Professional Biography

Jerry A. Riedinger Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8664

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    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    +1.206.359.8664

    JRiedinger@perkinscoie.com

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Overview

In Memoriam: Jerry Riedinger passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024.


Jerry Riedinger focuses his practice on patent infringement, trade secret and complex intellectual property litigation. Jerry has over 40 years' experience conducting patent litigation, he has represented clients in more than 110 patent litigation matters, and has been lead counsel in more than 70 patent litigations. He has practiced in over 120 technologies.

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Chambers 2023-bl2024 Lawyer of the Year

Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Named “Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
Ranked by Chambers USA 19 years in a row

Representative Experience

  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Claimant v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl., Inc., Respondent - Won a $100 million-plus damages award in a sharply contested, 7-day pharmaceutical trade secret arbitration, representing Anacor Pharmaceuticals adverse to Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (In Arbitration Before JAMS, Inc.)
  • Carver v. Audio Products Int’l - Won jury trial representing defendant, proving the patent obvious. (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington)
  • Mikohn Gaming Corporation v. Acres Gaming Inc. - Won jury trial representing the plaintiff, proving patent infringement. (U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada)
  • Fenner Investments, Ltd. v. Nintendo of America Inc. et al. - Won summary judgment representing the defendant, proving non-infringement. (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas)
  • IA Labs CA, LLC. v. Nintendo Company, Ltd. et al. - Won summary judgment representing defendant, proving non-infringement. (U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland)
  • Impulse Technology Ltd. v. Nintendo of America Inc., et al. - Plaintiff dismissed with prejudice after Markman ruling favorable to client Nintendo. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio)
  • Air-Shields Inc. v. The BOC Group et al., Civil Action - Won consecutive liability and damages jury trials representing the plaintiff proving patent infringement. (U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland)

Professional Recognition

  • Named IAM Global Leader, 2020 – 2024
  • Recognized by Managing IP as "Litigator of the Year," Washington State, 2015
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013, 2014, 2016 – 2022
  • Named Best Lawyers, Seattle, WA, "Lawyer of the Year," Patent and Copyright, 2012; Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2016, 2019; Litigation - Patent, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020; Copyright Law, 2018, 2024
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2000 – 2023
  • Listed in Seattle Business, among the "Top Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region," 2012
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyer" for Intellectual Property, 2005 – 2023
  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2012 – 2014, 2016 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law, 2007 – 2024
  • Selected as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Washington", Washington Law and Politics, 2008 – 2011
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell* 1992 – 2012
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • President, Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2010 – 2011
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Washington State Bar Association, 2002 – 2003
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • Chair, Division I (Patents), 1996 – 1997
    • Council Member, 1997 – 2001
    • Chair, Federal Appellate Practice & Procedure Committee, 2003 – 2005
    • Program Chair, Annual Summer Conference, Seattle, WA, 2001
    • Program Chair, Annual Spring CLE, Washington, D.C.,1994, 1995
    • Chair, Antitrust Committee,1995 – 1996
    • Chair, Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee, 1991 – 1993

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • State Supreme Court of Washington
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1982, Lead Articles Editor, DePaul Law Review
  • DePaul University, non-degree course work in Computer Science, 1986
  • Rice University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1976