice in numerous federal and state courts throughout California and the United States and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
David is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., Editor in Chief, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.S., Biology, Political Science). David is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and is conversant in Taiwanese and Spanish. David frequently works with both US and international clients.
Agere Systems, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) Represented defendant Samsung in litigation relating to over 35 patents in the field of semiconductor fabrication, including preferred methods of junction design. Prepared invalidity contentions based on prior art. Prepared noninfringement contentions based on meetings with clients and product literature.
Board of Regents of the University of Texas v. BenQ et al. (W.D. Tex.) Represented more than twenty mobile and smartphone manufacturers (including Samsung, Motorola, Sony, and LG) in patent infringement action involving predictive text messaging software.
Girafa.com, Inc. v. IAC Search & Media, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) Represented defendant IAC Search & Media (owner of Ask.com) in patent litigation relating to Ask.com’s search results preview technology and graphical user interface.
LeCroy Corp. v. SerialTek, LLC et al. (Del. Chancery)
Represented start-up company SerialTek against market leader’s allegations of unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation.
Software Rights Archive, LLC v. IAC Search & Media, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) Represented defendant IAC Search & Media (owner of Ask.com) in patent litigation relating to search engine algorithms.
Riverbed Technology, Inc. v. Quantum Corp. (N.D. Cal.)
Represented Riverbed in patent dispute against Quantum involving data deduplication appliance technology.
General Electric Company v. DR Systems, Inc. (E.D.N.Y. and S.D.N.Y.) Represented GE and GE Medical Systems in case involving six separate patents involving computer networks for 3-D processing, linking, compressing, storing, and retrieving radiological images.