Robert LeventHergüner (Levent)


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Robert Levent Hergüner leverages his strong computer science and engineering background to represent clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters involving cutting-edge technologies. With a primary focus in patent litigation and technology transactions, Levent has experience in a broad range of industries including computer software, databases, fintech, wireless communications, automotive, semiconductors, oscilloscopes, and LEDs.

Levent's work on patent enforcement actions involves drafting written discovery, invalidity contentions, infringement claims, and numerous filings before United States District Courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC), in addition to assisting in the drafting of detailed expert reports. Levent also counsels clients in complex transactions involving IP and open-source software, in which he analyzes license agreements, evaluates patent portfolios, and drafts agreements in the context of corporate acquisitions.

Levent has experience with cybersecurity and data privacy matters and has drafted data privacy agreements, assisted with incident response, and researched compliance with global data protection regulations. Levent is a regular contributor to Jones Day's ITC Blog and PTAB Litigation Blog. Prior to joining Jones Day, Levent completed internships at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Trade Commission.


  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • Ansys Acquires Phoenix Integration, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in its acquisition of Phoenix Integration, Inc., a provider of software that enables model-based engineering (MBE) and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to customers across multiple industries, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires iTakeControlJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Red Nucleus, a premier provider of learning, performance, and process solutions for the life sciences industry, of iTakeControl, a leading provider of clinical operations and medical affairs technology and services focused on rare disease and specialty pharma.
  • Owens Corning successfully defends ITC action involving roofing underlayment productsJones Day is representing Owens Corning, Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt, LLC, and InterWrap Corp. ("Owens Corning") in multi-venue litigation relating to synthetic roof underlayment patents asserted by Kirsch Research & Development, LLC ("Kirsch").
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.