Professional Biography

Amy E. Simpson Partner

Firmwide Patent Litigation Group Chair

  • San Diego

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    San Diego

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    San Diego, CA




Amy Simpson is a partner in the Patent Litigation group in San Diego. Amy specializes in intellectual property matters including patent litigation, patent portfolio analysis and valuation, and AIA post grant procedures. Amy has extensive patent litigation experience involving a broad range of complex computer and electrical related technologies including computer networks, software, telecommunications and e-commerce. She has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, international companies and emerging companies in a variety of federal jurisdictions. Amy is also lead counsel on 10 Inter Partes Review proceedings currently pending before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Amy served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Michel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Amy has authored numerous articles regarding recent trends in patent law and litigation, co-chaired patent monetization conferences and has been an invited guest speaker regarding portfolio analysis and valuation.

Professional Leadership

  • Recognized by The Recorder in its annual "Women Leaders in Tech Law" list, 2013

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors for the Angels Foster Family Network, Member

Related Employment

  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, San Diego, CA, Associate
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Paul Michel, U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2000





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • The George Washington University, M.S., Computer Science, 2002
  • University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, J.D., 2000
  • University of Idaho, B.S., 1996