Jennifer J. Schmidt

Partner | San Francisco | (415) 268-6448
(415) 268-6448

Jennifer applies her background in electrical engineering and computer science to advise leading technology companies in patent litigation and related complex commercial litigation. She has more than a decade of significant trial experience in cases relating to diverse technologies, handling matters before federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and arbitration tribunals.

Her matters have included a wide range of technological fields, including computer hardware and software, video compression, smartphone apps, network security, search algorithms, semiconductor physics, and consumer products.

Jennifer consistently obtains positive results for her clients, including victories on dispositive motions, at trial, and on appeal. She frequently realizes successful outcomes at strategic litigation milestones, such as prevailing on advantageous claim constructions and winning motions to transfer and stay. Jennifer delivers for her clients in all aspects of offensive and defensive patent litigation.

Jennifer is co-chair of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Association’s advisory council.

While at Yale Law School, she served as managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. At Harvard University during her undergraduate career, she worked in the Harvard Robotics Lab.

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