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Nathan S. Huynh

Nathan S. Huynh

Tel: +1.408.256.2133
Technology Transactions
Intellectual Property
IP Counseling and Patents
Litigation Support

State Bar of California
State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


Nathan advises global public companies and startups on business transactions driven by the use, management and acquisition of technology and intellectual property assets. He has been lead counsel and key deal team member on hundreds of high impact, complex transactions and technology deals involving billions of dollars in value in the hardware/software, mobile handset, wireless technology, internet of things, SaaS, semiconductor and automotive industries.  He specializes in structuring and negotiating strategic technology and commercial transactions, including joint ventures, outsourcing arrangements, strategic alliances, and software/ patent/ technology licenses, as well as product research, development, manufacturing, supply, and distribution relationships.  He has worked extensively on a range of IP matters in connection with tech sector M&A transactions with substantial IP value drivers, including CSR acquisition by Qualcomm ($2.5B), divestiture of CSR camera imaging assets, CSR spinoff of its mobile handset business to Samsung via complex licensing transaction ($310M) and CSR acquisition of Zoran ($450M). He also has extensive experience in cross-border transactions spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, including having worked in China, Taiwan, Israel and the UK.  Moreover, he is a registered patent attorney with an engineering background, and he has extensive experience in patent portfolio management, development and counseling, and supporting patent litigation matters. 

Nathan is a founding partner of Next IP Law Group LLC. Prior to Next IP Law Group, Nathan has worked as a Silicon Valley lawyer for world-class law firms, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. He has also worked as an in-house counsel at SiRF Technology, Inc. (now Qualcomm), where he managed commercial transactions and chaired/managed the company’s patent program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and has a BS in electrical engineering (with minors in mathematics and computer science). He is a member of the California and Wisconsin State Bars, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.