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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

333 TWIN DOLPHIN DRIVE, SUITE 200, REDWOOD SHORES, CA 94065, USA
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Jonathan K. Waldrop

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Work (650) 453-5425
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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Plaintiffs' Litigation

Career

Jonathan K. Waldrop 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, YouTube 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. In a recent example, Jon acted as trial counsel representing Google and YouTube in a case with such broad potential implications that Wired.com 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 recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 and 2016, as a "Northern California Rising Star" in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 (2015) and as a "Rising Star" in Georgia Super Lawyers (2014). Jon also earned the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's "Master Advocate" designation in 2015, 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.

He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

Member, Atlanta IP Inn of Court


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP focuses on technology- and pharmaceutical-related cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Jonathan Waldrop, Darcy Jones and Marcus Barber joined forces to defend Google, Motorola, LG, Samsung and Asus against an infringement suit brought by a Japanese inventor regarding lock features for Android-based smartphones and wearables, obtaining a full dismissal for all clients. On the plaintiff side, the trio acted for MV3 Partners in a suit brought against digital media player Roku over a patent covering media streaming technology. Jay Deshmukh joined the New York office, while Steven Carlson left for Robins Kaplan LLP. Verizon, Sony Electronics and Mallinckrodt are also key clients.

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