J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2013)
B.S., Engineering, Swarthmore College (2007)
B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College (2007)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Jaime Cardenas-Navia is a partner in RJLF’s New York office. He is a trial attorney with extensive experience in patent infringement disputes and has litigated multiple cases through trial—on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants—with a relentless focus on developing the theories and evidence that will persuade juries and win cases.
Jaime has worked on matters involving a variety of high-impact technologies, ranging from a novel computer architecture that enabled the massive scaling of modern cloud computing, to a webpage innovation that led to the fast, interactive online experience that consumers expect, to numerous advancements in the creation, processing, delivery, and display of video. His achievements have earned him recognition on the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in intellectual property litigation.
Most recently, serving as case manager, Jaime navigated two plaintiff-side patent infringement litigations from discovery through pre-trial in the notoriously challenging venue of the Northern District of California. These two actions were taken over from previous counsel after a related case was lost on summary judgment, and he adjusted the case theories to avoid similar results. In the upcoming jury trials, where Jaime will examine several witnesses, the damages demand in each case is expected to exceed $100M.
Other recent successes include, in a patent infringement case pending in the Northern District of Illinois, securing the denial of an inter partes review at the institution stage, crafting a novel legal theory in response to a double patenting motion, and obtaining a clean sweep in claim construction.
Jaime also strives to maintain an active pro bono practice. He litigated negligence and breach of contract claims in state and federal court to obtain a favorable settlement for a Detroit-based artist, and reversed on appeal the denial of social security disability benefits for a minor.
During law school, Jaime interned at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the chambers of Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, and at the International Trade Commission in the Office of General Counsel. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and also earned joint degrees in engineering and economics from Swarthmore College.
Jaime F. Cardenas-Navia, Thirty Years of Flawed Incentives: An Empirical and Economic Analysis of Hatch-Waxman Patent-Term Restoration, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (2015). Available at https://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/btlj/vol29/iss2/6