Jennifer Ying


(302) 225-2570 F

Jennifer is an experienced intellectual property litigator.  She focuses her practice on patent and trade secret disputes in federal and state court.  Her experience encompasses all aspects of litigation from outset to trial and through appeal, having represented clients in various appellate courts across the country. 

A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees in electrical engineering & computer science and management, she frequently draws on her technical background in her patent litigation work.  Jennifer has represented clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, as well as in the mechanical and electrical arts, with a focus on telecommunications and wireless technologies.  In addition, Jennifer previously worked as a registered patent agent at an intellectual property boutique firm in New York City where she prosecuted patents on behalf of domestic and international clients in the mechanical and electrical arts. 

Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Jennifer gained valuable court experience as a law clerk to The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Supreme Court and as a summer intern to The Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery.  In law school, she served as an associate and senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, as well as an executive editor of the East Asia Law Review.

In 2014, she was included in Lawyers of Color’s Annual Hot List which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.

In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer also maintains a very active pro bono practice.  She has handled civil rights cases through the Delaware ACLU, and has served as a guardian ad litem to help dependent and neglected children secure permanency.  She has also tried custody cases in Family Court through appointments from the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.  In addition, Jennifer has experience handling veterans’ claims before the regional office, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and Court of Veterans’ Claims, most recently obtaining over $250,000 in back disability benefits for a disabled veteran.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Science and Technology Law Section
  • ChIPs—Advancing Women in IP
  • Delaware State Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
    • Women in Law Section
    • Multicultural Judges & Lawyers Section
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    • 2019 Merit Selection Panel
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Community Activities

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware (Board Member)
  • MIT, Educational Counselor

Representative Matters

  • Represented Sonitor Technologies in defense of patent infringement litigation brought against Sonitor’s ultrasonic real-time location tracking system. CenTrak, Inc. v. Sonitor Technologies, Inc., C.A. No. 14-183 (D. Del.)
  • Represented Plantronics in jury trial, successfully defending against antitrust claims asserted against the headset maker. GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc., C.A. No. 12-1318 (D. Del.)
  • Represent Sunovion in patent infringement actions involving Xopenex® product. C.A. No. 15-424 & 06-113 (D. Del.)
  • Represented various telecom and mobile provider defendants in series of multi-patent infringement litigations brought by Intellectual Ventures. Intellectual Ventures I v. AT&T Mobility et al., C.A. Nos. 12-193 & 13-1668 (D. Del.)
  • Represented Comcast in defense of patent infringement case involving domain name lookup resolution technology. DN Lookup v. Comcast Corp., C.A. No. 11-1181 (D. Del.)
  • Represented Juniper in seven-patent infringement action against competitor Palo Alto Networks involving firewall technology for network security hardware. Juniper Networks v. Palo Alto Networks, C.A. No. 11-1258 (D. Del.)
  • Represented Sprint in patent infringement case involving mobile media applications. EON Corp. v. FLO TV et al., C.A. No. 10-812 (D. Del.)
  • Represented Cisco patent and trade secret action involving call center assistance technology. XpertUniverse v. Cisco, Inc., C.A. No. 09-157 (D. Del.)


Docket Navigator Year in Review 2015 Names Morris Nichols Among Top Firms in District Court Patent Cases

Wilmington, DE (February 19, 2016) – This week, Docket Navigator released its 2015 Year in Review of U.S. patent litigation. The annual report analyzes data on patent litigation cases and administrative proceedings to highlight trends in the patent landscape.  In Docket Navigator’s breakdown of U.S. district court cases, Morris, Nichols,... Continue Reading

Jennifer Ying Named to Lawyers of Color's 2014 Hot List Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Wilmington, DE (June 5 2014) – Jennifer Ying, an associate at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Morris, Nichols, Arsht &... Continue Reading



Strategies for Recent IP Developments: Patentability 101 and AIA Effects on Litigation

4.14.2015 in Wilmington, DE - Intellectual Property Litigation
Jennifer Ying

On April 14, 2015, Morris Nichols and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley chapter will host an IP CLE and networking reception in Wilmington, Del.  Morris Nichols partner Julie Heaney and attorney Jennifer Ying will join Comcast Corporation Assistant General Counsel George Medlock in a panel discussion on... Continue Reading