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Emily J. Tait


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  • L'Università degli Studi di Torino (in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization) (LL.M. in International Intellectual Property with highest honors 2010); University of Michigan (J.D. 2002; Editor, Michigan Law Review; B.S. with distinction 1999; Phi Kappa Phi; James B. Angell Scholar; William J. Branstrom Prize)

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan; New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Eastern District of Texas, and Eastern District of Wisconsin; and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

For more than 15 years, Emily Tait has served as a trusted advisor in complex intellectual property disputes and transactions, earning recognition as one of Michigan’s "Notable Women in the Law." Her matters involve diverse technologies, including vehicle software, health care data, fintech, medical devices, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and consumer products. Through her work in Detroit and around the globe, Emily has developed a deep understanding of issues related to autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, connected mobility, and protection and enforcement of rights in software and data.

A registered patent attorney with an advanced degree in international IP, Emily has substantial experience handling patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark disputes, including cases involving infringement of copyrighted software, data theft, and cybersecurity breaches. She also has participated in successful appeals to the Federal Circuit. Outside of litigation, Emily devises IP protection and enforcement strategy, negotiates and structures transactions and agreements involving IP rights, and conducts due diligence related to the acquisition and licensing of IP.

Emily brings an IP perspective to Jones Day's global, cross-practice Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics (AVAIR) team and frequently writes and speaks about AVAIR-related topics and other emerging IP issues. She is a founding member and the 2019-2020 president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court and has served the Inn as a "Master" and in various roles on its executive committee since 2012. She is also a Fellow for the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan 2017, Crain's Detroit Business (December 11, 2017)

    President and co-founder, Michigan IP Inn of Court

    Fellow, American Bar Foundation

    Fellow, Federal Circuit Bar Association

    Board of Directors, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2013-2017)

    Recognized multiple times in DBusiness and Michigan Super Lawyers

    Profiled in "Giving Back — Love for Michigan Drives IP Attorney" (Detroit Legal News, December 2012)
Emily Tait