Earl W. Mah

Associate, Litigation  

San Francisco 650.335.7546


Earl Wonghen Mah focuses his practice on patent litigation and matters involving high technology with a particular focus on litigations involving hardware, software, and Internet and communication technologies.

Earl utilizes his arsenal of technical and legal skills in defending clients from both non-practicing entity and competitor patent lawsuits. He has experience in key phases of pre-trial patent litigation including technical tutorials, claim construction, summary judgment, and expert discovery.

Earl is a Bay Area organizer for the ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. In addition to planning events, he serves as a mentor to diverse law students serving as judicial externs every summer.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Earl worked as a Senior Technology Risk Consultant, CISA with Protiviti, Inc.

While attending law school, Earl was Primary Editor and Staff Editor for the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. He also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Susan Y. Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

As an undergraduate student, he pursued a double major in computer science and business administration. His senior design project was in videogame design.