Jill D. Neiman

Jill Neiman's practice focuses on patent litigation, appeals, adversarial license negotiations, and counseling. She has represented clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, link blowing for memory repair, software and web technology, semiconductor fabrication, photoresist compositions, and biotechnology. Her extensive appellate experience includes eight Federal Circuit appeals.

Ms. Neiman was a member of the Morrison & Foerster team that represented Syneron Medical Ltd. in patent litigation brought by Thermage, Inc. The team defeated a preliminary injunction motion brought by Thermage on multiple grounds, allowing our client to continue selling its Polaris wrinkle treatment device in the United States and facilitating an early, favorable settlement of the case. Ms. Neiman also successfully defended Tokyo Ohka Kogyo, Inc. (TOK) in a patent infringement case brought by JSR, Inc. involving four patents relating to photoresist compositions. Final judgment was entered in favor of TOK after TOK prevailed on motions for summary judgment of non-infringement, invalidity, and limiting the damages period. In another notable case, Ms. Neiman helped Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. win a $13.1-million trial verdict in a patent infringement suit against General Scanning Inc., and successfully defended the verdict on appeal. She also represented Fujitsu in ITC litigation relating to memory devices. The case settled favorably for Fujitsu after trial.

Ms. Neiman graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1984. She received her law degree in 1991 from the University of Michigan where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Michigan Law Review. Ms. Neiman served as a law clerk to the Honorable John S. Martin of the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Neiman was recognized by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine in 2005 and 2006 as one of the Best Lawyers in the Bay Area in the area of intellectual property.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Intellectual Property Litigation, 3) Patent Litigation and 4) Appellate + Supreme Court
Law School University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1991)
Education Yale University (B.S., 1984)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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