Amanda M.Leckman


San Diego + 1.858.314.1198

Amanda Leckman represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation matters. She assists litigation teams with discovery, deposition preparation, and creation of infringement and invalidity claim charts. Amanda is experienced in matters related to standard-essential patents (SEPs), including patents related to the 3GPP/ETSI standards for UMTS and LTE mobile communications. She has experience conducting prior art searches, performing freedom to operate analyses, and identifying trade secrets.

Amanda is a registered patent agent. She prosecutes patent applications in the United States as well as in foreign jurisdictions in the areas of machine learning, medical devices, solar technology, file and database management software, natural language processing, electromagnetic simulation software, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, networking, and secure communications.

Amanda has 14 years of industry experience as an electrical engineer in RF and digital electronics design and testing and systems integration and testing. She worked for seven years at Qualcomm troubleshooting wireless communication systems, integrating test automation frameworks, and developing scripts in MATLAB, Python, and TCL to process test results. Before Qualcomm, Amanda worked at Raytheon for seven years on airborne and ground-based radar programs. During this time she gained experience in performing radar simulations and writing tools in MATLAB to analyze simulation data.


  • Sensata defeats non-practicing entity in patent litigation relating to power electronicsJones Day successfully defended Sensata Technologies Holding plc in a patent litigation brought by Boracho IP Holdings LLC, a non-practicing entity.
  • Micron Technology asserts trade secret and RICO claims, establishes U.S. jurisdiction over foreign defendants under DTSAJones Day represents Micron Technology, Inc. as a plaintiff in a trade secret and RICO lawsuit against Taiwanese and Chinese entities accused of theft of Micron's semiconductor processing technology.
  • Qualcomm defeats series of appellate writs by Apple in trade secret litigationJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at the California Court of Appeal's Fourth District in opposing a series of three petitions for writ of mandate or prohibition brought by Apple Inc.
  • Qualcomm pursues trade secret and contract claims asserting Apple's misuse of Qualcomm's trade secret software and source codeJones Day represented Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in a lawsuit asserting trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims against Apple Inc.
  • Cylance develops patent portfolio directed to advanced cybersecurity software utilizing machine learning / artificial intelligenceJones Day is advising Cylance Inc. with the development of a patent portfolio directed to advanced cybersecurity software utilizing machine learning / artificial intelligence.
  • ANSYS expands global intellectual property portfolioJones Day provides IP advice to ANSYS, Inc. and assists with the prosecution and management of its international patent portfolio related to engineering simulation for assisting the world's most innovative companies in delivering radically better products to their customers.
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