Emily Whitcher represents clients in complex intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, breach of contract, unfair competition, and other business-related torts. She also advises clients on corporate matters regarding intellectual property rights and litigation risk. She leverages her technical background in bioengineering to counsel clients across a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, software, electronics, mechanical devices, virtual reality, and interactive entertainment.
Emily has represented clients at trial. She has litigated high-stakes cases in federal court, at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before arbitration panels. Emily has significant experience in all stages of litigation — ranging from claim investigation to achieving a successful jury verdict. She has been instrumental in preparation of pleadings and motions, management of complex discovery processes, preparation of fact and expert witnesses for deposition and trial, and in settlement negotiations.
At Jones Day, Emily has represented a pharmaceutical client protecting its patent rights from willful infringement and a large semiconductor client asserting trade secret claims against a foreign competitor.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Emily was an associate in an international law firm where she was a key member of a trial team that won a $500 million verdict on behalf of a major interactive entertainment company after a three-week jury trial in federal court.
During law school, Emily provided pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence seeking a divorce or child support order.
- Harvard University (J.D. 2015); University of Pennsylvania (M.S.E. in Bioengineering 2012; B.S.E. in Bioengineering summa cum laude 2012)
- California; New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office