Jeffrey J. Lyons

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Philadelphia
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Wilmington
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Overview

Jeff Lyons is a driven, independent and methodical patent litigator. Drawing from his experience clerking for a federal court judge in the District of Delaware, and having represented companies in over 40 patent litigation matters, he knowledgeably guides clients through each step of the litigation process.

Jeff represents clients through all stages of patent litigation, from presenting the opening statement and handling the direct and cross examination of experts at trial to pre-suit due diligence. Jeff has drafted and argued numerous motions, including claim construction and summary judgment, drafted post-trial briefs and assisted with inter partes review proceedings. Utilizing his strong writing skills and communicative approach, he works closely with clients to draft pleadings, discovery requests and various motions and briefs that align with their strategic goals. Jeff has handled litigation involving a variety of technologies, including software, medical devices, child safety products, construction materials and pharmaceuticals.

Jeff also has experience litigating before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), leveraging his broad district court experience to help clients protect their intellectual property or protect their business against competitor’s marks.

Jeff is a Delaware-barred attorney and advises clients on a variety of issues specific to litigating in Delaware. He regularly appears in Delaware’s renowned Court of Chancery, and was part of a team of Baker attorneys that successfully defeated a motion for temporary restraining order in that court. Jeff also practices in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, one of the busiest bankruptcy courts in the country. Jeff’s bankruptcy work includes general bankruptcy assignments, substantive research and drafting and assisting with filings and document reviews.

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  • Participated as a member of a trial team representing a defendant in the District of Delaware, including drafting the pre-trial order, giving the opening statement and directing and crossing the technical experts. The team obtained a judgment as a matter of law of no willful infringement.
  • As a member of a patent litigation team, represented a client in district court and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, filing a petition for inter partes review and obtaining a favorable global settlement.
  • As part of a patent litigation team, represented multiple defendants, including a Fortune 500 technology company, that obtained dismissal of four software patents on a motion to dismiss on Section 101 grounds.
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Experience

  • Participated as a member of a trial team representing a defendant in the District of Delaware, including drafting the pre-trial order, giving the opening statement and directing and crossing the technical experts. The team obtained a judgment as a matter of law of no willful infringement.
  • As a member of a patent litigation team, represented a client in district court and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, filing a petition for inter partes review and obtaining a favorable global settlement.
  • As part of a patent litigation team, represented multiple defendants, including a Fortune 500 technology company, that obtained dismissal of four software patents on a motion to dismiss on Section 101 grounds.
  • Served as a member of a patent litigation team that represented a large pharmaceutical company in multiple related Hatch-Waxman litigations. The team obtained a favorable global settlement for the client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section: Co-Chair Kent County and Sussex County
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented victims of domestic violence, obtaining a lifetime protection from abuse order and a five-year renewable protection from abuse order.
  • Represented clients in immigration proceedings, including successfully defending a decision granting asylum to a client on appeal.
  • Represents a client in collaboration with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial.

Industries

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Christopher J. Burke, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware: Judicial Law Clerk

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Delaware
  • [Not admitted in Pennsylvania]

Education

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2017, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Temple Law Review, Staff Editor, Articles Editor; Business Law Society, Executive Board Member; Intellectual Property Law Society; IP Moot Court Team
  • B.A., York College of Pennsylvania, 2009, magna cum laude

Blog

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Federal Circuit Disregards ‘Manipulative Activities' of Plaintiffs in Deciding Venue Transfer
By Jeffrey J. Lyons
July 14, 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a precedential opinion discussing plaintiffs’ attempts to influence venue through reliance on a licensing agreement that purported to limit where a patent infringement suit...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Appellate Hot Potato: Which Circuit Court Will Hear a ‘Walker Process' Appeal?
By Jeffrey J. Lyons
July 13, 2021
In the latest round of appellate hot potato, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit transferred to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit an appeal from a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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