S. Chase Means ‡Law Clerk/JD Chase.Means@gtlaw.com
Chase Means focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. He has deep patent prosecution and counseling experience in a wide range of industries within the electrical engineering, electronics, and computer sciences fields.
Chase’s patent litigation experience includes working on inter partes reviews (IPRs) and post-grant reviews (PGRs) before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, providing support for active litigation, and performing pre-litigation diligence. He has litigation experience in a variety of technologies, including industrial automation and control systems, implantable medical devices, business to business software as a service (SaaS), server processors, cellular emergency broadcast systems, and electronic automobile components.
- Worldwide patent prosecution and counseling
- Patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation
- Opinion of counsel preparation, including non-infringement and invalidity opinions
- Subject matter patentability issues (including Alice 101 rejections)
- Patent due diligence for transactions
- Technical areas of focus:
- All-flash (solid state) memory systems
- Virtual networks
- Image processing and display technologies
- Wireless communications
- MEMS devices
- Optics including laser imaging technologies
- Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning
- Power electronics
- Enterprise and cloud computing
- Computer software including social networking, health care, financial services, and e-commerce software
- Smart home devices
- Medical devices
- Obtained a preliminary injunction against a competitor in a trade secret matter in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
- Developed an early, in-depth defense in a patent infringement suit that resulted in Plaintiff voluntarily dismissing the entire suit prior to an Answer to the Complaint being filed.
- Won a rarely granted reversal for a petitioner on a rehearing request of an institution decision in an inter partes review (IPR) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), directly resulting in the patent owner canceling all instituted claims.°
- Obtained settlement for a pro bono client in a copyright matter in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
°The above representations were handled by Mr. Means prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
- Electrical Engineer, Kiewit Corporation, 2008-2010 – designed and managed construction of various power distribution, instrumentation, process control, and lighting systems for power generation projects.
- Intern, Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), 2013 – identified and evaluated patents that had potential for high returns on IPXI’s proprietary patent license exchange, including patents with relevance to 802.11 wireless standards.
Recognition & Leadership
- Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law, 2022-2023
- Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), Member of Committee for U.S. Patent Office Practice
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
- Volunteer Attorney, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Member
- Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), Member
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2013
- Associate Editor, University of Illinois Law Review, Published Note
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, Olivet Nazarene University, 2008
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois