For the fourth time, the Daily Journal has included Partner Andrea Weiss Jeffries on its list of Top Women Lawyers in California, which highlights and celebrates female attorneys who have established a reputation for being top in their practice and considered thought leaders in the legal industry.
On May 13, 2015 the Daily Journal published a feature piece on Jeffries and stated, “Patent infringement took a unique turn for Jeffries last year when she led the legal team on behalf of Nike USA Inc. in a case over online shoe design contests.”
She led a team in this patent infringement case in the Central District of California, which involved athlete-sponsored contests for designing shoes using a network-based graphical software tool. Jeffries took a unique and aggressive approach throughout the case, pressing particularly on invalidity after uncovering prior art no other accused infringers had unearthed. With that prior art in hand, she was able to mediate the case and get it settled on extremely favorable terms for Nike, lifting this potential cloud over Nike’s customization business and marketing contests.
Her work for a tech giant against patent infringement claims was also mentioned, along with a trial she’s preparing for in October 2015, which deals with a licensing and copyright dispute over a famous board game.
Jeffries is a partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Her practice focuses on patent litigation with experience representing clients in a range of cases involving diverse technologies, including computer memory, software, database technology, pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices and wireless communications.