Goodwin Procter today announced that Terry D. Garnett and Vincent K. Yip have joined the firm’s Litigation Department in its Los Angeles office as partners in Goodwin’s Patent Litigation Practice. They will both focus on high-stakes patent litigation and licensing matters with an emphasis on the information technology industry.

Garnett and Yip have substantial experience defending major Asian and U.S. computer, semiconductor, and computer software companies in cases involving patent infringement, patent enforcement and other intellectual property disputes. Their clients have included a variety of national and global businesses in these sectors.

“We look forward to working with Terry and Vincent,” said Mark E. Tully, partner and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.  “The group has built a strong reputation for their expertise representing Taiwanese and other Asian companies in patent-related matters in the U.S.  Their sophisticated experience in this and other areas of high technology patent litigation will broaden Goodwin’s reach in this field and add to our momentum as we continue to grow our Patent Litigation Practice across California.”

Garnett received his B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angles School of Law. He is a member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and the Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has been listed as one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by The Daily Journal and was recognized by Legal 500.

He can be reached at 213.426.2513 or

Yip received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Hawaii, his M.S.E.E. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Yip was a design engineer with Digital Equipment Corp. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin.

He can be reached at 213.426.2629 or


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