Lei Mei

Attorney at Law
Washington, DC
202-256-1008 (direct)
888-860-5678 x703 (telephone)
888-706-1173 (fax)

Lei Mei focuses his practice on patent litigation and complex commercial litigation. He counsels large and emerging companies in the US and globally regarding IP and commercial issues and strategies, drawing from his unique international upbringing and diverse experience in business, technology, and law.
A registered patent attorney, Mr. Mei provides a full range of IP services, covering a broad spectrum of electrical and computer technologies. He practices patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in federal district courts. He has argued and won several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also counsels clients on patent procurement, portfolio management, technology transfer, licensing, patent analysis, risk assessment, and due diligence on M&A deals.
Mr. Mei also represents clients in many complex commercial litigation cases in federal district courts, from class action lawsuits to international commercial disputes. He even litigated one of the rare cases based on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Prior to founding Mei & Mark LLP, Mr. Mei was an attorney at the Washington, D.C. office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Mei enjoyed a successful career in information technology. He spent several years as a software engineer and later a senior developer/analyst at PNV, Inc., a startup telecommunications firm, where he led many software development projects. Subsequently, he worked as a consultant to Office Depot, Inc., providing business and technology services regarding business logic, relational databases, and e-commerce solutions. He later joined the company as a member of the Global E-Commerce Group, where he contributed to the development of Office Depot’s multi-billion dollar e-commerce solutions.
While in law school, Mr. Mei served as a research editor for the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum and worked with the Duke AIDS Legal Project, where he won a social security disability appeal case on behalf of an indigent client.
Representative Cases:
U.S. Court of Appeals
Kaneka Corp. v. Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co., 790 F.3d 1298 (Fed. Cir. 2015).
Align Tech., Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 771 F.3d 1317 (Fed. Cir. 2014).
Fujian Hongan Electric Co. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2012-1493 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 13, 2013).
Leviton Mfg. Co. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2012-1483 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 13, 2013).
Pass & Seymour, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 617 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2010).
General Protecht Group, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 619 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2010).
U.S. International Trade Commission Section 337 Investigations
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1007, Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1000, Certain Motorized Self-Balancing Vehicles.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-974, Certain Aquarium Fittings and Parts Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-967, Certain Document Cameras and Software for Use Therewith.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-929, Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-922, Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-909, Certain Non-Volatile Memory Devices and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-894, Certain Tires and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-890, Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-833, Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, and Treatment Plans for Use in Making Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances, the Appliances Made Therefrom, and Methods of Making the Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-824, Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-789, Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-739, Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-731, Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-640, Certain Short-Wavelength Light Emitting Diodes, Laser Diodes and Products Containing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-615 (Post-ITC CBP Proceeding), Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (resulting in a first ever victory for a Chinese company before CBP).
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-565 (Advisory Opinion and Enforcement Proceeding), Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-562 (Enforcement Proceeding), Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances and Methods of Producing Same.
ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-541, Certain Power Supply Controllers & Products Containing Same.
U.S. District Court Litigation – IP
Whirlpool Corporation v. Tianjin Jinghai Yunda Industry and Trade Co., Ltd., No. 2:15-cv-2103 (E.D.Tex.).
Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc. v. QOMO HiteVision, LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01540-JLS-JLB (S.D. Cal.).
Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc. v. Adesso, Inc., No. 3:15-cv-01538-JLS-JLB (S.D. Cal.).
Amethyst IP, LLC v. Adesso, Inc., No. 2:13-cv-02944 (E.D.N.Y.).
Kaneka Corp. v. Zhejiang Medicine Co., No. 2:11-cv-02389 (C.D. Cal.).
Walker Digital, LLC v. Ayre Acoustics, Inc., No. 1:11-cv-00321 (D. Del.).
Orinda Intellectual Props. USA Holding Group, Inc. v. Asustek Computer Inc., No. 4:11-cv-02010 (N.D. Cal.).
Leviton Mfg. Co. v. Fujian Hongan Elec. Co., No. 3:10-cv-03961 (N.D. Cal.).
Intellect Wireless v. Motorola, No. 1:08-cv-01350 (N.D. Ill.).
In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Litig., No. 07-CV-02196 (C.D. Cal.).
Seiko Epson Corp. v. Glory South Software Mfg. Inc., No. 3:06-cv-00477 (D. Or.).
U.S. Philips Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co., No. 06-cv-251 (D. Del.).
MicroUnity, Inc. v. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., No. 2:05-cv-00505 (E.D. Tex.).
U.S. District Court Litigation – Commercial Litigation
Daewoo Elecs. Am. Inc. v. Opta Corp., No. 3:13-cv-1247 (N.D. Cal.) (complex commercial dispute).
Zhejiang Ouhai Int’l Trade Corp. v. Southern California Valves (C.D. Cal.), No. 2:09-cv-09329 (international business dispute).
Other Matters
Established a patent pool for a major consumer electronics industry in China.
Represented many clients in USPTO post-grant proceedings including inter partes review proceedings.
Advised on a licensing and joint venture deal valued over $50 million involving media content distribution.
Advised on a licensing deal involving naming rights of a landmark U.S. entertainment venue and related trademark issues.
Select Publications – Books
Select Publications – Articles
Author, “Was the Large Damages Awarded in Apple v. Samsung Reasonable?,” China IP News (in Chinese), Dec. 23, 2015.
Co-Author, “Can DJI, the First Chinese Company that Led Global Tech Revolution, Continue to Soar in the Unite States? Analyzing the U.S. UAV Market and Related Legal Issues,” ZhiHeDongFang (in Chinese), Oct. 30, 2015.
Co-Author, “How to Calculate FRAND Rate for Standard Essential Patents: In-Depth Analysis of Microsoft v. Motorola,” China IP News (in Chinese), Aug. 26, 2015.
Author, “New U.S. Court Document Reveals that ZTE Is Struggling in Global Patent War,” Zhuchanli (in Chinese), Aug. 17, 2015.
Author, Licensing Intellectual Property in China, 10 U. PA. E. ASIA L. REV. 37 (2015).
Co-Author, “3 Lingering Questions Following China’s Qualcomm Ruling,” Competition Law360, Tech. Law360, IP Law360, March 31, 2015.
Co-Author, “How to React to Chinese Anti-Monopoly Surprise Inspections,” Automobile Law360, Competition Law360, Tech. Law360, White Collar Law360, August 20, 2014.
Author, “Analyzing USPTO’s Inter Partes Review Proceedings,” IPR Daily (in Chinese), Aug. 14, 2014.
Co-Author, “5 Things You Should Know About China’s Anti-Monopoly Law,,” Competition Law360, IP Law360, Tech. Law360, June 30, 2014.
Author, “Risk Management for U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuits,,” Guangdong LED, Apr. 1, 2014.
Co-Author, “New Ways to Combat Counterfeiting and Piracy in China,,” IP Law360, Mar. 11, 2014.
Author, “Three Lessons from Apple’s iPad Trademark Dispute in China,” IP Law360 & Tech. Law360, Mar. 6, 2013.
Coauthor, “3 Lessons From Google’s China Fiasco,” IP Law360, Corporate Finance Law360, Int’l Trade Law360, & Tech. Law360, Apr. 19, 2010.
Author, “The Trimone Case: The First Ever Win for a Chinese Company in an ITC-Related U.S. Customs Proceeding,” LexisNexis China Legal Review, Mar. 26, 2010.
Author, “Five Ways U.S. Innovation Can Benefit from China’s $586 Billion Stimulus Plan,” IP Law360 & Int’l Trade Law360, Nov. 20, 2009.
Author, “Chinese Patent Litigation: Tips for US Companies,” IP Law360, June 19, 2009.
Author, “IP Stimulus Plan for Detroit’s Big 3,” IP Law360, Feb. 20, 2009.
Coauthor, “The Impact of the Federal Circuit’s Kyocera Decision on ITC Remedial Order,” Electronics Intellectual Property, Jan. 2009.
Coauthor, “Highlights of U.S. District Court Litigations,” China IP News, Dec. 2008.
Coauthor, “IP Strategies for Chinese Companies Entering the U.S. Market,” Semi World, Nov. 2008.
Coauthor, “Standards and Patents: Lessons from the Rambus Cases,” Managing Intellectual Property, China edition, June 2008.
Coauthor, “Unique Aspects of U.S. Patent Litigation,” LexisNexis China Legal Review, Nov. 2007.
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Duke University
M.S., Computer Engineering, Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Physics, Florida Atlantic University
B.S., Physics, Jilin University
Bar Admissions
California, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the District of Columbia, Northern District of Illinois, and Northern District of Indiana, and Court of International Trade.
Professional Affiliations
Vice President, Communications (2008-2010), Co-Chair, Partners Forum (2010-2011), Board of Directors (2008-2011), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area (APABA-DC)
Language
Mandarin Chinese