J.D., George Washington University, with Honors
George Washington Scholar
Brown University, Bachelors, Biology, Bachelors, Economics
Jodie W. Cheng is Counsel in Reichman Jorgensen’s Silicon Valley office. Her practice focuses on complex intellectual property disputes and counseling, particularly relating to patents and technical trade secrets. Jodie assists her clients in a range of IP matters, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appellate stages, and specializes in helping clients successfully navigate legal issues impacting emerging technologies and regulated industries.
Jodie’s acumen in the legal, technical, and economics aspects of IP is demonstrated by her significant trial experience, having served as trial counsel in some of the most complex, high-stakes IP disputes in recent years, including Qualcomm v. Apple and Cisco v. Arista. In litigation, Jodie specializes in working with expert witnesses on technical and damages/economic topics, including conducting direct and cross-examinations of experts in federal jury trials. She also has substantial experience with patent disputes in Section 337 investigations, from Initial Determinations to Enforcement Proceedings, before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC); she has been trial counsel on at least five Section 337 investigations within the past five years.
While in law school, Jodie examined patent applications relating to business cryptography, e-commerce, and business methods, at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. She also served as the Executive Managing Editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal.
Prior to her role with Reichman Jorgensen, Jodie founded JWC Law Firm. She began her legal career in the Intellectual Property group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
· Representing major cybersecurity company in district court action involving claims for federal trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and breach of contract, relating to email security software.
· Representing candy designer in district court action involving claims for trademark and trade dress infringement against competitor.
· Represented Qualcomm in multiple patent and trade secret disputes against Apple, including four district court suits, two Section 337 ITC investigations, California litigation, and global litigation strategy, relating to mobile baseband technology.
· Represented NVIDIA and downstream customers in defending against patent infringement allegations in Section 337 ITC investigation, involving graphics processing software and hardware.
· Represented Facebook in defending against allegations of trade secret misappropriation, relating to data center design and infrastructure.
· Represented Cisco in Section 337 ITC investigations and enforcement proceeding against Arista, relating to ethernet switch devices and software.
Represented Medtronic in patent infringement actions against NuVasive, relating to implants, biologics, and surgical dilators for spinal applications