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Jones Day welcomes intellectual property litigator Rita J. Yoon to Chicago Office

June 2018

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Rita Yoon has joined the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice as a partner in its Chicago Office.

Ms. Yoon focuses her practice on high-stakes technology driven litigation, especially patent litigation, in which she has won numerous jury verdicts and appeals. She is active in all phases of litigation from pre-matter investigations through trial and appeal, to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Yoon has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes relating to various technologies, including the smartphone, headset, wireless communications, digital entertainment, LED television, and pharmaceuticals.

"We are excited to have Rita join our IP litigation team, particularly in an important market like Chicago," said Anthony M. Insogna, who leads Jones Day's global Intellectual Property Practice. "Jones Day remains committed to providing our clients facing IP litigation in the United States District Courts and before the PTAB with access to highly experienced, knowledgeable lawyers with successful track records in the complex and growing tech sectors."

Ms. Yoon recently served as counsel in a $600 million antitrust case which resulted in a complete defense verdict for the client, defeating a $48 million damages claim on behalf of a smartphone manufacturer, and, in a closely watched case before the U.S. Supreme Court, representing amicus curiae to clarify the standard for patent eligibility of computer-implemented claims. In addition to litigation, Ms. Yoon counsels clients on licensing and patent portfolio evaluations. She has represented a diverse range of clients in the car software systems, wireless communications, LED television, medical device, and sports equipment industries in developing global patent licensing strategies.

"Rita is a talented lawyer whose background in high-stakes IP matters involving significant technologies will be invaluable to Jones Day clients around the world, said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Chicago Office. I welcome her to the Firm."

Ms. Yoon is frequently published in Bloomberg BNA Patent & Trademark Journal, Corporate Counsel, National Law Journal, and other publications.

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.

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