Partner
John Evans is an intellectual property lawyer, with a primary focus on patent litigation. He represents clients in numerous patent disputes in courts across the United States and in the United States International Trade Commission.
jcevans@jonesday.com,
Cleveland,
(T) +1.216.586.7126
Associate
Joe Farley has prosecuted patent applications involving mechanical, electrical, biomedical, computer, and communication-related technologies across a range of industries, with numerous successful arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
jfarley@jonesday.com
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.3931
Blaney Harper, Jones Day Partner
Partner

Blaney Harper, who co-chairs the Firms intellectual property ITC practice, focuses on representing electronics, software, and information technology companies in strategic patent litigation, including patent portfolio evaluation and enforcement, in United States District Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the USPTO.
bharper@jonesday.com,
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.7623

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Dr. Daniel Kazhdan’s practice focuses on intellectual property, with an emphasis on chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology litigation at federal district courts and at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
dkazhdan@jonesday.com,
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.5435
Associate
Dr. Yury Kalish is a registered patent attorney. His practice primarily focuses on intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, patent litigation, and IP counseling.
ykalish@jonesday.com,
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.361
Partner
Vishal Khatri’s practice focuses on intellectual property law, including representing clients in patent litigation matters before U.S. district courts and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). He also counsels clients in developing and maintaining their strategic, international intellectual property portfolios and preparing their portfolios for litigation.
vkhatri@jonesday.com,
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.3607
Alex Li
Law Clerk
Dr. Alex Li joined our New Lawyers Group (NLG) in 2018. The NLG provides our newest lawyers with the opportunity to gain exposure to different practice areas and lawyering styles before making a commitment to a specific practice. Individuals in the NLG may focus on a particular area of practice, or compare practices, during their first year with Jones Day.
yangli@jonesday.com
Washington
(T) +1.202.879.3654
Partner
Dave Maiorana is a trial lawyer with a notable combination of significant experience as a USPTO examiner along with 20 years litigating complex intellectual property matters. He has represented clients as both plaintiffs and defendants around the country and in the ITC. Dave has experience in diverse technology areas, including teeth whitening, diapers, fem care products, self-inflating tires, oxygen concentrators, flash memory, and digital cameras.
dmaiorana@jonesday.com,
Cleveland,
(T) +1.216.586.7499
Partner

Ryan McCrum, who co-chairs the Firm’s intellectual property ITC practice, has nearly 20 years of experience handling high-stakes patent litigation. He has led teams from the initial filing of a complaint all the way through jury and bench trials. He has extensive experience examining witnesses of all types at trial, arguing claim construction and summary judgment hearings, and handling matters through appeal.
rbmccrum@jonesday.com,
Cleveland,
(T) +1.216.586.7291

Of Counsel
Garfield Simms’ litigation practice focuses on complex technologies involving digital imaging, digital cameras, electronic sensors, electronic commerce, data caching, bar code readers, and power management systems in electronic devices. In addition, he has prosecuted trademark and patent applications and counseled clients regarding intellectual property rights for semiconductor devices and processes, internet security systems, medical diagnostic equipment, electromechanical and mechanical devices, biometric identification systems, and electronic circuits.
gbsimms@jonesday.com,
Washington,
(T) +1.202.879.3904