Roland J. Tong

Roland J. Tong

Location:
Irvine, California
Phone:
949-298-4080
Fax:
949-419-0956
Email:
Roland Tong has over a decade of experience in IP litigation and Patent Prosecution. Having worked as a partner and shareholder at large and mid-size law firms, he has represented companies, such as Ford Motor Company, Oracle, and Lear, in obtaining their US and international patents. Mr. Tong has conducted numerous trademark clearance and patent novelty searches, and has rendered many patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and infringement opinions. Technologies handled by Mr. Tong include mechanical, computer software, gaming devices, medical devices, sports equipment, and chemical arts.

Mr. Tong has also served as General Counsel and In-house IP Counsel for industry leading companies. In these capacities, Mr. Tong built their IP portfolios, conducted brainstorming sessions with their inventors, prepared various types of IP agreements, and designed and implemented IP review systems for their products so that IP infringement risks are minimized.

Mr. Tong devotes half of his practice in Intellectual Property Litigation. He handles various forms of IP Litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress infringement and unfair competition. Mr. Tong has represented clients in several jurisdictions, including California, Texas, and Ohio. Cases handled by Mr. Tong includes defending companies accused of infringing utility or design patents in various industries, such as the automotive industry, mobile phone accessories, residential window coverings manufacturing, wire handling equipment, custom motorcycle manufacturing, and printer cartridge remanufacturing industries.

Passionate about all areas of IP law, he has authored various legal articles that have been published in highly respected publications and newsletters. For four consecutive years, Mr. Tong has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Only 5% of the practicing attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Infringement
  • Science & Technology Law
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Patent Attorney, US Patent and Trademark Office, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2001
  • Nevada, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Coif
    • Honors: First Honors Award on Patent Law
    • Law Review: X, Staffwriter
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California - 1995

Published Works

  • Patent Exhaustion and Permissible Repair, New Matter, California Bar IP Section, 34, 2009

Classes/Seminars

  • Current Trends of Recharger Patent Litigation , Asia Imaging Fair, 2012 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Patent Decisions , Dunes CLE, OCPLA, 2009 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • First Honors in Patent Prosecution , 2011 - Present
  • Rising Star,” Southern California Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property,, 2011 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Patent Law Association, Member
  • Judge Paul R. Michel American IP Inn of the Court, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Brooks Kushman, PC, Patent Attorney, 2012 - 2014
  • Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh, Patent Attorney, 2010 - 2012