Jonathan McNeal Smith represents clients in technical and high-stakes litigation, focusing primarily on patent infringement litigation in federal courts. His cases have involved a variety of technologies, including medical devices, semiconductors, digital cameras, complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors, DVD and Blu-ray authoring technologies, software, and oil exploration.
Jonathan has experience in all phases of patent litigation. He has played significant roles in multiple federal jury trials, prepared witnesses for trial and depositions, argued various issues in open court, taken and defended expert and fact depositions, authored many briefs, including case-dispositive motions, and managed all aspects of discovery.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Jonathan was part of the trial team representing Nikon Corporation that, within a five-month period, won two significant jury verdicts in the Central District of California, defeating all patent infringement allegations by Carl Zeiss AG and ASML Netherlands B.V.
- Pepperdine University (J.D. cum laude 2013; Order of the Coif; Pepperdine Law Review); Brigham Young University (B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2010)
- Law Clerk to Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2014-2015) and to Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2013-2014); Extern to Judge Otis D. Wright II, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Winter semester 2012) and Justice Victoria G. Chaney, California Court of Appeal (Summer 2011)