Jake Ewerdt is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Ewerdt focuses his practice on litigating patent disputes before federal courts and the International Trade Commission. His litigation experience has involved complex technologies such as semiconductor fabrication, microprocessor architecture, light emitting diodes, LCD diffuser screens, camera subsystems of cellular phones, and the Android platform.
Mr. Ewerdt has also advocated for clients on a pro bono basis in a number of areas, and has argued a pro bono prisoners’ rights appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before law school, Mr. Ewerdt worked for six years as a software engineer and technical manager, where he gained first-hand experience designing and developing systems using C, C++, Java, Perl, and PL/SQL. His work included the development of an online advertising system that resulted in several patents covering cost-per-click online advertising technologies, on which Mr. Ewerdt is a named inventor. This experience has provided Mr. Ewerdt with a substantive base of knowledge that allows him to process highly technical matters in an efficient manner.
Mr. Ewerdt recently returned to Morrison & Foerster after clerking for the Honorable Raymond T. Chen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Mr. Ewerdt is admitted to practice law in California, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and before the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit.
Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (International Trade Commission, 337-TA-850). Defended Huawei in an investigation alleging that Huawei’s mobile device camera hardware and software infringed multiple patents. After a full hearing on the merits, the Administrative Law Judge determined that no accused Huawei product infringed the asserted patents. The Commission affirmed.
MediaTek, Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (Northern District of California). Defended Freescale in a multi-patent infringement lawsuit involving semiconductor bus design, bus arbitration, and power management technology.
Advanced Display Technologies of Texas, LLC v. AU Optronics Corp., et al. (Eastern District of Texas). Defended Sharp Corporation in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a non-practicing entity alleging infringement by Sharp’s backlight systems in TVs and monitors. Played lead role in joint defense group and identified prior art that led to favorable settlement.
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