With a practice at the crossroads of information technology, commerce and the law, Amy Chun delivers multi-dimensional legal advice and actionable solutions that are strategic, intentional and directly applicable to her client’s bottom line. As outside intellectual property and technology law counsel for large and small tech, fast-growth and other well-known companies, Amy is skilled in identifying and positioning the challenges and opportunities her clients face in a way that optimizes their commercial agenda.
Amy’s practice is truly broad and deep, and includes due diligence investigations, licensing negotiations, national and international patent prosecution, open source policy assessment and risk mitigation, patent and trade secret litigation, inter partes review, and covered business methods review. While she has worked with a variety of technologies, Amy focuses on distributed computing systems, cybersecurity, fraud prevention/detection, e-commerce, cloud computing, social media, fintech, mobile computing, internet technology, SaaS, big data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and general computer software.
Appreciated for her dedication and hard work in continuously cultivating the confidence and trust of those she serves, Amy delivers a honed ability to formulate successful legal strategies that reinforce and expand her client’s competitive edge. As a result, Amy has been recognized for her skill in IP law and patent practice in the International Law Office’s “Client Choice Awards,” as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, and is listed among OC METRO magazine’s “OC’s Top Attorneys.” She is an esteemed guest speaker for business, legal and other professional organizations on a variety of substantive disciplines pertaining to the law, IP and IT.
After completing her graduate degree, Amy worked as a Product Manager and Programmer for OR Concepts Applied, a privately owned company which developed route planning systems for stealthy aircraft. She also took time off from Knobbe to clerk for the honorable Mariana J. Pfaelzer, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Amy understands how businesses work from the inside out, and maintains an inherent respect for financial goals, existing management structures and critical deadlines.
Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2002 to 2003
Amy has received multiple awards for her legal accomplishments:
- Named in a survey of her peers published in Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers magazine, as one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” in intellectual property law every year from 2005 to 2012, and debuted as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in 2019-2020
- Recognized in the International Law Office's (ILO) 2015 "Client Choice Awards" in the category of "Intellectual Property - Patents" for California
- Included in the 2010 edition of "OC’s Top Attorneys" by OC METRO magazine
John Carson, Amy Christensen, and John Kandara, “Claim Jumping on the Newest Frontier: Trademarks, Cybersquatting, and the Judicial Interpretation of Bad Faith,” 8 UCLA Ent. L. Rev. 27 (Fall 2000).
Speeches & Seminars
Panelist, "Navigating Open Source Risk Assessment During Diligence Reviews", Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (May 2018).
Co-Moderator, "NDAs- Protecting and Avoiding Misuse of Confidential Information", Roundtable Discussion, IBA Silicon Beach Conference, Santa Monica, CA (February 2017).
Roundtable Leader, "The Need for An Adaptive IP Strategy In An Evolving Business Landscape", IP Strategy Summit, Orange County (June 2016)
Co-Presenter, Software Patent Eligibility - A Post-Alice Landscape Discussion, A Knobbe Martens Webinar (November 2015).
Moderator, "Best Practices in Open Source", LAIPLA in Orange County Seminar, Irvine CA (February 2015).
Panelist, Business Development from a Woman’s Perspective, Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association, OCBA’s Mommy Esquire Committee, and the Diversity Task Force, Orange, CA (October 2014).
Co-Presenter, IP Strategies for Software Tech Companies, IP Impact Seminar, San Francisco, CA (September 2014).
Panelist, Is "Freedom to Operate" Mission Impossible? OCTANe OC event, Irvine, CA (February 2013).
Co-Presented, "Latest IP Issues Affecting High-Tech Companies," IP Impact 2012 Seminar, Palo Alto, CA (September 2012).