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Jordan N. Malz

Jordan N. Malz

Of Counsel
PHONE: 212-351-5497 FAX: 212-351-3401
Jordan N. Malz  focuses his practice on high-profile, "bet the company" patent litigations in the International Trade Commission and federal district courts, where he has served as trial counsel and achieved significant victories for both plaintiffs and defendants.  Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office based on his scientific and technical background in physics, Mr. Malz has significant experience running complex patent litigations in a diverse array of technologies such as smartphones, fiber optics, networks, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.  Mr. Malz has participated in all major aspects of patent litigations, including fact and expert depositions, technology tutorials, Markman proceedings, summary judgment, trial, post-trial and appeals.  Before joining Desmarais LLP, Mr. Malz was a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Prior Experience

  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, 2006-2013
  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, 2003-2006
  • Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, 2000-2003


Courts

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Other Distinctions

  • Lumbard Fellowship Award - United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, 1998


Clerk & Government Experience

  • United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Summer 1998
  • Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Summer 1995

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Representative Matters

  • Defending Cloud9 Technologies in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation case brought by IPC Systems regarding trading turrets.
  • Representing Enzo Life Sciences in patent litigations against numerous defendants regarding nucleic acid detection. 
  • Represented a leading smartphone manufacturer in a multi-patent ITC investigation brought against a leading seller of products utilizing the Android operating system.  The ITC issued the requested exclusion order.
  • Defended Cisco in a multi-patent ITC investigation brought by MOSAID regarding networking products.  Victories on numerous pre-trial motions resulted in dismissal of the investigation.
  • Represented Nokia in a multi-patent ITC investigation brought against HTC regarding smartphones.
  • Defended Cisco in a patent infringement case brought by Straight Path regarding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products.  The district court issued summary judgment of non-infringement, which was subsequently affirmed by the Federal Circuit. 
  • Defended Kinetic Concepts in a patent infringement and breach of contract case brought by Wake Forest regarding negative pressure wound therapy.  
  • Represented Lucent Technologies in an infringement trial involving audio-compression technology in which the jury returned a record-setting $1.53 billion verdict.
  • Defended Lucent Technologies in a patent infringement case brought by Stanford University and Litton Systems involving optical amplifiers.
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline in a patent, antitrust and Lanham Act litigation against Apotex regarding generic pharmaceuticals.
  • Represented Cisco in a ten-patent declaratory judgment action against MOSAID involving networking products.
  • Represented Multimedia Patent Trust in a patent infringement case involving video coding.
  • Defended Infineon Technologies in a patent infringement case brought by Rambus that was dismissed on grounds of unclean hands.

*Attorney experience includes matters prior to joining Desmarais LLP.

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000, cum laude; Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation

Brown University, B.A., 1997 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with Honors

ADMISSIONS

2001, New York

2000, New Jersey

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

CONTACT

NYC

230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-351-3400

SF

101 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-573-1900