Jennifer is an experienced intellectual property litigator. She focuses her practice 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, having represented clients in various appellate courts across the country.
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, Jennifer 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.
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.
In 2014, she was included in Lawyers of Color’s Annual Hot List which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.
In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer 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.
Represent Sunovion in 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
- Firm News, 01.02.2019
Wilmington, DE (January 2, 2019) - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that intellectual property litigator Jennifer Ying has been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
- Firm News, 09.14.2018
Wilmington, DE (September 14, 2018) - A pro bono team from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has successfully appealed a veteran’s claim for disability benefits, securing a compensation award of more than $250,000 for past-due benefits.
- Speaking Engagement, Wilmington, Delaware, 10.28.2016
- Docket Navigator Year in Review 2015 Names Morris Nichols Among Top Firms in District Court Patent CasesFirm News, 02.19.2016
Wilmington, DE (February 19, 2016) - This week, Docket Navigator released its 2015 Year in Review of U.S. patent litigation. The annual report analyzes data on patent litigation cases and administrative proceedings to highlight trends in the patent landscape.
- Event, Wilmington, Delaware, 04.14.2015
- Jennifer Ying Named to Lawyers of Color's 2014 Hot List Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic RegionFirm News, 06.05.2014
- The Plain Meaning of Section 365(c): The Tension Between Bankruptcy and Patent Law in Patent LicensingArticle, 03.01.2010
Jennifer Ying, “The Plain Meaning of Section 365(c): The Tension Between Bankruptcy and Patent Law in Patent Licensing,” 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1225 (2010)
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, 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
- 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
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
- 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