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Nardinelli, Jeff

Jeff Nardinelli

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 415-875-6325
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

Jeff Nardinelli is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s San Francisco office.  He joined the firm in 2012 and returned in 2016 after a clerkship for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  His practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation, with a focus on consumer and mobile technologies and life sciences.

  • Google
  • Waymo
  • Samsung
  • KeyMe
  • Proofpoint
  • Airbnb
  • Natera
  • MediaTek
  • Hebei Hengbo
  • Currently representing Google before the International Trade Commission in a patent infringement action against Google’s smartphone devices.
  • Currently representing Natera, Inc. in a patent infringement action against competitor CareDx, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, in a suit involving patents that cover diagnostic tests for the early detection of organ transplant rejection.
  • On behalf of KeyMe LLC, obtained a complete defense victory in a six-patent case brought by its competitor, Hillman, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  The case involved automated key-duplicating machines.  After a 5-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of non-infringement of all six patents and also invalidated a majority of the challenged claims.
  • On behalf of Proofpoint, Inc. and its subsidiary Cloudmark LLC, obtained a jury victory in a case brought under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).  The case involved trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement by Vade Secure and its Chief Technical Officer, Olivier Lemarie, who had taken trade secrets and confidential source code with him after he left Cloudmark.  After a three-week trial, the jury awarded approximately $14M in damages.
  • On behalf of Hebei Hengbo New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., obtained a successful settlement against Apple, Inc. in a suit for breach of contract and the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  Hebei Hengbo, a China-based supplier, had contracted with Apple to provide a raw material called alumina that Apple planned to use to make “sapphire glass” screens for the iPhone.  Apple failed to develop the technology necessary to produce sapphire at scale but did not tell Hebei Hengbo, who as a result continued to produce huge amounts of alumina that it could not sell.  The suit settled favorably to Hengbo shortly before trial.
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • (J.D., with highest honors, 2012)
    • Susman Godfrey Moot Court Competition:
      • Champion & Best Advocate
    • Chancellors Honor Society:
      • Keeper of the Peregrinus
  • Stanford University
    (B.S., Human Biology (Neuroscience), 2008)
  • The State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals: 
    • Ninth Circuit
    • Tenth Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts:
    • Northern District of California 
    • Central District of California 
    • Eastern District of Texas 
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Harris L Hartz:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2015-2016