1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Amanda R. Johnson’s practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on patent infringement disputes and damages analyses.
Practice & Background
Ms. Johnson’s practice covers a wide array of technologies, including electronics, telecommunications, computer software and agricultural chemicals.
Ms. Johnson serves on the firm’s Washington, D.C. pro bono and hiring committees, and is the chair of the IP Recruiting Committee, which is responsible for firmwide IP hiring.
While pursuing her J.D. at The George Washington University Law School, Ms. Johnson served as the senior projects editor of The George Washington Law Review and the president of the Mock Trial Board. She also was named a national quarterfinalist in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Advocacy Competition in 2003.
In 2007 Akin Gump named Ms. Johnson as the recipient of the Stark Ritchie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono in recognition of her representation of an immigrant from Guatemala who sought asylum in the United States due to severe and life-threatening domestic violence.
Ms. Johnson’s recent representations include:
managing the defense of one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in nine tort litigations pending in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
second-chairing the defense of automobile manufacturers against patent infringement claims relating to interconnecting audio entertainment systems with electronic devices in a two-week patent infringement jury trial
defending a consumer electronics company in two ITC 337 proceedings involving the assertion of seven patents on video-on-demand and parental controls technologies
preparing the damages case on behalf of the largest beverage producer in the United States in a patent and trade dress litigation related to the protection of unique packaging design for premium, not-from-concentrate orange juice
assisting in a four-week patent infringement jury trial against Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Panasonic)
assisting in a patent infringement jury trial involving Internet radio software
assertion of software patents in the Eastern District of Texas against some of the world’s largest software companies
managing discovery in an ITC 337 proceeding involving patent infringement claims related to insecticides.
Awards & Accolades
Named “Rising Star” by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2014).
|Areas of Practice||1) IP Transactions, 2) ITC Section 337 Investigations, 3) Intellectual Property, 4) Patent Litigation, 5) Pro Bono, 6) Communications and Information Technology, 7) Retail, 8) Telecommunications and 9) North America|
|Law School||The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2004|
|Education||University of Oklahoma, B.S., 2001|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP|
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