Jason Gonder

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Stanford Law School, Editor, Stanford Law Review

B.A., Linguistics, University of Rochester

Bar Admissions

California

New York

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Profile

Jason Gonder works tirelessly to lead technology clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies—through all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations to appeals. Clients trust him to help achieve their business goals with minimal burden and cost.

Jason has tackled an array of IP issues in a variety of settings. He has argued a patent case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has examined witnesses in an International Trade Commission trade secret trial. And, he has prosecuted, enforced and defended trademarks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Jason represents both IP owners and accused infringers. This gives him a unique perspective that helps him craft and execute winning case strategies and creative solutions.

Having practiced in New York, the world’s financial capital, and Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, Jason is adept at handling IP issues on diverse products, from financial services to semiconductor chips. A math and science buff turned linguist, he excels at simplifying complex technology.

Jason is a dedicated champion of community service. He served in the inaugural class of the National Civilian Community Corps. There, he unearthed artifacts from the first Spanish settlement on the West Coast, tutored ESL students and painted murals at needy schools. He also served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA). As a VISTA, he manually coded a farmworker nonprofit’s first website and provided other technical support. He has helped indigent immigrants remedy wage-and-hour violations and has represented pro bono clients on veteran, family and criminal matters.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York
  • American Bar Association, Patent Litigation Committee
  • International Trademark Association, Young Practitioners Committee
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Litigation Committee

Selected Client Representations

  • Cambro Manufacturing Co. v. Win-Holt Equipment Corp. (C.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in design patent infringement suit relating to restaurant and catering equipment.
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. v. International Securities Exchange, LLC (N.D. Ill.). Represented defendant in patent infringement suit relating to a securities trading system.
  • Crank Brothers, Inc. v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in patent infringement suit relating to bicycle tire pumps.
  • In re Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing Same (ITC). Represented respondent in enforcement proceeding.
  • In re Certain Underground Cable and Pipe Locators (ITC). Represented respondents in patent investigation relating to cable and pipe locators.
  • MetLife, Inc. v. Metropolitan National Bank (S.D.N.Y.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to banking.
  • Passport Health, Inc. v. Travel Med, Inc., et al. (E.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in franchise dispute.
  • Papyrus Technology Corporation v. New York Stock Exchange LLC (S.D.N.Y.). Represented defendant in patent infringement suit relating to handheld securities trading devices.
  • PageBites, Inc. v. IMOController.com, et al. (N.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to an iPhone app.
  • Research In Motion Limited v. BackOffice Associates, Inc., et al. (N.D. Tex.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to handheld electronic devices.
  • Research In Motion Limited v. Sakar International, Inc. (N.D. Tex.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to handheld electronic devices.
  • Research In Motion Limited v. Samsung Telecommunications America LP, et al. (C.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to handheld electronic devices.
  • Zylotrim, LLC v. Superbalife International, LLC (S.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in trademark infringement suit relating to nutraceuticals.

Representative Experience

  • Passport Health, Inc. v. Travel Med, Inc. and Gina Flaharty (E.D. California - Sacramento, 2011)

    Represented franchisor in breach of contract and trademark infringement suit against a franchisee who terminated its agreement. All of the franchisee's claims were dismissed by the court. The court also granted the injunction sought by the franchisor. Following a bench trial on the franchisor's damage claims, the franchisor was awarded more than $400,000 in damages and lost profits and recovery of its attorney's fees.

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