Jo Dale Carothers

Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group and a member of the Litigation group. She is an intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney. Jo Dale advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patents (ownership, infringement/non-infringement, validity/invalidity, patentability, and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)), trade secrets and copyrights. Her practice emphasizes patent and trade secret litigation, licensing, contract disputes, and issues related to proceedings before the USPTO in all fields, with a special emphasis on electronics, embedded systems and high performance computing, Wi-Fi enabled devices, energy management, microprocessors/microcontrollers, memory devices, wireless communications devices and protocols, smartphones and smart TVs (along with applications), in-home networking for computing and entertainment, consumer electronics, semiconductor process and fabrication technology, packaging, power conversion, and software for numerous applications. Jo Dale has represented companies in litigation in numerous federal district courts and state courts across the country, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

Before joining Weintraub Tobin in 2014, Jo Dale spent many years as a partner in Big Law firms. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jo Dale was a tenured professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and served as an expert witness in intellectual property litigation. Her research lab at the University of Arizona developed patented technology that was used to decode images from Mars in the Mars Pathfinder Mission, which was the first of a series of missions to Mars that included rovers.

In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jo Dale was selected as a San Diego Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and 2) Litigation
Law School University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D.,2000)
Admitted Year 1986
Education The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.,M.S.,1989)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Arizona State Bar Association
Most recent firm Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-dale-carothers-81859716
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