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Jones Day welcomes intellectual property litigator Michael Hendershot to Silicon Valley Office

August 2018

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Michael Hendershot has joined the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice as a partner in its Silicon Valley Office.

A first-chair litigator with a focus on patent and technology trial work for nearly two decades, Mr. Hendershot has successfully represented clients in jurisdictions across the United States, including jury wins in the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware.

Mr. Hendershot has represented clients in a diverse array of cutting-edge technologies for mobile devices, computer hardware, software, voice activation, semiconductor technology, e-commerce, digital broadcasting and wireless networking, chemical manufacturing processes, medical implants, photonics, and health care.

"Mike comes to Jones Day as an accomplished IP trial lawyer who has delivered tremendous results in the most important patent courts in the United States," said Anthony M. Insogna, who leads Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice. "His experience with California's leading technology companies as well as with some the world's true innovators will be synergistic with our existing team."

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Hendershot has considerable experience developing and leading strategies that leverage Patent Office challenges to drive litigation results. These include post grant review proceedings including reexaminations, inter partes reviews and covered business method challenges on behalf of a number of industry leaders.

Added Brian Selden, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Silicon Valley Office, "Mike is a respected IP litigator who complements our Silicon Valley-based corporate and M&A practices. He will expand our Bay Area clients' access to IP trial lawyers that can effectively represent and protect their interests. Mike will be a great asset to the firm and I look forward to working with him."

Mr. Hendershot frequently speaks and publishes on topics relating to patent and technology litigation, including patent eligibility, willful infringement, recent rule amendments, and PTAB proceedings. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the PTAB Bar association, and serves on the Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California).

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.