Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce the representation and placement of Mike Heafey as a partner with Troutman Sanders in their San Francisco office. Mr. Heafey was previously a partner with King & Spalding.
Mr. Heafey focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and has tried cases in federal court and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Heafey has extensive experience in complex patent cases where he combines Patent Office reexamination and review proceedings with litigation in federal court or in the ITC.
He has particular expertise in matters regarding integrated circuit packaging, fiber optics, DRAMs, packet switch networks, and light emitting diodes. Heafey also has extensive experience representing Pacific Rim corporations in IP matters. Notably, he represented Taiwanese DRAM companies in their successful defense of a high-profile ITC investigation brought by Tessera, Inc. Mr. Heafey has represented Acer, Siliconware Precision Industries, Nanya, PowerChip, PowerTech, Altek, and Vizio, among many others.