Jennifer Hayes focuses her practice on patent litigation, including inter partes review (IPR) and other post-grant review proceedings. Additionally, she has experience with cases involving trade secrets and copyrights.
My practice concentrates on resolving patent disputes in high-tech industries, such as wireless, lithium-ion batteries, medical device, software, internet of things (IOT) and other technology industries. I have successfully argued motions in district court, deposed key fact and expert witnesses and negotiated settlements. I am also well-versed in appearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a venue which I have used to effectively resolve a number of patent disputes. Leveraging my engineering background and patent litigation experience allows me to create comprehensive strategies that prioritize success as defined by my clients’ business priorities.
I strategize with my clients to develop strong and effective patent portfolios in a variety of different industries.
I also handle trade secret, copyright and commercial litigation matters. This portion of my practice involves advising clients on trade secret protection plans, copyright take-down notices and IP clauses in various business contracts.
New patent litigation cases remain brisk, and IPRs and other post-grant reviews continue as a frontline defense in many cases. This is an important consideration for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation.
I am interested in health and wellness and am excited by the industry’s adoption of technology to improve all aspects of an individual’s health and wellness. There are opportunities for players in this industry to develop strong patent portfolios but there are also potential risks for increased litigation as the adoption of technology and competition increases.
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 2013–2016.
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.