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.
Jennifer has been recognized by Chambers USA and IAM Patent 1000 for her intellectual property work. 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 assistant treasurer 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.
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
- Speaking Engagement, 01.18.2023
Jennifer Ying will speak on the “Mediating Patent and Trade Secrets Disputes” panel at a virtual summit hosted by Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.
- Speaking Engagement, New York, NY, 11.15.2022
Jennifer Ying will speak on the the “Litigation Trends & Forecasts” panel.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.18.2022
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2023 edition, listing 35 attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 71,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, IAM Patent 1000, 07.06.2022
“Always right in the thick of patent litigation action in Delaware,” the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 again recognizes Morris Nichols as a “gold” tier Delaware IP law firm.
- Chambers USA 2022 Ranks Morris Nichols in Top Tier for Four Delaware Practices; 28 Attorneys Named Leading Delaware PractitionersMedia Mention, Chambers USA, 06.01.2022
Chambers USA has again ranked Morris Nichols in Band 1 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property.
- Firm News, 05.02.2022
ABF is one of the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law.
- Media Mention, Delaware Business Times, 10.04.2021
IP litigation partner Jennifer Ying has been selected as one of the Delaware Business Times’ 40 Under 40 for 2021. The DBT40 recognizes the region’s dynamic leaders under age 40 who are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.19.2021
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2022 edition, listing thirty-two attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 66,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, IAM Patent 1000, 06.30.2021
“A force to be reckoned with in Delaware patent litigation,” the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000 again ranks Morris Nichols’ intellectual property group in its highest “gold” tier for Delaware IP law firms.
- Speaking Engagement, Webinar, 06.03.2021
Morris Nichols partner Jennifer Ying will speak on “Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in IP: The Current Landscape for Women & Minorities in IP and the Way Forward” at The Women in Law & IP Virtual Summit on June 3, 2021.
- Chambers USA 2021 Again Recognizes Morris Nichols in Band 1 in Four Delaware Practices; 27 Attorneys Named Among Leading Delaware PractitionersMedia Mention, Chambers USA, 05.20.2021
The 2021 edition of Chambers USA has again ranked Morris Nichols in the top tier in four Delaware practice categories.
- 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)
Honors & Recognitions
Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, ranked in Delaware, 2021-2022
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, ranked in Delaware, 2021-2022
The Best Lawyers in America, listed in Delaware intellectual property litigation, 2022-2023
Delaware Business Times, recognized among Delaware’s 40 dynamic leaders under age 40, 2021
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association (Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, and Science and Technology Law Sections)
American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
ChIPs - Advancing Women in IP
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (Board Member)
Delaware State Bar Association (Executive Committee, assistant treasurer; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Women in Law Section; Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section)
US District Court for the District of Delaware, Merit Selection Panel (2018, 2019)
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
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