Jeffrey J. Lyons

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Associate

Philadelphia
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Wilmington
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Overview

Jeff Lyons represents clients through all stages of patent litigation, including presenting the opening at trial, handling the direct and cross of experts and other trial support, and drafting and arguing numerous motions, including claim construction and summary judgment. 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 car seats, waterproofing membranes and pharmaceuticals.

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

Drawing from his experience clerking for a federal court judge and working for a national law firm, Jeff knowledgeably guides clients through each step of the litigation process.

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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, 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, 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 victim of domestic violence and obtained a lifetime protection from abuse order.

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
  • 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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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Can a Good Deed Ever Go Unpunished? Patent Infringement Considerations for Technologies Used to Combat COVID-19
By Jeffrey J. Lyons, Aaron B. Rabinowitz
May 18, 2020
With the COVID-19 outbreak, institutions and corporations are scrambling to develop and produce COVID-19 tests and cures, while at the same time hospitals are facing a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and lifesaving medical...
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