Jennifer Lee Taylor is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Taylor is engaged in a broad intellectual property practice, with an emphasis in litigation and counseling. She has litigated a variety of intellectual property cases, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions, as well as unfair competition and false advertising actions. She has trial and appellate experience, and extensive experience litigating opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Ms. Taylor’s cases have included litigation of patents directed to integrated circuits and a wide range of processes used in the semiconductor industry and to medical apparatuses, design patents related to consumer electronics, and trademarks and trade dress relating to medical devices, apparel, motorcycles and boats, pharmaceuticals, foods, computers, consumer products and a variety of service sectors, including hospitality and restaurant services, research services, online gaming services, medical and legal services and retail and distributorship services. Among companies that Ms. Taylor has represented in connection with IP matters are AOL, Target, Ubiquiti Networks, Restoration Hardware, The Keg Steakhouse and Grill, Indian Motorcycle, Calera Wine Company, Montelucia Resort and Spa, Huneeus Vintners, PC Mall, Hospitality Marketing Concepts, French Sole and Starlight Foundation.
In addition to litigation, Ms. Taylor regularly counsels clients regarding trademark and copyright matters, including registering trademarks, service marks, trade dress and copyrights; managing portfolios; policing efforts to protect trademarks and copyrights; and advising clients on licensing arrangements. She has also counseled clients regarding intellectual property and liability issues related to the Internet.
Ms. Taylor is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US 2011-2012. Ms. Taylor became associated with Morrison & Foerster in 1992 and was elected to the partnership in Fall 1999. She is a member of the California Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Ms. Taylor attended The George Washington, University where she received her B.A. degree with honors in International Affairs, with a specialization in East Asia, in 1986. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law, in 1991. Following graduation, she attended the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan, where she studied Japanese.