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Rita J. Yoon


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  • Northwestern University (J.D. 2008; Arlyn Miner Book Award for best-written appellate briefs); University of Southern California (B.A. in Broadcast Journalism 1997; National Merit Scholar; Resident Honors Program)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Third Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Rita Yoon focuses her practice on high-stakes intellectual property litigation and has won numerous jury verdicts and appeals for clients. She has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants across various technologies, including the smartphone, headset, wireless communications, digital entertainment, LED television, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Rita served as trial counsel in a $600 million antitrust case resulting in a complete defense verdict for the client.

Rita is active in all phases of litigation from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In a closely watched case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Rita represented amicus curiae to clarify the standard for patent eligibility of computer-implemented claims, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014). She also was selected as a secondee attorney to one of the world's largest computer and smartphone chipmakers.

In addition to litigation, Rita counsels clients on licensing and patent portfolio evaluations. She has represented a diverse range of clients in the car software systems, wireless communications, LED television, medical device, and sports equipment industries in developing global patent licensing strategies.

Rita is frequently published in Bloomberg BNA Patent & Trademark Journal, Corporate Counsel, National Law Journal, and other publications.

Rita Yoon