Russell S. Jones, Jr. serves as Chairman of the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation practice groups. With more than 30 years of experience, he serves clients in industries including telecommunications; software and technology; retail; consumer products; franchisors; banks and financial services; utilities; sports licensors; professionals (lawyers and accountants); not-for-profit entities; and product manufacturers.
Russ handles trials, appeals and alternative dispute-resolution proceedings in the area of business litigation including trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property; class actions; securities; directors and officers liability; business torts; civil rights; communications; and antitrust. He has represented business clients in Missouri, Kansas and other state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Russ works with clients across Polsinelli’s nation-wide platform, handling cases from New York to California, Florida to Washington State.
Russ has handled more than four dozen class action cases in the areas of consumer fraud, securities, taxation, contract, local government and antitrust. He has served as lead enforcement counsel for a major sports licensor and has handled trademark, copyright and patent infringement cases for medium-sized and large businesses. He has tried two patent infringement cases, both to favorable verdicts, and has successfully defended favorable patent case judgments in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.