Jennifer L. Gilbert
Jennifer is an accomplished and successful intellectual property litigator with extensive trial experience. She represents clients in state and federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. At one point in her career, Jennifer tried eight cases in three years – three as first chair and five as second chair. Jennifer and her colleagues won all eight trials, including obtaining a $9.25 million jury verdict in a patent infringement case. Jennifer’s attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills enable her to be particularly keen at client counseling, strategic case development, jury selection, and trial management. Jennifer has been named a Rising Star and a Top Woman Attorney in Northern California by SuperLawyers every year since 2014. In 2021, she was named a 40 Under 40 lawyer for the State of California by the Daily Journal.
Jennifer earned her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. Prior to law school, she graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University, completing all her courses in two and a half years. A native of Taiwan, Jennifer reads and writes Chinese, and speaks Mandarin fluently.
Dedicated to pro bono services, Jennifer has helped immigrants obtain asylum in the United States, as well as successfully winning a verdict in a class action case against the Social Security Administration in seeking notices in alternative formats.
A self-proclaimed foodie, Jennifer loves trying new restaurants. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring the world with her family and friends.
Awards & Recognition
- SuperLawyers Rising Stars, 2014 to present
- SuperLawyers Top Women Attorney in Northern California, 2014 to present
- Daily Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2021
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
- California Supreme Court and all other California state courts
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., Dean’s Scholar
- Santa Clara University, B.A., Communication, magna cum laude, Dean’s Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- American Bar Association
- Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area, executive committee member
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley
- Chiefs in Intellectual Property
Daedalus Blue, LLC v. Oracle Corporation, et al. (W.D. Tex.): Represented Daedalus Blue in a patent infringement litigation involving 5 patents relating to computer network functionality and computer security. The case settled favorably in less than two months, before the filing of an Answer.
In Re Unitas Global, Inc. v. Yodlee, Inc. (AAA): represented Yodlee in a pre-litigation commercial contract dispute involving the deployment of software applications in foreign jurisdictions.
Freeny v. Murphy Oil (E.D. Tex.): Represented the Freeny brothers and won a $9.25 million jury verdict in a patent infringement litigation involving automated synchronous price and advertising technology.
SAI v. QUALCOMM, et al. (San Diego Sup. Ct): Represented SAI in a breach of contract litigation involving QUALCOMM’s use of SAI’s source code in its products without making the required payments. Following two successful bench trials, obtained a $12.5 million jury verdict.
Freeny v. Apple Inc., et al., (E.D. Tex.): Represented the Freeny brothers in a series of patent infringement actions involving simultaneous dual-band routers.
Freenys, et al. v. Blackberry, et al. (E. D. Tex.): Represented the Freenys in a series of patent infringement actions involving smartphones and similar handheld devices.
Grobler v. Apple, Inc. (N.D. Cal.): Represented Mr. Grobler in a patent infringement litigation involving data vending systems involving portable data carriers.
Titanide Ventures v. Box, Inc., et al. (E. D. Tex.): Represented Titanide in a series of patent infringement actions involving cloud storage technology.
InNova Patent Licensing, LLC v. Alcatel-Lucent Holding, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.): Represented InNova in a patent infringement action involving e-mail filtering technology.
Twin Peaks Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal.): Represented Twin Peaks in a patent infringement action involving virtual file systems.
Potter Voice Technologies LLC v. Google, Inc., et al. (D. Colo.): Represented Potter in a patent infringement litigation involving voice command and control technology in mobile devices.
Prism Technologies, LLC v. Adobe, Inc., et al. (D. Neb. and Fed. Cir.): Represented Prism in a patent infringement litigation involving software licensing, activation, and network security technology.
In the matter of Certain Video Game Systems and Controllers (I.T.C.): Represented Motiva in a patent infringement action involving motion-sensing video game technology.
Note: This list includes matters litigated at prior firms.