Jennifer S. Coleman

Jennifer S. Coleman

Jennifer Coleman is a trial lawyer and member of Hopkins & Carley’s Intellectual Property Practice.  She represents clients in complex litigation cases, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation.   Jen also represents clients with respect to GDPR compliance issues and complex remediation issues. 

Jen has been involved in cases with diverse technologies, such as:

  • Automotive air intake and air filtration systems
  • Anti-piracy software
  • Cast ductile iron bomb bodies
  • Conical crushers
  • Customer management AI software
  • Digital picture frames
  • DRAM
  • Electronic financial transactions
  • Financial business methods
  • Flash memory
  • Laser microscopes and solid immersion lenses
  • Lighting units
  • Operating system and application software, firmware and hardware
  • Phenolic resins
  • Real time web transactions from web applications and wireless modems
  • Solaris OS, patches and accompanying firmware
  • RF technology
  • Time stamped geospatial digital controls
  • Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n standards and systems
  • Wireless local area network peripheral control

Jen also has significant experience with federal and state court e-discovery issues and has received a LPM LaunchPad™ Certificate in Fundamentals of Legal Project Management and an Advanced Certificate of Achievement in the LPM Institute Legal Project Management Advanced Course.

Jen also has significant criminal defense trial experience through working on various pro bono felony cases with the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office (Unlawful practice of medicine without a license, tax fraud and robbery).

  • Ingenium Group, LLC v. Advanced Chemical Transport, Inc., Vanessa Clark and Jeff Freitas (Misappropriation of trade secrets under CUTSA and DTSA)
  • PACE Anti-Piracy v. Inside Secure and Inside Secure Corp. (Code integrity validation anti-piracy software)
  • Controller’s Group, Inc. v. Daniel Kitchen (Breach of contract and unauthorized computer access)
  • Next Lighting Corp. v. Cree, Inc. (Lighting units)
  • IXI Mobile R&D, Ltd. And IXI IP, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Apple, Inc. (Wireless local area network peripheral control)
  • United States of America v. Ma Laboratories, Inc., iMicro, Inc. and Sole Source Technologies, LLC (Qui Tam)
  • American Castings, LLC v. Tower Industries, Inc. dba Allied Mechanical Wisconsin (Cast ductile iron bomb bodies)
  • Wistron v. Microsoft (FRAND)
  • MobileFrame, LLC v. Mobile Software Consultants, Inc. (Employee mobility and unauthorized computer access and fraud)
  • enVista  LLC v. Audintel, Inc. (Auditing and accounting software for shipping and logistics)
  • Broadcom v. SpaceX (Satellite Internet RFICs)
  • Oracle v. Terix Computer Company, Inc. (Solaris OS, patches and accompanying firmware)
  • Sada v. Verifone (e-commerce payment systems)
  • Applied Micro Circuits Corporation v. LSI (System-on-Chip architecture)
  • e.Digital v. Patriot Memory (Flash memory)
  • Fresenius v. QMS Software (Dialysis software)
  • DCG Systems v. Checkpoint Technologies (Optical semiconductor inspection equipment)
  • EON v. U.S. Cellular et al. (Wireless data & voice technology)
  • K&N Engineering v. Spectre Performance (Automotive air intake & filtration systems)
  • Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.  v. FLSmidth (Mineral processing equipment)
  • Trek v. Patriot Memory (USB memory)
  • Tessera v. Patriot Memory (DRAM)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) v. Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Sony Corporation an ACER, Inc. (Wireless LAN)


  • Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2) Primer: Practice Pointers for Responding to Discovery Requests, Drafting Team Member, 19 Sedona Conf. J. 447 (forthcoming 2018).

  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law, Intro to eDiscovery
  • Duke Law School, EDRM Advisory Council
    • EDRM Project
    • AI Project
  • Sedona Conference – Member
    • Steering Committee for Working Group (WG) 1 - Electronic Document Retention & Production
      • Dialogue Leader - Examining Amended Rule 34 (WG1 Midyear Meeting, May 2017)
      • Dialogue Leader - Rule 34 Primer:  The rules changed but only some practitioners took note.  Here's how your Rule 34 obligations have really changed (WG1 Annual Meeting, November 2017)
      • Dialogue Leader - Litigating at the Intersection of Sedona Principle 6 and Cooperation & Transparency: Guidance on how to find the right balance.  (WG1 Annual Meeting, October 2018)
    • Working Group (WG) 12 – Trade Secrets
  • Presenter – Practical Guidelines on Managing Legal Holds:  New Sedona Guidelines, Amendments to the Federal Rules and More (Today’s General Counsel, February 2019)
  • Presenter – How Not to Mess Up A Litigation Hold Webinar (Corporate Counsel Business Journal, January 2019)
  • Presenter – How Not to Mess Up A Litigation Hold Webinar (Today’s General Counsel, September 2018)
  • Presenter - Are Your Former Employees Still Accessing Your IT? - That's Not OK and What You Need to Do to Stop It (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2017)
  • Presenter - Bringing Them In And Helping Them Out: How To Protect Trade Secrets (And Your Company) With Employee Moves (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, March 2017)
  • Hopkins & Carley internal eDiscovery training
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara Bar Association
  • CreaTV San Jose, Board of Directors (2012-present)
    • Executive Committee, Secretary (2017-2019)
  • Alum Rock Counseling Center, Advisory Board Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club, Social Events & Networking Committee Member 2009-2011, Committee Co-Chair 2011
  • State Bar of California (2001)
  • State Bar of Nebraska (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S.  Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Saint Louis University

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