Frederick Tsien


(800) 930-7271 x205


Palo Alto

Practice Groups and Client Sectors:

Intellectual PropertyCorporate

Areas of Focus:

Technology LicensingInternet LawStartups & Startup Financing
Frederick Tsien


Syracuse Law School, J.D. Syracuse Business School, M.B.A. Vassar College, B.A.

Bars & Courts

  • New York
  • California

Professional Experience

Frederick Tsien is Counsel to Rimon. Mr. Tsien has served as General Counsel of two publicly traded companies. His clients have included Google, CommerceOne, Netscape, Concentric, CrossWorlds Software (acquired by IBM), diCarta, Encover, Intalio, Integrated Silicon Solution, Netli (acquired by Akamai), Open Media Foundation, Putnam Lovell Securities (acquired by Jeffries), and Trigo Technologies (acquired by IBM).

Mr. Tsien is a seasoned Silicon Valley attorney with over 20 years of broad and diverse experience providing business counsel to, and managing the legal affairs of, high technology companies. He specializes in enabling emerging growth companies to negotiate and close deals with The Global 1000. With his demonstrated expertise in structuring, negotiating and closing complex and strategic transactions--especially involving intellectual property--Mr. Tsien has proven to be a valuable asset in the alliance intensive high tech world. He has successfully closed multi-million dollar including a joint venture with Matsushita, a joint development and license with Hitachi, and numerous license agreements with IBM.

Mr. Tsien started his career in the semiconductor industry. He has served as General Counsel or Associate General Counsel in the disk drive, medical equipment, computer hardware and software industries. Mr. Tsien is a businessperson first, who uses his legal talents to help management achieve outstanding results in a fast paced, international marketplace.