Jennifer represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis on post-grant proceedings and patent litigation. She has substantial experience with post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, patent appeals and reexaminations. To date, Jennifer has served as lead counsel in 16 PGRs, making her one of the most experienced PGR lawyers in the country, and has served as lead and backup counsel in multiple IPRs. Jennifer also has over 15 years of patent prosecution experience across a wide range of technical fields, including computer software, internet technologies, RFID, and life sciences and medical devices.

In addition to providing legal services for her clients, Jennifer has been a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, and has lectured on topics related to patent law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and Santa Clara University School of Law. She is also a member of the faculty at the Practising Law Institute, and co-chair of the annual Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution boot camp.

During law school Jennifer was awarded the faculty-selected Mabie Award for Outstanding Graduate, was peer-selected Graduating Student of the Year and served as editor-in-chief of the Santa Clara Law Review.

Prior to rejoining Fenwick, Jennifer was general counsel with Apercen Partners, serving as sole counsel for seven entities spanning a breadth of legal issues, including IP, employment, contract, securities, tax and general compliance matters

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  • Select Publications
    • Jennifer founded Fenwick’s Between the Parties Blog, and regularly shared commentary on IPRs and related issues
    • Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation,” Practising Law Institute, May 2018 (co-author)
    • “Supreme Court Upholds IPR Patent Challenges,” Between the Parties blog, April 2018
    • “A Rare Binding PTAB Decision: Guidance On Multiple Petitions,” Between the Parties blog, November 2017
    • “Lessons from Five Years of PTAB Trials,”, September 2017
    • “PTAB Hints at How Follow-on Petitions Might Succeed,” Between the Parties blog, September 2017
    • “What Petitioners and Patent Owners Need to Know About the Scope of IPR Estoppel,” Between the Parties blog, March 2017
    • “Judicial Estoppel Does Not Bar Assertion of Invalidity Defenses Raised But Not Instituted in IPR,” Between the Parties blog, December 2016
    • “Cuozzo Court Concludes ‘Hybrid’ Inter Partes Review a Specialized Procedure within Patent Office Agency Proceedings,” Between the Parties blog, September 2016
    • “The Problem of Non-instituted Grounds, Part II – Lessons from Liberty Mutual,” Between the Parties blog, September 2016
    • “The Problem of Non-instituted Grounds, Part I – ‘Could Have,’ Would Have, Should Have,” Between the Parties blog, August 2016
    • “Review Proposed USPTO Rules,” Daily Journal, September 2015
    • “Claim Construction and Amendment Procedure During PTAB Trials: Up for Comment,” Daily Journal, September 2015
    • “Administrative Patent Judges: Not Your Typical Federal Judge,” Daily Journal, July 2014
    • “Prometheus Unbound,” SciTech Lawyer, October 2013 (co-author)
    • “Prometheus Unbound II: Does Prometheus’ Claim Recite a Law of Nature?,” Bilski Blog, July 2013 (co-author)
    • “Prometheus Unbound: The Untethering of Laws of Nature and Patent Eligibility from Scientific Reality,” Bilski Blog, July 2013 (co-author)
    • “Section 102 and the MPEP, in Prior Art & Obviousness 2010: Current Trends In Section 102 & 103,” Practising Law Institute, June 2011 (co-author)
    • “The Tortoise, the Hare, and the Status Quo,” Fenwick & West IP Bulletin, Fall 2010 (co-author)
    • “An Introduction to U.S. Patent Prosecution, in Fundamentals Of Patent Prosecution 2010: A Boot Camp For Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing,” Practising Law Institute, July 2010 (co-author)
    • “Traveling Together Along the Patent Prosecution Highway,” IP Review Online, March 19, 2010
    • “The Patent Prosecution Highway: An Expanding Option for Multinational Patent Filings,” Fenwick & West IP Bulletin, Summer 2009
    • “Giving Another Look to Patent Reexaminations,” Fenwick & West IP Bulletin, Spring 2008 (co-author)
    • “Patent Possibilities,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 6, 2008 (co-author)
    • “The Patent Prosecution Highway: A First Step for International Patent Harmonization?,” Fenwick & West IP Bulletin, Fall 2006
    • “Closer View Sees Bumps in the Patent Prosecution Highway,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 19, 2006
    • “‘Phillips’ May Decide Conflict in Patent Claim Construction,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 20, 2004
    • “Out of Context: Texas Digital, the Uncertainty of Language, and the Search for Ordinary Meaning,” IDEA, 2004

Representative Clients

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Mapbox
  • Reliant Technologies
  • Ricoh Innovations
  • Symantec
  • Supercell Oy
  • UC Davis Technology Transfer Center

Education & Admissions

J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, with a High Technology Certificate
Santa Clara University School of Law

B.A., Biological Sciences and English
University of California, Santa Barbara

Admitted to practice in California

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Groups & Associations

PTAB​ Bar Association


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