Jonah Heemstra is an associate and a member of the IP Litigation and Post-Grant Patents practice groups. He concentrates his practice in patent litigation, post-grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and appellate practice.
Jonah has successfully represented clients in US patent infringement litigation, inter partes reviews, and appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has been involved in all aspects of litigation, including preliminary infringement analysis, claim construction practice, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, and substantial preparation for numerous jury trials. Jonah also has experience arguing claim construction hearings and navigating discovery disputes in federal district court.
Jonah has also been actively engaged in post-grant proceedings at the PTAB. His experience includes the preparation of petitions for inter partes review on behalf of patent challengers, defense of challenged patents on behalf of patent owners, preparation of expert declarations, defending expert depositions, preparation of trial demonstratives, and assisting with inter partes review oral proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Jonah worked at an IP litigation boutique, where he was involved in patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement litigations.
Jonah served as a summer associate at the firm. In this role he drafted patent applications for technologies ranging from software to automotive engine fuel injection techniques. Jonah also analyzed numerous patents, researched commercial embodiments of those patents’ claims, and prepared claim charts comparing the commercial embodiments to the patent claims in preparation for patent litigation. Jonah was also able to join senior litigators in an expert deposition conducted virtually.
Before becoming a lawyer, Jonah worked as an engineer in the automotive and furniture industries. In this role, he created code-based models that allowed for rapid design and manufacturing of highly-customizable products.