Jonathan K. Waldrop

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, 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 regularly recognized in The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.  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.

Jon regularly speaks on intellectual property issues, including most recently serving as a panelist for The Knowledge Group Webcast Series program, "Emerging Issues: Patent Trolls and Deceptive Tactics - Impacts and Implications Explored!".