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Jas Dhillon

Jas Dhillon is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. He advises high technology clients in the United States, Europe and Asia on issues associated with: patent infringement; trademark infringement; trade secret misappropriation; intellectual property licensing and technology transactions; breach of contract; product liability; and unfair competition.

Jas has represented clients across a variety of technologies, including: industrial microbiology; biopharmaceutical development and production; telecommunications; electronic hardware; and computer science. He has a B.A. degree in molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis in cell development biology.

Jas’s intellectual property and commercial litigation experience includes preparing and presenting cases for trial. He has advocated for his clients in support of pre-trial motions, including motions for summary judgment; taken and defended client and third-party depositions; and attended court hearings. His specific.experience includes: preparing pleadings; drafting, executing, and responding to discovery, including third-party subpoenas; drafting motions to compel, motions in limine, and motions for summary judgment/determination on various claims and defenses; preparing claim construction briefs and presentations; and drafting expert reports relating to non-infringement, invalidity, and remedies. He regularly works with prior art search firms, experts, and clients to develop invalidity contentions, non-infringement positions, and other case theories and themes and has worked closely with a number of third-parties in order to obtain crucial evidence in support of his clients’ claims and defenses.

In addition to his intellectual property and commercial litigation experience, Jas has negotiated and prepared development, sales, distribution, and service agreements on behalf of brand companies, OEMs, and service providers and suppliers. He has extensive corporate and IP licensing experience, including due diligence experience, advising fortune 500 companies purchasing and selling IP assets.

Jas has also assisted a number of pro bono clients with asylum applications and proceedings, employment claims, and contractual disputes.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jas worked as a law clerk for a firm in New Jersey, where he organized and enforced trademark infringement actions; conducted document review and production; and assisted attorneys with pre-trial preparation.

While in law school, Jas was a research assistant to Professor Beth Stephens.  As a research assistant, he researched numerous human rights topics and edited and updated chapters for the second edition of a book co-authored by Professor Stephens titled "International Human Rights Litigation in Federal Courts."

In his last year of law school, Jas was an extern for Justice Barry T. Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review.

  • Recognized as (California) Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2018
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • “Eminent Domain—The Seattle Popular Monorail Authority’s Condemnation of a Private Parking Garage for the Purpose of Building a Monorail Station does not Violate the Eminent Domain Provision of the Washington Constitution,” 37 Rutgers L. J. 1251 (2006)
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