Derek Lam, Partner


DEREK LAM, Partner

Derek Lam is a partner at Kim Winston LLP. His practice focuses on patent procurement and prosecution, and patent litigation in the software, computer, mechanical, and electrical technology areas.

Mr. Lam has experience preparing and acquiring hundreds of U.S. and international patents in the mechanical and electrical arts, specializing in computer-implemented technologies including business process management, flash memory, Internet services, location systems, mobile applications, mobile telecommunications gateways, robotic process automation, screen sharing, search, storage, and virtual machines.

Mr. Lam’s litigation experience includes supporting numerous patent cases at trial in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Lam has litigated standard-essential and non-standard-essential patents involving technologies such as cellular and mobile technologies, financial methods, firewalls, and near field communications (NFC).

Prior to joining Kim Winston LLP, Mr. Lam was in-house senior patent counsel for a publicly-traded enterprise software company in Boston and worked for the major law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Boston. Prior to law school, Mr. Lam worked in the high-tech industry as a software engineer for IBM Corporation.


Representative Matters:

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co. Ltd. (Northern District of California), represented counterclaim defendant, Apple Inc., patent infringement

In re Certain electronic devices, including wireless communication devices, portable music and data processing devices, and tablet computers (Int’l Trade Comm’n), represented defendant, Apple Inc., patent infringement

QualiQode, LLC v. Pegasystems Inc. (Eastern District of Texas), represented defendant, Pegasystems Inc., patent infringement

YYZ LLC v. Pegasystems Inc. (District of Delaware), represented defendant, Pegasystems Inc., patent infringement



U.S. Patent No. 8,468,194 — Expertise referrals using a real-time communication system

U.S. Patent No. 8,271,590 — Processing electronic messages according to sender classification

U.S. Patent No. 7,865,560 — System for summarization of threads in electronic mail

U.S. Patent No. 7,849,147 — Method and apparatus for summarization of threads in electronic mail

U.S. Patent No. 7,392,280 — Method of summarization of threads in electronic mail



Contact Information:

Phone: (856) 520-8988


129 W. Evesham Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043

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Education & Admissions:


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School

M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Admitted to Practice


U.S. Patent & Trademark Office