Partners

Joe Beauchamp, Jones Day Partner

Joe Beauchamp
Partner

Joe Beauchamp has over 20 years of experience covering all facets of intellectual property law. He is widely recognized for his work in IP law, being named a Texas Super Lawyer (a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division) from 2013 through 2019. He was also named as one of the top overall lawyers in Houston by Reuters from 2016 through 2019.

Joe Beauchamp, Jones Day Partner

Marc Blackman
Partner

Marc Blackman is an intellectual property attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes patent infringement cases in federal courts throughout the country.

Greg Castanias, Jones Day Partner

Greg Castanias
Partner

Greg Castanias, head of Jones Day’s Federal Circuit team, has almost 30 years’ experience as a leading appellate and intellectual property litigator. His experience includes five Supreme Court arguments, 70+ Federal Circuit arguments, and countless others in federal and state courts across the nation, from Alaska to Connecticut. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Jennifer Chheda, Jones Day Partner

Jennifer Chheda
Partner

Dr. Jennifer Chheda has almost 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing worldwide patent portfolios covering commercial biologics and pharmaceuticals as well as products in development, including clinical candidates.

David Cochran, Jones Day Partner

David Cochran
Partner

Dave Cochran has handled every type of patent matter for clients primarily in high-technology fields. A patent holder himself, Dave provides patent prosecution, portfolio development, due diligence, patent litigation, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) litigation, appellate, and international patent services.

David Cochran, Jones Day Partner

John Evans Ph.D.
Partner

John Evans has consistently delivered results for clients in dozens of intellectual property matters, including summary judgment defense wins in recent high-stakes patent infringement cases.

David Cochran, Jones Day Partner

Timothy Heverin
Partner

For 20 years Tim Heverin has represented clients in high-value patent and trade secret disputes, often involving international actors, activity, and witnesses. In doing so he has appeared before district courts across the country, the Federal Circuit, the ITC, and PTAB.

Anthony Insogna, Jones Day Partner and IP practice leader

Anthony Insogna
Partner

Anthony Insogna is a leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent lawyer as recognized by clients, Chambers, and his peers. He has more than 28 years of experience enforcing and defending patents around the globe, driving patent portfolio strategy for drug candidates and FDA approved products, and conducting due diligence for life sciences companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms.

Matt Johnson, Jones Day Associate

Matt Johnson
Partner

Matt Johnson is one of the Firm’s primary contacts on practice before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), where patentability of issued patents can be challenged. Currently co-chairing the Firm’s PTAB subpractice and involved in proceedings at the Board, including trials for inter partes review (IPR) and Covered Business Method review (CBM), since the first day of their availability in September 2012, Matt regularly represents clients as both petitioners and patent owners at the Board.

Vishal Khatri, Jones Day Of Counsel

Vishal Khatri
Partner

Vishal Khatri is an intellectual property lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing clients in high-stakes, bet-the-company patent litigation and procurement matters. He routinely represents clients in matters before U.S. district courts, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). 

Carl Kukkonen, Jones Day Partner

John Kinton
Partner

John Kinton is a 20-year trial lawyer who focuses on complex, cross-border intellectual property and technology disputes. As a U.S. lawyer and a UK solicitor, John represents clients in patent infringement proceedings, trade secret misappropriation cases, and technology litigation around the globe. 

Carl Kukkonen, Jones Day Partner

Carl Kukkonen
Partner

An acknowledged leader in the profession, Carl Kukkonen has more than 20 years of experience in strategic intellectual property counseling and litigation. Specifically, Carl advises clients on patent infringement and validity, preparation and prosecution of patent applications, prelitigation case assessment, active patent litigation, IP due diligence, and brand protection matters.

Ken Luchesi, Jones Day Partner

Gasper J. LaRosa
Partner

Gasper LaRosa is co-chair of Jones Day’s PTAB Litigation Practice and is a leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent lawyer as recognized by clients and his peers.

Ken Luchesi, Jones Day Partner

H. Albert Liou
Partner

Adept at grasping complex technologies, Albert Liou has achieved success for clients in all aspects of high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation, as well as complex transactions involving intellectual property. Albert has a decade of experience representing clients in the computer software, hardware, electronics, automotive, chemicals, and other industries in federal courts and in arbitration, including trial and appeals. 

Ken Luchesi, Jones Day Partner

Ken Luchesi
Partner

Kenny Luchesi is a trial lawyer with more than 14 years of experience both as a product development engineer and as an attorney litigating complex intellectual property matters.

Dave Maiorana, Jones Day Partner

Dave Maiorana
Partner

Dave Maiorana is a trial lawyer with a notable combination of significant experience as a USPTO examiner along with 20 years litigating complex intellectual property matters.

John Marlott, Jones Day Partner

John Marlott
Partner

Praised by Jones Day clients as “technically and legally excellent,” John Marlott has been recognized as an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” (National Law Journal) and one of the world’s leading patent professionals (IAM). John brings nearly 30 years of intellectual property law experience to his role as lead counsel in complex IP disputes. 

Cary Miller, Jones Day Partner

Cary Miller
Partner

With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Cary Miller’s practice focuses on assisting life sciences clients with their patent issues. She works with clients in patent prosecution, prelitigation analysis, PTAB proceedings, and patent litigation.

Doug Pearson, Jones Day Partner

Doug Pearson
Partner

Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as “an impressive former Navy scientist … specializing in post-grant, litigating proficiently and overseeing associate training in prosecution,” Doug Pearson practices both acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property. With 19 years of IP experience, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, and depth to tackle sophisticated legal and technical issues across a host of technologies, Doug is a dedicated and accessible resource for clients from start-ups to multinational corporations. 

 

Christian Platt, Jones Day Partner

Christian Platt
Partner

Christian Platt is an experienced patent trial lawyer who handles complicated intellectual property disputes in the courts and the patent office, including patent infringement, patent validity, trade secret, and licensing disputes.

Joe Sauer, Jones Day Partner

Joe Sauer
Partner

With more than 19 years of experience, Joe Sauer is actively involved in the PTAB Litigation group at Jones Day and has represented clients in more than 60 post-grant trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Joe provides clients with a broad range of patent services, including the development and management of international patent portfolios, freedom-to-practice opinions, ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination and post-grant reviews, prelitigation and general IP counseling, and patent litigation.

Joe Sauer, Jones Day Partner

Jennifer Swize
Partner

Jennifer Swize is an experienced appellate advocate, with particular focus on patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. Jennifer has argued Federal Circuit appeals and led and coauthored briefs. Her experience includes appeals from district court jury trials, Hatch-Waxman cases, and summary judgment, as well as appeals from Patent Office proceedings.

Joe Sauer, Jones Day Partner

Emily Tait
Partner

For more than 15 years, Emily Tait has served as a trusted advisor in complex intellectual property disputes and transactions, earning recognition as one of Michigan’s “Notable Women in the Law.” Her matters involve diverse technologies, including vehicle software, health care data, fintech, medical devices, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and consumer products. 

Of Counsel

Geoffrey Gavin, Jones Day Partner

Geoffrey Gavin
Of Counsel

With 20 years of experience and appearances in district courts in more than a dozen states, Geoffrey Gavin advises clients on important IP matters, including patent litigation, PTAB litigation, and strategic IP counseling. He has experience with numerous technologies across a wide variety of industries, including wireless telecommunications, data encryption and computer security, LED lighting, printers and copiers, automotive products, medical devices, video and image processing, packaging, and athletic footwear and equipment.

J. Jason Williams, Jones Day Associate

J. Jason Williams
Of Counsel

Jason Williams practices patent, trademark, and trade secret law, with a primary focus on IP litigation for industries such as biopharma. His experience includes patent litigation in federal district courts, the PTAB, and the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a wide range of technologies, including wireless and satellite telecommunications, industrial and commercial products, software, security systems, pharmaceuticals, and business methods.

Associates

Richard Graham, Jones Day Associate

David Anderson
Associate

David Anderson is a patent litigator with experience across a broad range of technologies, including electrical power distribution systems, wearable technology, integrated circuits, computer security systems, and medical devices.

Stephanie Brooker, Jones Day IP Legal Intern

Stephanie M. Brooker
Associate

Stephanie Brooker is a patent lawyer who handles prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her practice spans technical areas including artificial intelligence, blockchain, semiconductor manufacturing and devices, data and digital signal processing, file and database management software, graphical user interfaces, software architectures, medical devices and patient monitoring systems, digital health, fitness equipment, on-board diagnostic devices, and power control systems.

Jamie Choi, Jones Day Associate

T. Kaitlin Crowder
Associate

Kait Crowder’s practice focuses on intellectual property, with a primary focus on patent litigation. She also has experience with trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition matters.

Raffaella Faraoni, Jones Day IP Legal Intern

Raffaella Faraoni
Associate

Raffaella Faraoni’s practice focuses on the development and management of global patent portfolios in the areas of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biotechnology. A particular emphasis of her practice is advising clients regarding intellectual property matters for small molecule drugs. 

Yury Kalish, Jones Day Associate

Yury Kalish
Associate

Dr. Yury Kalish is a patent attorney who applies his legal and industry experience to strategically and efficiently support clients in a wide range of technologies. His practice focuses on intellectual property law, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, and IP counseling.

Lin Yu, Jones Day Associate

Michael Lavine
Associate

Mike Lavine has argued patent and trademark cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and U.S. District Courts. He has participated in five trials: two at the International Trade Commission (ITC), two in U.S. District Courts, and one as first chair in an inter partes review (IPR) trial at the PTAB.

Lisamarie LoGiudice, Jones Day Associate

Lisamarie LoGiudice
Associate

Dr. Lisamarie LoGiudice’s intellectual property practice is focused on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation and post-grant invalidity proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPRs).

Joshua Nightingale, Jones Day Associate

Joshua Nightingale
Associate

Josh Nightingale represents leading domestic and international technology companies in high-stakes patent litigation. His litigation matters before U.S. district courts, the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Federal Circuit have involved a variety of technologies across numerous industries, including semiconductors, electrical circuits, computer software, LED lighting, vacuum hoses, and telecommunication technologies.

Thomas Ritchie, Jones Day Associate

Thomas Ritchie
Associate

Tom Ritchie represents technology companies in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on high-technology patent litigation. Tom has represented clients before U.S. district courts and the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in cases related to a variety of technologies, including computer software, semiconductors, and wireless communication systems. 

Wanli Tang, Jones Day Associate

Wanli Tang
Associate

Wanli Tang represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies of all sizes on the procurement and protection of intellectual property.

Kunyong Yang, Jones Day Associate

Kunyong Yang
Associate

Kunyong Yang focuses his practice on the development and management of global patent portfolios involving pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology innovations. He guides clients from the early stages of patent portfolio development, through the product development process, to the development of late-stage life cycle management strategies and regulatory extension opportunities.

Lin Yu, Jones Day Associate

Lin Yu
Associate

Dr. Lin Yu’s practice focuses on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patent portfolio management in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.

Patent Agent and IP Legal Interns

Unmesh Shah, Jones Day IP Legal Intern

Amanda Leckman
IP Legal Intern

Amanda Leckman assists with patent prosecution activities in the U.S. as well as in foreign jurisdictions. She is a registered patent agent and has prosecuted patent applications in the areas of solar technology, data processing, electromagnetic simulation software, semiconductor devices, and data networking.

Unmesh Shah, Jones Day IP Legal Intern

Unmesh Shah
IP Legal Intern

Unmesh Shah assists in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications as well as with due diligence and patentability analyses projects for pharmaceutical/biotechnology clients.