Edward Chin Of Counsel Phone: 903.230.9090 Email: echin@davisfirm.com

Edward Chin

Edward has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases involving technologies such as medical devices, high-performance supercomputers, radio-controlled model vehicles and drones, semiconductor fabrication, wireless communications, biotechnology, check image processing and banking systems, vision-based pointing systems, online security, identity management systems, computer graphics, software, network management systems, and optical storage controller chips. He has litigated patent cases in the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, District of Delaware, Western District of Texas, Western District of Washington, Western District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Michigan, Middle District of Tennessee, and International Trade Commission.

Mr. Chin has previously litigated patent and other intellectual property cases as an attorney with The Albritton Firm, P.C., Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.

From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Chin served as a law clerk to the Honorable T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

Representative Matters

Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. (E.D. Texas): Represented Arthrex in a patent dispute involving orthopedic medical devices, which resulted in a verdict for Arthrex.

Sumrow v. Teel (Rockwall Co., TX): Co-trial counsel for the plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty case, which resulted in a substantial judgment.

Syntrix Biosystems, Inc. v. Illumina, Inc. (W.D. Wash.): Represented Syntrix in a patent infringement, trade secret, and breach of contract case involving DNA- and RNA-analyzing products, which resulted in the largest patent infringement verdict in the State of Washington and was later settled on appeal.

DataTreasury v. U.S. Bank (E.D. Texas): Represented DataTreasury in a patent dispute involving check image processing systems, which resulted in a significant verdict, which was enhanced for willfulness.

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the United States District Judge T. John Ward, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2003-2004


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., June 1998
    • Managing Editor, Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, 1997-1998
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., May 1995
    • President, Asian American Students Association, 1993-1994


  • Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas, Secretary (2008-2009, 2011-2012)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, Bench/Bar Organizing Committee


  • State Bar of Texas, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2011


Speaker, Pre-Suit Considerations,” 13th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Austin, TX, July 2017

Speaker, Before You File: Pre-Suit Considerations,” 11th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Dallas, TX, July 2015

Speaker, The System: Transforming Litigation Through Technology,” Greater Washington, D.C. Shorthand Reporters Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2011

Speaker, Effective Electronic Document Management and The System,” TechLawSA, San Antonio, TX, July 2008

Speaker, The Law Firm of the Future,” GC Netweavers, Dallas, TX, November 2007

Speaker and Author, The System,” 2006 Telepresence World Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2007

Speaker, Current Antitrust Issues in Patent Law,” 2004 Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin, TX, October 2004

Speaker, Transitioning Your Litigation Practice,” 2004 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Austin, TX, October 2004

Speaker, Electronic Filing in the Eastern District of Texas,” East Texas Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Galveston, TX, May 2004

Speaker, The Trial Lawyer’s Technological Toolbox,” TTLA’s Real World CLE, San Antonio, TX, July 2003

Managing Editor, Misko on Class Actions 1999-2003

Speaker, Discovery of Experts,” Advanced Evidence and Discovery, Dallas, TX, March 2003

Speaker, Focus Groups,” Trial Advocacy Course – Prof. Tracy McCormack, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 2002

Co-Author and Speaker, The Electronic Trial Notebook,” SATLA, San Antonio, TX, May 2002; TTLA, Dallas, TX, June 2002

Speaker, Law Technology in the Courtroom,” Advanced Litigation Skills for Paralegals, Irving, TX, March 2002

Author and Speaker, Trial 2000: Demonstrative Evidence Techniques for the 21st Century,” How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2000

Contributing Author, Life Insurance: When the Vanishing Premium Disappears,” 2000