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Cheng, Jodie

Jodie Cheng

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 415 875 6468, Direct Fax: +1 415 875 6700
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

Jodie’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property disputes and counseling, particularly relating to trade secrets, patents, and copyrights.  Jodie assists clients in a range of IP matters, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and post-trial issues, as well as strategic IP portfolio advice, risk assessment, and due diligence.  Additionally, Jodie specializes in advising clients in emerging technologies and regulated industries.

Jodie’s experience with the technical and economics aspects of IP is demonstrated by her significant trial experience—in which every one of those cases has resulted in a positive outcome for her clients.  She has served as trial counsel in complex, high-stakes disputes, including Qualcomm v. Apple, Cisco v. Arista, and Medtronic v. Nuvasive.  In litigation, Jodie specializes in working with expert witnesses on technical and economics topics, including conducting direct and cross-examinations of experts in federal jury trials.  Jodie also has significant experience with patent disputes in Section 337 investigations, from Initial Determinations to Enforcement Proceedings, before the U.S. International Trade Commission (U.S.I.T.C.).

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Jodie began her legal career in the Intellectual Property group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  While in law school, she examined patent applications relating to business cryptography, e-commerce, and business methods, at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

High-Tech & Software

  • Cybersecurity and email content filtering techniques and software
  • Cellular technologies relating to 3G, LTE, and 5G standards
  • Cellular baseband chipset hardware and software
  • Digital imaging and processing software for use in mobile applications
  • Multilayer network and Ethernet switch devices and software
  • 802.11-standardized wireless technology
  • Computer forensics & data recovery
  • Large-scale data center design and infrastructure

Life Sciences & Biotechnology

  • Joint prostheses and replacement therapies
  • Inhaled therapies, such as pulmonary vasodilators, for respiratory indications
  • Medical devices for use in minimally invasive spinal procedures
  • Biologics, bone graft substitutes and extenders
  • Cannabis, cannabinoid formulations, and related technologies including delivery  and extraction/refinement methods and systems


  • The George Washington University Law School
    (J.D., Honors, 2013)
    • George Washington Scholar
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal:
      • Executive Managing Editor
  • Brown University
    (Bachelors in Biology, 2008)
    (Bachelors in Economics, 2008)
  • The State Bar of California 
  • JWC Law Firm:
    • Founder & Principal, 2017-2021
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP:
    • Associate, 2012-2017