Professional Biography
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Chao (Wendy) Wang Partner

  • Palo Alto

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    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Chao “Wendy” Wang has extensive experience in technical litigation matters and represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Wendy regularly represents Chinese and Taiwanese technology companies on a wide range of matters involving intellectual property disputes, commercial disputes, and government investigations. She works with companies in a variety of industries, including video streaming and entertainment, semiconductors, LED lighting, telecommunications, chemistry and chemical engineering, interactive entertainment and gaming, and medical devices.

An experienced, U.S.-trained litigator with a mainland China background, Wendy’s combination of skills add exceptional value to her client relationships. Wendy’s recent cases have included successful representation of the world’s leading video streaming platform in infringement claims relating to reality shows in China, representation of a leading Taiwanese semiconductor company in patent infringement claims, and representation of China’s leading telecommunication company in regulatory compliance matters.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s degree from Peking University and a master’s degree of chemistry from the University of Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from the Northwestern Pritzkar School of Law. After law school she clerked for Judge Ronald Gould of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Related Employment

  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Counsel, 2020; Associate, 2015 - 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Gould, 2014 - 2015
  • Latham & Watkins, Associate, 2013 - 2014




Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011, Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of Illinois, M.S., 2007
  • Peking University, B.S., Chemistry, 2003


  • Chinese - Mandarin