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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
    • Semiconductors



  • 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, 2022-2024
    • Patent Law, 2024
  • 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
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois