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Michael C. Hendershot


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 2000; Order of the Coif); University of Southern California (B.S. cum laude 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • California; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California and Northern District of Texas and District of Nebraska; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits

Mike Hendershot is a trial lawyer who has focused on patent and technology litigation for nearly two decades. He has delivered successful trial results in venues across the country, including jury wins in the Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware. He also has considerable experience developing and leading strategies that leverage Patent Office challenges to drive litigation results, including ex parte reexaminations, public protests, inter partes reviews, and covered business method challenges.

Mike has advised clients on their most complex and challenging IP matters through trial and appeal, with hundreds of millions of dollars commonly at stake. Clients have commended his strategic creativity and clear communications and guidance in driving successful results. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, he represented eBay from trial through its landmark victory before the Supreme Court in eBay v. MercExchange.

Mike has advised industry leaders across a variety of technical fields, including voice recognition, mobile devices/networking, computer hardware/software, wearable devices, semiconductor processing, e-commerce, digital broadcasting/wireless networking, chemical manufacturing processes, medical implants, photonics, and health care.

Mike frequently speaks and publishes on topics relating to patent and technology litigation. He was an invited speaker in 2015 and 2016 at the Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley hosted by The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology.

Mike serves on the board of governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California) and is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners' Association, PTAB Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and ABA.

Michael Hendershot