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Jennifer Burdman specializes in complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation. A partner in our Intellectual Property, Patent and Trademark and Copyright Litigation practice, Jennifer represents clients in patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and contractual matters, as well as before U.S. copyright tribunals.

An experienced trial lawyer, Jennifer’s science background enables her to translate technical terminology into clear language that juries understand. Outside the courtroom, Jennifer regularly counsels clients on a broad range of matters relating to acquisition, protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She also works closely with clients to develop IP strategies and implement them in the business setting.

Noteworthy wins include a jury verdict of patent infringement resulting in over $34 million in damages, a jury verdict of willful misappropriation of trade secrets with damages of over $900 million, and the successful defense of a university against a patent licensee seeking expanded rights relating to its sponsored research and license agreements. She has also successfully litigated the allocation of over $300 million in cable copyright royalties before the Copyright Royalty Board.

In 2016, Jennifer was profiled as a “Law360 Rising Star” and named to their Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board. She was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural Under 40 Hot List. The National Law Journal named her a 2015 “Rising Star" in Washington, D.C.

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Credentials

A.B., Dartmouth College

J.D., Fordham University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

District of Columbia

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (44,574)

A Rising Star, and named to the Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board


Law360, 2016

Named in the Under 40 Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2016

Named a “Rising Star" in Washington, D.C.


The National Law Journal, 2015

Matters

LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, No. 2:13-cv-00486 (E.D. Va.): Represented LifeNet Health in patent infringement action involving the preservation of soft tissue grafts, securing jury verdict of infringement and over $34 million in damages. The verdict was featured by Law360 in an article on November 18, 2014, and was featured in Law360’s Weekly Verdict Legal Lions on November 20, 2014.

Medivation v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., No. CGC-11-510715 (Cal. Superior Court, San Francisco): Represented The Regents of the University of California and professor Dr. Michael Jung in a sponsored research and licensing dispute against Medivation relating to chemical compounds for the treatment of prostate cancer. Defeated all contract claims asserted by Medivation against The Regents and prevailed in court trial on behalf of The Regents, entitling it to $32 million in possible future payments pursuant to patent license. In jury trial successfully defended Dr. Jung against fraud claims for hundreds of millions of dollars regarding rights to patented compounds.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:09-cv-58 (E.D. Va.): Represented plaintiff DuPont in case alleging misappropriation of over 100 trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology in one of the largest trade secret misappropriation cases in the United States. Obtained a $919 million verdict against Kolon for the theft of KEVLAR® technology after a seven-week jury trial held in Richmond, Virginia. This case recently received The American Lawyer’s 2015 Legal Award (Disputes: U.S.).

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LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, No. 2:13-cv-00486 (E.D. Va.): Represented LifeNet Health in patent infringement action involving the preservation of soft tissue grafts, securing jury verdict of infringement and over $34 million in damages. The verdict was featured by Law360 in an article on November 18, 2014, and was featured in Law360’s Weekly Verdict Legal Lions on November 20, 2014.

Medivation v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., No. CGC-11-510715 (Cal. Superior Court, San Francisco): Represented The Regents of the University of California and professor Dr. Michael Jung in a sponsored research and licensing dispute against Medivation relating to chemical compounds for the treatment of prostate cancer. Defeated all contract claims asserted by Medivation against The Regents and prevailed in court trial on behalf of The Regents, entitling it to $32 million in possible future payments pursuant to patent license. In jury trial successfully defended Dr. Jung against fraud claims for hundreds of millions of dollars regarding rights to patented compounds.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:09-cv-58 (E.D. Va.): Represented plaintiff DuPont in case alleging misappropriation of over 100 trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology in one of the largest trade secret misappropriation cases in the United States. Obtained a $919 million verdict against Kolon for the theft of KEVLAR® technology after a seven-week jury trial held in Richmond, Virginia. This case recently received The American Lawyer’s 2015 Legal Award (Disputes: U.S.).

Distribution of the 2000–2003 Cable Royalty Funds (Docket No. 2008-2 CRB CD 2000–2003): Represented the U.S. commercial television industry in hearings before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine the allocation of cable copyright royalties.

Morris Reese v. AT&T, et al., Case No. 2:07-CV-219 (E.D. Tex.); Morris Reese v. AT&T California, CV-11-01934 (C.D. Cal.); Morris Reese v. AT&T California, et al., 2012-1048 (Fed. Cir.): Represented defendant in multi-defendant patent litigation involving call waiting with caller ID telephony systems.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, et al. v. Haldex Brake Products, No. 1:09-CV-176 (N.D. Ohio): Represented plaintiffs in patent infringement action involving air disc brakes for commercial vehicles, securing jury verdict of willful infringement, as well as an award of attorneys' fees and permanent injunction.

Matters

LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, No. 2:13-cv-00486 (E.D. Va.): Represented LifeNet Health in patent infringement action involving the preservation of soft tissue grafts, securing jury verdict of infringement and over $34 million in damages. The verdict was featured by Law360 in an article on November 18, 2014, and was featured in Law360’s Weekly Verdict Legal Lions on November 20, 2014.

Medivation v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., No. CGC-11-510715 (Cal. Superior Court, San Francisco): Represented The Regents of the University of California and professor Dr. Michael Jung in a sponsored research and licensing dispute against Medivation relating to chemical compounds for the treatment of prostate cancer. Defeated all contract claims asserted by Medivation against The Regents and prevailed in court trial on behalf of The Regents, entitling it to $32 million in possible future payments pursuant to patent license. In jury trial successfully defended Dr. Jung against fraud claims for hundreds of millions of dollars regarding rights to patented compounds.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:09-cv-58 (E.D. Va.): Represented plaintiff DuPont in case alleging misappropriation of over 100 trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology in one of the largest trade secret misappropriation cases in the United States. Obtained a $919 million verdict against Kolon for the theft of KEVLAR® technology after a seven-week jury trial held in Richmond, Virginia. This case recently received The American Lawyer’s 2015 Legal Award (Disputes: U.S.).

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LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation, No. 2:13-cv-00486 (E.D. Va.): Represented LifeNet Health in patent infringement action involving the preservation of soft tissue grafts, securing jury verdict of infringement and over $34 million in damages. The verdict was featured by Law360 in an article on November 18, 2014, and was featured in Law360’s Weekly Verdict Legal Lions on November 20, 2014.

Medivation v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., No. CGC-11-510715 (Cal. Superior Court, San Francisco): Represented The Regents of the University of California and professor Dr. Michael Jung in a sponsored research and licensing dispute against Medivation relating to chemical compounds for the treatment of prostate cancer. Defeated all contract claims asserted by Medivation against The Regents and prevailed in court trial on behalf of The Regents, entitling it to $32 million in possible future payments pursuant to patent license. In jury trial successfully defended Dr. Jung against fraud claims for hundreds of millions of dollars regarding rights to patented compounds.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:09-cv-58 (E.D. Va.): Represented plaintiff DuPont in case alleging misappropriation of over 100 trade secrets relating to KEVLAR® fiber technology in one of the largest trade secret misappropriation cases in the United States. Obtained a $919 million verdict against Kolon for the theft of KEVLAR® technology after a seven-week jury trial held in Richmond, Virginia. This case recently received The American Lawyer’s 2015 Legal Award (Disputes: U.S.).

Distribution of the 2000–2003 Cable Royalty Funds (Docket No. 2008-2 CRB CD 2000–2003): Represented the U.S. commercial television industry in hearings before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine the allocation of cable copyright royalties.

Morris Reese v. AT&T, et al., Case No. 2:07-CV-219 (E.D. Tex.); Morris Reese v. AT&T California, CV-11-01934 (C.D. Cal.); Morris Reese v. AT&T California, et al., 2012-1048 (Fed. Cir.): Represented defendant in multi-defendant patent litigation involving call waiting with caller ID telephony systems.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, et al. v. Haldex Brake Products, No. 1:09-CV-176 (N.D. Ohio): Represented plaintiffs in patent infringement action involving air disc brakes for commercial vehicles, securing jury verdict of willful infringement, as well as an award of attorneys' fees and permanent injunction.

Credentials

A.B., Dartmouth College

J.D., Fordham University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

District of Columbia

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (44,574)

A Rising Star, and named to the Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board


Law360, 2016

Named in the Under 40 Hot List


Benchmark Litigation, 2016

Named a “Rising Star" in Washington, D.C.


The National Law Journal, 2015