Jaideep “Jay” Venkatesan specializes in intellectual property litigation, with a particular expertise in patent and trade secret litigation. Mr. Venkatesan has also litigated a variety of commercial litigation disputes, including employment, commercial contract, consumer class action, and antitrust cases.
Mr. Venkatesan has litigated trade secret cases in state and federal courts across the nation. He has successfully obtained and opposed temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, and engaged with forensic experts to investigate claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. Mr. Venkatesan has also negotiated complex agreements regarding the return and/or destruction of allegedly confidential and trade secret information.
Mr. Venkatesan has litigated patent cases involving a diverse range of technologies including wireless telephony, ecommerce software, automated call distribution, hard disk drives, and semiconductor fabrication. He has worked with clients and experts in conducting pre-filing analysis and investigations as well as infringement, validity, and claim construction positions. Mr. Venkatesan has extensive experience in all facets of patent litigation, including infringement, validity, claim construction, enforceability, and damages.
Mr. Venkatesan’s employment litigation expertise includes California wage and hour and sexual harassment litigation. Mr. Venkatesan also negotiates employment agreements and separation agreements for companies and individual employees and counsels companies on employment issues.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Venkatesan represented clients in patent, trade secret, and commercial litigation at two national law firms, and also managed patent litigation in-house for a California e-commerce company.
Member: State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Santa Clara County Bar Association; William P. Ingram Inn of Court, and the Federal Bar Association.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Represented Realization in a misappropriation of trade secrets action that led to Realization obtaining a stipulated preliminary injunction.
Author: “The Defend Trade Secrets Act Two Years Later”, Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Report (Fall 2018).
Author: “A New Federal Action Transforms Trade Secrets Litigation,” New Matter (Vol. 41, No. 4 Winter 2016).
Author: “Software Patents After Alice v. CLS Bank International,” New Matter, Vol. 40, No. 1, Spring 2015.
Author: “Federal Trade Secrets Legislation and California: Resolving the Conflicts Within and Without,” Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Report, Vol. 23, No. 3, Spring 2015 (with Sara Petersen Graves).
Author: “The Supreme Court and Patentable Subject Matter Under Section 101,” Northern California Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Report, Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2013.
Author: “Compulsory Licensing After eBay,” Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Winter 2009.