Trial Ace: Irell & Manella's Morgan Chu

Law360, New York (August 17, 2015, 9:33 PM EDT) -- Irell & Manella LLP partner Morgan Chu has racked up 32 trial wins in patent cases, resulting in actual payments to his clients totaling more than $5 billion, a run of courtroom success that began when he was tapped to represent Mattel Inc. as a young attorney, despite an almost total lack of courtroom experience or knowledge about patent law.

In 1978, Mattel faced allegations that its popular line of handheld electronic games infringed interactive audio patents issued to well-known inventor Gilbert Hyatt. The toy giant requested that Law360 Trial Ace Chu handle the case at trial, even though no one...

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