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DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 2500
AUSTIN,TEXAS 78701-3799
United States

Work Department

Patent Litigation




Jennifer Nall is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney with experience assisting clients to procure, enforce, defend, license, and litigate intellectual property rights in high-technology cases. Her litigation experience extends to all phases of pre-trial, trial, inter partes review, and appeal, and she practices in front of numerous district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission and the Supreme Court.

Jennifer is an original and current member of Judge Alan Albright’s Western District of Texas attorney advisory panel. She is currently Chair of the Amicus Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, where she leads the group that advises which cases AIPLA should submit amici briefs to the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit. She is a Past President of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association and a past Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

After law school, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, she worked as a processor designer at Intel Corporation where her work involved timing optimization, clocking, and fuse design.


J.D., University of Texas at Austin; M.E., Cornell University; B.S.E.E., Cornell University

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s sizable patent litigation group is a powerful force in the US, frequently praised for its ‘committed and dedicated team’, as well as for its ‘vast experience’. The practice is a preferred choice for a number of major international and domestic companies thanks to its experience in the main US patent litigation forums as well as for its solid cross-border capabilities, which it puts to use in other key patent jurisdictions such as the UK and Germany. Cases related to the technology, life sciences, and consumer products sectors account for a particularly significant portion of the caseload. The California-based team of Mark Fowler, vice chair of the intellectual property and technology practice; Sean Cunningham, the chair of the US patent litigation team, and Erin Gibson, who is particularly skilled in ITC proceedings, are the key names of the department. Washington DC’s Kathryn Riley Grasso, who according to a client is ‘able to elevate the performance of the entire team’, and Delaware’s Brian Biggs, who was promoted to partner in 2021, are other key contacts. The practice was further reinforced with the arrival in May and June 2021 of partners Jennifer Nall (Austin) and Helena Kiepura (DC), who joined from Baker Botts L.L.P. and Kirkland & Ellis LLP respectively.