Van has practiced intellectual property law since 1996. His practice includes patent licensing, service agreement preparation, strategic legal counseling, opinion drafting, and assistance with litigation and patent enforcement.
Van focuses on providing intellectual property procurement and counseling to clients at key developmental stages. Typically, the applications that Van writes are for developments that have great significance to his clients, including patent applications that cover new products, and applications that are intended to become a core asset of newly formed companies. A sampling of the technology areas Van has covered includes wireless devices and content, streaming media, home networking, solar energy, semiconductor fabrication techniques, consumer electronics, search engines, optical sensors, high-speed connectors, and telephony devices.
Previously, Van practiced intellectual property law at Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, and at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. He began his career as patent counsel for Methode Electronics in Chicago.
A graduate of Boston University School of Law, Van earned his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Santa Barbara. Van is admitted to practice in the state of California and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.