Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Amy C. Chun
My clients know their business; I know the law, & how to protect critical assets, leveraging their market value.

Amy C. Chun


At a Glance

  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School
  • M.S. Computer Science, Michigan State University
  • B.S. Mathematics & Computer Science, Pepperdine University

  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

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.

Clerk Experience

Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2002 to 2003


  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 1999), with honors, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor for The George Washington Law Review, Deans Fellow
  • Michigan State University (M.S. Computer Science 1995), Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scientific Honor Society
  • Pepperdine University (B.S. Mathematics & Computer Science 1993), cum laude, Salutatorian, Dean's List, National Honor Society, Key Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Scientific Honor Society, Alpha Chi Omega Scientific Honor Society
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