Jennifer Hayes focuses her practice on patent litigation. Jennifer has experience in trade secret, copyright and general commercial litigation and has also practiced as a patent prosecution attorney and patent agent.
My practice focuses on resolving patent disputes in the telecommunications and other high-tech industries. I have successfully argued motions in district court, deposed key fact and expert witnesses and negotiated settlements. I also have trial experience as well as experience in the use of inter partes review (IPR) and other post-grant review techniques as a defense to patent litigation. My engineering background and experience in all phases of patent litigation allow me to develop strategies that lead to the successful resolution of these complex cases.
I leverage my experience in patent litigation to develop strong patent portfolios for my clients. As a former Silicon Valley-based patent attorney, many of the clients I represent develop innovative technology in a variety of high-tech industries, such as telecommunications, semiconductors, software and medical devices.
My practice also includes trade secret and copyright litigation matters. I have advised clients on trade secret protection plans, copyright take-down notices and intellectual property clauses in various business contracts as well as trade secret, copyright and commercial litigation.
New patent litigation cases remains brisk, and IPRs continue as a frontline defense in many cases. This is an important consideration for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation.
I am also seeing an uptick in trade secret litigation. I continue to counsel clients on the best strategies to protect their trade secrets, control risks and avoid potential trade secret misappropriation litigation.
Law360 | March 17, 2016
Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes provides third-party commentary throughout this article about when to file a continuation patent application.
The Recorder | February 05, 2016
This coverage notes Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes election to the partnership news.
Law360 | January 08, 2016
San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.
Trade Secrets Alert | 05.12.16
Trade Secrets Alert | 04.27.16
Intellectual Property Alert | 02.12.16
IP Divided Infringement Alert | 09.01.15
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University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Jennifer has been recognized as one of Super Lawyer’s “Rising Stars” by the publishers of the Northern California Super Lawyers magazine for 2009 and 2013-2015.
American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Leading Women in Technology
Jennifer is a member of the Pro Bono Committee. She has performed pro bono work for Legal Services for Children and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. She is also responsible for introducing a patent pro bono program to Nixon Peabody through the California Lawyer for the Arts patent pro bono referral service initiated by the USPTO.