Kris Yue Teng


Office: +1 (703) 995-9887

Mobile: +1 (408) 510-2913



J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.S., Cornell University, Biological Sciences (Concentration: Genetics & Development)


Texas, New Jersey, and Minnesota State Bars
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Various federal district courts


Kris Teng has litigated every phase of a case, from patent acquisitions to filing, inter partes review, discovery, claim construction, settlement discussions, summary judgment, trial, and appeal.  His business acumen, honed through years of management experience, ensures that litigation activities align with his clients’ broader business objectives within their respective industries.  In addition, his breadth of technical experience permits him to effectively litigate patents across a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, telecommunications, networking, financial and data encryption, HVAC systems, and in vitro fertilization.

Mr. Teng graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was named Grand Chancellor for ranking at the top of his class.  He served as an editor for the Texas Law Review and on the U.S. Supreme Court Clinic, where he assisted the Steinbeck family in a copyright dispute by drafting a cert petition.  He also served as a research assistant for law and economics/finance professors Bernard Black, Matthew Spitzer, and Mira Ganor.  Mr. Teng received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Genetics and Development, from Cornell University.  There, he also served as Chief Financial Officer for two groups of entrepreneurs seeking funding for their business plans.

Mr. Teng joined Bayes PLLC from the in-house litigation department of Midea, a Chinese Fortune 500 Company.  Before that, he worked as an associate for Robins Kaplan LLP, winner of The American Lawyer’s inaugural “IP Litigation Department of the Year”; as an associate for a Houston-based patent-litigation boutique; and as a law clerk for a federal judge.  Before law school, Mr. Teng worked as a manager for a multinational consumer-electronics company based in Shanghai and on cancer-treatment software for a medical-IT company.

Practice Areas

Patent Office Practice

  • Patent Drafting

  • Inter Partes Reviews

  • Reexaminations

  • Appeals to the PTAB


Patent Litigation

  • District Court Litigation

  • ITC Section 337 Investigation

  • Appeals

  • Pre-litigation Diligence

  • Settlement Negotiation

Other Practices

  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation

  • IP Licensing and Transactions

  • Strategic Patent Planning

  • Legal Opinions and Counseling

  • Due Diligence

Representative Experience

Ultravision Technologies, LLC v. GoVision, LLC, 2:18-cv-100 (E.D. Tex.) (consolidated lead case)

Involving patents on LED display panels


Certain Rotating 3-D LiDAR Devices, Components Thereof, and Sensing Systems Containing the Same, 337-TA-1173 (ITC)

Involving patents on rotary laser radar (LiDAR) devices

INVT SPE, LLC v. Apple, Inc., No. 2:17-cv-03738 (D.N.J.)

INVT SPE, LLC v. HTC Corp., 337-TA-1138 (ITC)

Involving standards-essential patents on cellular modems


Hsin-Chi Su a/k/a Nobu Su v. Mega Int’l Commercial Bank Co., Ltd., No. 14-2166 (S.D. Tex.)

In re TMT Procurement Corporation, No. 13-33763 (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)

Wilmington Trust, N.A. v. Hsin-Chi Su a/k/a Nobu Su, No. 14-17-00382-CV (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2018)

Involving Chinese, Japanese, and Korean patents on shipbuilding


Arctic Cat, Inc. v. Polaris Industries, Inc., Nos. 16-cv-0008, -0009, -0010 (D. Minn.)

Polaris Industries, Inc. and/or GEP Power Products, Inc. v. Arctic Cat, Inc., PTAB IPR2016-01385, IPR2016-01388, IPR2016-01713, IPR2016-01917

Involving patents on construction of all-terrain vehicles


Execware LLC v. AT&T Inc., No. 14-cv-00229 (D. Del.)

Involving patent on user-interface design


Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation, No. 6:13-cv-00482 (E.D. Tex.)

Involving patents on parental controls for televisions and optical-disc players


Semiconductor Ideas to the Market B.V. v. Texas Instruments Inc., No. 1:11-cv-451 (E.D. Tex.)

Involving patents on semiconductors


Selected Publications

Navigating Software-License Disputes: Five Steps to an Amicable Resolution

Legaltech News, June 6, 2018