Jasper L.Tran

Associate

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Jasper Tran advises and represents well-known global technology and pharmaceutical companies in complex litigation and transactional matters. As a technical generalist, he has litigated competitor patent and trade secret cases involving emerging technologies ranging from semiconductors and software to medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He is experienced in all phases of litigation through trial and appeal. Additionally, he has drafted agreements and conducted due diligence related to the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets.

Jasper has written for Indiana Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Yale Journal of Law & Technology, IEEE Annals, among others. He serves on the editorial board of PTAB Bar Association Law Journal and blogs at the Firm's PTAB Litigation Blog. He was a Google Policy Fellow and a Humphrey Policy Fellow.

Prior to his legal career, Jasper researched nanostructures for organic solar cells at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Experience

  • NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billionJones Day is advising NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • Synopsys reaches agreement with Mentor Graphics in competitor patent caseJones Day served as lead trial counsel for Synopsys Inc. in competitor patent litigation against Mentor Graphics Corporation following the Federal Circuit’s remand of the case to the district court.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • Xilinx defends against patent claims by Japanese sovereign patent fund IP BridgeJones Day represents Xilinx Inc., the industry leader in field programmable gate arrays, in its patent dispute with Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 (IP Bridge), a Japanese sovereign patent fund that holds approximately 800 patents and attempts to generate revenues by enforcing patents against U.S. operating companies.
  • Additional Publications

    • February 2018Federal Circuit Illuminates Two-Prong Direct Infringement Test, Daily Journal

    Selected Publications Prior to Jones Day

    2016

    The Right to Attention, 91 Indiana Law Journal 1023

    Abstracting About "Abstract Idea", 102 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 60

    Press Clause and 3D Printing, 14 Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property 75

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank, 98 Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society 354, cited in Va. Innovation Scis. Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 227 F. Supp. 3d 582 (E.D. Va. 2017)

    2015

    Software Patents: A One-Year Review of Alice v. CLS Bank, 97 Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society 532

    Patenting Bioprinting, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Digest

    Coauthor, Strict Liability and 3D-Printed Medical Devices, Yale Journal of Law & Technology Online

    2010

    Coauthor, Dual Selectivity Expressed in [2+2+1] Dynamic Clipping of Unsymmetrical [2]Catenanes, Organic Letters 12(7): 1528-31

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Prior to Jones Day

    January 29, 2016

    Navigating the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, Chapman Law Review Symposium

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