Charlotte J. Wen’s practice includes a range of intellectual property and general commercial litigation matters, including actions for patent infringement, trademark infringement, and breach of contract. Charlotte has experience at all stages of litigation, from pre-filing investigation through appeals, including drafting discovery motions and dispositive motions, working with fact and expert witnesses, preparing for and taking depositions, examining witnesses at trial, arguing trial objections, and drafting appellate briefs.

Charlotte earned her J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded the Arthur Manella Prize. While in law school, Charlotte served on the executive board of the Southern California Law Review. She also worked as an intern for the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, where she advised clients on copyright and privacy law issues, and drafted a DMCA rulemaking brief to the U.S. Copyright Office. Prior to law school, Charlotte worked as a web developer and graphic designer.

Charlotte is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.


  • VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation (W.D. Tex.). Part of the trial team that secured a $948 million jury award plus running royalties for VLSI Technology in a suit against Intel involving a microprocessor technology patent. The Austin, Texas jury found that Intel infringed the asserted claims in the patent and that Intel had not shown the patent was invalid. The award follows a $2.3 billion final judgment VLSI obtained in a separate suit against Intel, for which Charlotte was also part of the trial team.
  • KAIST IP US v. Samsung et al. (E.D. Tex.). Represented KAIST IP US in a patent infringement trial against Samsung, Qualcomm and Globalfoundries involving bulk FinFET technology. Played an active speaking role at the trial, which resulted in a $400-million jury verdict for KAIST IP US. The jury also found that Samsung’s infringement was willful.
  • Intel v. Future Link Systems (D. Del.). Represented Future Link Systems in a declaratory judgment action originally brought by Intel and ultimately involving 15 patents related to semiconductor technologies. Obtained favorable summary judgment and Daubert outcomes. The case settled shortly before trial.
  • Representing patent holder in suits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the District of Delaware involving various semiconductor technologies.
  • Representing trademark holder in a trademark infringement action involving apparel branding.
  • Represented a nonprofit organization appearing as amicus curiae in opposition to the government’s family separation policy.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2024)
  • Recognized as one of four “Technology Rising Stars” by Law360 (2023)


  • "Secrecy, Standing, and Executive Order 12,333," 89 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1203 (2016)
  • "The Value of the Open Source Revolution: Monetizing and Mainstreaming 'Free'," Cybereconomics 109 (Satyananda Gabriel ed. 2011)

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2023)


USC Gould School of Law (J.D., 2016); Order of the Coif; Arthur Manella Prize; Executive senior editor, Southern California Law Review; Certificate in Entertainment Law

Mount Holyoke College (B.A., History, 2011), cum laude; Mount Holyoke Leadership Award


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Mandarin Chinese
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