An experienced intellectual property litigator, Jennifer focuses on patent and trade secret disputes in federal and state court.  Her experience encompasses all aspects of litigation from outset to trial and through appeal in both lead counsel and co-counsel roles.

A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees in electrical engineering & computer science and management, she frequently draws on her technical background in her patent litigation work.  Jennifer has represented clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, as well as in the mechanical and electrical arts, with a focus on telecommunications and wireless technologies.  In addition to patent disputes, Jennifer has experience in a variety of other areas including trade secret, unfair competition, contract and licensing disputes.

Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Jennifer gained valuable court experience as a law clerk to The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Supreme Court and as a summer intern to The Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery.  In law school, she served as an associate and senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, as well as an executive editor of the East Asia Law Review.  She previously worked as a registered patent agent at an intellectual property boutique firm in New York City where she prosecuted patents on behalf of domestic and international clients in the mechanical and electrical arts.

In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, and is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Executive Committee.  She also maintains a very active pro bono practice.  She has handled civil rights cases through the Delaware ACLU, and has served as a guardian ad litem to help dependent and neglected children secure permanency.  She has also tried custody cases in Family Court through appointments from the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.  In addition, Jennifer has experience handling veterans’ claims before the regional office, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and Court of Veterans’ Claims, most recently obtaining over $250,000 in back disability benefits for a disabled veteran.

Experience

Represent Sunovion in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement actions involving Aptiom® product.  C.A. Nos. 18-279, 18-304, 18-312, 18-336, 18-341, 18-342, 18-382, 18-775, 19-1673, 20-780 through 20-786 (D. Del.)

Represent Sonitor Technologies in defense of follow-on patent infringement litigation brought against Sonitor’s ultrasonic real-time location tracking system.  CenTrak, Inc. v. Sonitor Technologies, Inc., C.A. No. 19-1093 (D. Del.)

Represent various telecom and cable provider defendants in series of multi-patent infringement litigations brought by ChanBond. ChanBond, LLC v. Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC et. al., C.A. Nos. 15-842, 15-844 through 15-847, 15-843, 15-848, 15-854, 15-849 through 15-853 (D. Del.)

Represented Oxford Nanopore Technologies in defense of patent infringement case brought by Pacific BioSciences. Jury returned verdict in favor of Oxford, invalidating all four asserted patents. Pacific BioSciences of California, Inc. v. Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Inc., C.A. Nos. 17-275 & 17-1353 (D. Del.)

Represented Sonitor Technologies in defense of patent infringement litigation brought against Sonitor’s ultrasonic real-time location tracking system. CenTrak, Inc. v. Sonitor Technologies, Inc., C.A. No. 14-183 (D. Del.)

Represented Plantronics in jury trial, successfully defending against antitrust claims asserted against the headset maker. GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc., C.A. No. 12-1318 (D. Del.)

Represent Sunovion in patent infringement actions involving Xopenex® product. C.A. No. 15-424 & 06-113 (D. Del.)

Represented various telecom and mobile provider defendants in series of multi-patent infringement litigations brought by Intellectual Ventures. Intellectual Ventures I v. AT&T Mobility et al., C.A. Nos. 12-193 & 13-1668 (D. Del.)

Represented Comcast in defense of patent infringement case involving domain name lookup resolution technology. DN Lookup v. Comcast Corp., C.A. No. 11-1181 (D. Del.)

Represented Juniper in seven-patent infringement action against competitor Palo Alto Networks involving firewall technology for network security hardware. Juniper Networks v. Palo Alto Networks, C.A. No. 11-1258 (D. Del.)

Represented Sprint in patent infringement case involving mobile media applications. EON Corp. v. FLO TV et al., C.A. No. 10-812 (D. Del.)

Represented Cisco patent and trade secret action involving call center assistance technology. XpertUniverse v. Cisco, Inc., C.A. No. 09-157 (D. Del.)

News & Insights

Professional & Civic

American Bar Association (Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Science and Technology Law Sections)

ChIPs - Advancing Women in IP

Delaware State Bar Association (Executive Committee; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Women in Law Section; Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section)

US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2019 Merit Selection Panel

Federal Circuit Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware (board member, treasurer 2020-present)

MIT, educational counselor

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Supreme Court, 2010-2011
  • Intern to The Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery, 2008

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, 2010
University of Pennsylvania Law Review, associate and senior editor, 2008-2010
East Asia Law Review, executive editor, 2009-2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB, electrical engineering & computer science, 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB, management, 2005

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • US District Court for the District of Delaware
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
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