Kristina Hendricks works closely with clients to resolve complex intellectual property disputes. Focusing primarily on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation actions, Kristina litigates high-stakes cases involving a variety of technologies including semiconductor devices and fabrication, computer hardware and software, wireless protocols, fintech, and medical devices. Kristina has handled all aspects of district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation and also has extensive experience with inter partes review proceedings.
Kristina advises multinational clients on intellectual property strategy and risks and works closely with senior business leadership to advance business objectives. She has achieved early dismissals, high-profile summary judgment and trial wins, and settlements on favorable terms for clients. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, she represented a client in patent infringement litigation against a competitor regarding aerial imagery technology in which the jury awarded the client $125 million and found willful infringement. She also defended, among many others, vehicle manufacturers in patent infringement litigation regarding infotainment systems, a medical device company in a complex patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation litigation regarding medical implants for the foot and ankle, a mobile device company in patent infringement litigation regarding GPU (graphics processing unit) hardware, and a tech company in patent infringement litigation regarding cloud computing and data archive technology.
At the start of her career, Kristina worked as an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry. In addition, she studied Chinese Intellectual Property Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Kristina serves on the board of directors for Illinois Legal Aid Online and assists pro bono clients on asylum matters through the National Immigrant Justice Center.
- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with honors 2009); The University of Texas at Austin (B.S. in Electrical Engineering 2005)
- Illinois; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Texas, and District of Colorado; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit