Jessica Newman is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group and a member of the Patent Litigation and Art Wine & Collectible Assets Groups. Her practice focuses on general commercial litigation, corporate defense and investigation matters, and intellectual property litigation.
Jessica has represented clients in a variety of industries and cases, including contract disputes, partnership disputes, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, healthcare fraud and abuse, commercial real estate and bankruptcy.
She has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including pre-lawsuit investigations, conducting discovery, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting depositions, preparing for trial and arguing motions in limine, Daubert motions and jury instructions and examining witnesses at trial.Representative Matters Include
- Successfully obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for VIZIO, Inc., involving patent claims regarding “de-interlacing” technology used in certain VIZIO televisions sold in the U.S.
- Second-chaired 5 week jury trial in trade secret misappropriation matter involving manufacturing of LEDs, prepared witnesses and demonstratives, argued motions-in-limine and evidentiary objections, argued jury instructions, examined and cross-examined witnesses at trial.
- Represented one of the largest manufacturers of LCD panels and modules in a five-day jury trial in Eastern District of Texas as the second chair, prepared witnesses, direct and cross examination outlines, argued motions-in-limine, evidentiary objections, Daubert motions and jury instructions.
- Represented Fortune 100 company in patent infringement trial over patents for tire repair kits, argued jury instructions, motions in limine and Daubert motions.
- Represented leading music publishing company in copyright infringement action over in-flight music.
- Represented software company in dispute over contractual payments and defense claims of invalidity and non-infringement of patents.
- Represented owner of one of the largest portfolio of customer experience patents in obtaining favorable settlement in a breach of contract action involving failure to pay for software management fees.
- Represented various companies and individuals in corporate defense and investigation matters.
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2015
Alaska Law Review, Lead Editor
Moot Court Board, Hardt Cup – Top Eight
M.A. in Art History, Duke University, 2015
B.A., Duke University, 2012
summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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