Jennifer Seraphine
Jennifer SeraphinePartner
Jennifer Seraphine has represented clients in intellectual property matters for over 17 years.  She has litigated patent, trademark, and copyright infringement cases, as well as cases involving claims of unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and theft of trade secrets and enforcement of covenants not to compete.  Jennifer also has experience in inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Jennifer has participated in patent infringement litigations involving OtterBox cases for electronic devices, the Blackberry device, technology for the downloading of music samples on the Internet, equipment used in the manufacture of semiconductor chips, and the shopping cart metaphor and payment systems for online sales.  Jennifer has also handled trademark infringement matters involving the marks of a major Russian bank, a popular Manhattan nightclub, and “Ting,” a grapefruit-flavored soda popular in the Caribbean.  She has also handled copyright infringement matters, including one case involving the alleged on-line copying of timely financial information by the Singapore branch of a major German banking institution that implicated the 1908 Supreme Court “hot news” doctrine.

Before joining Turner Boyd LLP, Ms. Seraphine was a partner in the intellectual property group at Jones Day, where she practiced in the New York and San Francisco offices beginning in 2001 through 2011; an associate with Feldman Gale, an IP firm in Miami, Florida; and law clerk to the Honorable Wilkie D. Ferguson of the Southern District of Florida (1995-1997).  She also spent time prosecuting criminal cases for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Seraphine is a member of the California bar, New York bar, District of Columbia bar and Florida bar, and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Courts for the Northern District of California, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  Ms. Seraphine is also a member of the Federal Bar Association.

  • Jacksonville University, B.A., 1992
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1995

  • Update: U.S. Supreme Court’s Akamai Decision: Induced Patent Infringement Must Be Predicated On Direct Infringement By A Single Actor, The Federal Lawyer, with Heather Potts, August 2014
  • Patent Infringers May No Longer Divide And Conquer Under An Induced Infringement Theory Following Akamai and Epic Systems, The Federal Lawyer, with Heather Potts, October/November 2013 Intellectual Property Law Issue

  • Summary of U.S. Patent Law, presented at Bardehle law firm in Munich, Germany, July 2014