Jeanne M. Gills is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is vice chair of the firm’s national Intellectual Property Department and is a member and former vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. She handles complex patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition litigation and appeals—including USPTO post-grant proceedings—in diverse industries ranging from electronics to biotechnology. Recent trial experience includes the 2013 TAS v. Cummins jury trial on a license covering engine technology and her successful oral argument on behalf of Petitioner in IPR2013-00178 regarding synthetic diesel fuel wherein all of Patent Owner’s claims were held invalid and its Motion to Amend was denied. Her career as a trial lawyer has also encompassed “bet the company” cases (e.g., $500 MM+ at stake) such as DeKalb v. Pioneer regarding patents on genetically engineered corn.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jeanne M. Gills