Mr Jonathan K. Waldrop > Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP > Redwood Shores, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
United States
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Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Plaintiffs’ Litigation


Jonathan K. Waldrop, the managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office, represents industry-leading companies in patent and trademark litigation involving interactive web technologies, video-on-demand telecommunications, cable technology, computer-assisted sales processes, medical devices, cooking ovens, gaming systems and complex financial transactions.  He is also experienced in handling commercial and antitrust litigation matters.

Jon’s clients include Google, LG, ASUS, Uber and Adobe, world-leading global technology companies, and Cox Communications, the third largest cable television provider in the United States.  He has acted as lead trial counsel in many cases for his clients and has a history of achieving favorable jury verdicts, including his representation of Google and YouTube in a case with such broad potential implications that declared, “Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll’s Claim to Own the Interactive Web.”  In a separate patent litigation, Jon achieved a verdict touted as the largest verdict of the year in the district in which it was handed down.

Jon is regularly recognized in The Legal 500IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.  He was named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by The National Law Journal and a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in California by The Daily Journal, both of which annually honor individuals who have advanced their intellectual property practice through the use of innovative, creative and winning strategies.  He was also named California Practitioner of the Year in Litigation by Managing IP Americas.  Jon was listed among the 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal.  Jon also earned the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s “Master Advocate” designation, and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, in which less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers are invited to join.


New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Georgia; California; Virginia


University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2000); Harvard University (B.S., with honors, 1997)


Member, Atlanta IP Inn of Court

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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Silicon Valley’s Jonathan Waldrop heads the team at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, which is sought out by defendants and plaintiffs from the technology and life sciences sectors and has a solid track record across the major federal patent venues. The group stands out for its growing presence in the Western District of Texas. The other key names are New York-based attorneys Jay Deshmukh and Hershy Stern, who make up the Hatch-Waxman team and focus on disputes arising from patents covering pharmaceutical products; and California-based duo Darcy Jones and Marcus Barber, who cover a wide range of technologies, including software and telecommunications.