Jennifer Seraphine
Jennifer SeraphinePartner
Jennifer Seraphine represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright cases, cases involving false advertising and unfair competition claims, complex commercial cases involving technical subject matter, and inter partes review proceedings.

Jennifer has appeared in federal and state courts throughout the United States – including having practiced in Florida, New York, and California – and in matters before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Based on a series of recent court victories in matters involving complex technical subject matter, Jennifer was named one of the 2018 Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder.

Jennifer recently obtained a successful decision following a two-week trial in the Northern District of California, establishing her client’s ownership of a visual effects technology used in the film industry, leading to claims that multiple major motion picture companies infringed patents, copyrights and trademarks.

In another recent case, Jennifer obtained a general exclusion order (GEO) from the ITC based on her client’s patent rights, leading to the removal of hundreds of knock-off and infringing products from online retailers. This is one of only two GEO’s granted by the ITC in 2017, and one of only four granted in the past two years.

Jennifer has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. For all clients, Jennifer diligently focuses the overall case strategy to ensure all steps further not only the litigation, but also the company’s business, or individual’s personal goals.

Before joining Turner Boyd LLP, Jennifer was a partner at Jones Day, in its New York and San Francisco offices beginning in 2001 through 2011. Prior to then she was 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.

Jennifer 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, Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Jennifer is also a member and active participant in the Federal Bar Association, Northern California chapter; the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco; and ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property), an organization dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of technology, law and policy. Jennifer will also be speaking at the 2018 Advanced Patent Law Institute (APLI), addressing issues surrounding AIA Patents as those patents begin to trickle into litigation.

  • 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

  • Storytelling in IP Litigation – How to Talk to Judges and Juries in Tech Trials, The Northern District of California Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Moderator of Panel including U.S. District Judge James Donato, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, and Robert Van Nest (Keker, Van Nest & Peters)
  • Show Me the Money (Ethically): Ethics Issues Surrounding Third-Party Litigation Financing, Turner Boyd’s Fourth Annual California MCLE Program (January 2018), with Rob Kent
  • Summary of U.S. Patent Law, presented at Bardehle law firm in Munich, Germany, July 2014