Orange County Business Journal

Huang Shines Amid Patent Wars, Product Rollouts

TECHNOLOGY: Supervised dozens of defenses for Vizio Heidi Kulicke Saturday, September 29, 2012

Working for Vizio also allows him the opportunity to use his language skills in Mandarin Chinese.

Huang began his legal career in the complex commercial litigation group at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith in Los Angeles. He moved to in-house corporate counsel with Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic components, and was there for about three years.

From Foxconn he moved to Apex Digital Inc., a consumer-electronics company in City of Industry where he was the acting general counsel for five years. He came to Vizio in 2009 as general counsel.

His in-house experience ranges from international business transactions and disputes to manufacturing, distribution and channel, IP transactions, IP litigation and retail business transactions.

Huang's responsibilities at Vizio include managing dozens of complex licensing arrangements, addressing all corporate law issues, handling vendor and supplier contracts, managing a large volume of complex patent and other litigation, coordinating exports and imports, and overseeing employment issues. He also provides direct advice to Vizio’s senior management and board of directors on all legal business matters.

Huang lives in Tustin with his wife and two young daughters. He is active in his children’s education and serves as chairperson of the School Site Council for the Springbrook Elementary School of the Irvine Unified School District and also serves as a member of the same committee for the district’s Deerfield Elementary School.

He is actively involved with his church, serving two years as community-service deacon for Orange County Christian Evangelical Church in Irvine and teaching in the children’s ministry at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Irvine.

On rare occasions he takes his 1600cc Yamaha Road Star motorcycle for a ride on the open road.

“It’s a fun little toy,” he said.

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