Jason D. Kipnis


Kipnis, Jason

Jason Kipnis is a partner who focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters and advises clients on IP portfolio management, litigation, enforcement and dispute counseling, and audits and due diligence. His experience includes trade secret protection and management, standards counseling, open source matters, international rights management and identification and acquisition of intellectual property of third parties.

Mr. Kipnis has advised clients at various stages of development in a wide range of technologies, including computer architecture and system design, software, semiconductor design and fabrication, optics, networking and telecommunications, biotechnology and medical devices.

Mr. Kipnis joins WilmerHale from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP where he was a partner and managed the office’s IP Counseling practice. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Kipnis worked as a consultant for Oracle Corporation, where he designed and implemented database applications.

Professional Activities

Mr. Kipnis is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Kipnis is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he teaches IP Strategy for High Technology Companies. He is also a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters at professional and academic conferences. In addition, Mr. Kipnis is on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer of the Bay Area Video Coalition.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in the 2012 and 2013 editions of IAM Patent 1000 for licensing and patent litigation in California
  • Named in the IAM Patent 300 in 2012
  • Selected by IAM Patent Litigation 250 as one of the world’s leading IP strategists in 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Recognized in the 2006, 2009, 2011-2014 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers for his intellectual property practice


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JD, Stanford Law School, 1993, Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review

MS, Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

BS, Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

Bar Admissions


United States Patent and Trademark Office