GC rejoins Perkins, bound for Taiwan


The former vice president and general counsel of global consumer electronics company HTC Corporation, Marcus Woo, has rejoined Perkins Coie in New York as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice. He will be reassigned to the Taipei office once local registration is completed.

Woo previously joined Perkins Coie in New York as an associate in 1993, and gained a partnership in 1997. During his six years of career as general counsel of HTC since 2014, he oversaw global legal affairs for the company’s business in Europe, the US, and subsidiaries in China in terms of patent litigation, prosecution and management.

Marcus Woo

Woo has represented telecoms, information technology and electronics, entertainment software, and consumer product clients in IP protection and management, and technology licensing matters. In returning to Perkins Coie, Woo will represent Taiwanese clients and beyond on IP and corporate issues, including US IP litigation work for Taiwanese companies.

Shannon Bloodworth, a co-chair of Perkins Coie’s IP practice in Washington DC, said Woo brought high-level experience in IP issues he obtained with HTC.

“His practice stretches beyond IP to include all aspects of representing technology clients, including technology and corporate transactions and litigation,” said Bloodworth. “The experience that Marcus brings will significantly benefit our US and international clients.”