is an associate in Dentons’ Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco. He has litigated patent infringement cases in US district courts throughout the country and the International Trade Commission. As a former engineer, Mr. Jenq has significant technical knowledge and has represented clients in various technologies, including power management, electronic hardware, and wireless communications. Prior to joining Dentons, Mr. Jenq served as a state and federal prosecutor. For more information, or to contact Mr. Jenq, please visit his firm profile page.
After Halo, courts appear to be breathing new life into claims for willful patent infringement and enhanced damages claims. In fact, since Halo’s new standard took effect a few months ago, juries found willful infringement in three out of four cases where they returned a verdict of infringement. However, as discussed below, there are steps a defendant can take to protect itself against a finding of willful infringement.