Jeannine Yoo Sano

Partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Jeannine Yoo Sano is a partner at Axinn and has been lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials in district courts across the country over the past 27 years. She obtained one of the first district court dismissals based on unpatentable subject matter following the Supreme Court’s Alice decision and one of the first contested transfers out of the Eastern District of Texas following TC Heartland, in addition to achieving numerous victories in the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Delaware, Massachusetts, Central District of California, Northern District of California and Middle District of Florida. Ms Sano has also handled hearings in inter partes review proceedings  before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Section 337 investigations in the US International Trade Commission and appeals before the Federal Circuit.

Ms Sano has tried patent and trade secret cases in a variety of technology fields, including radio frequency tuners, CMOS image sensors, DRAM, central processing units, chipsets, CAD software, video processing and mobile device communications. She was also previously honoured by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for her contributions in enforcing the California puppy mill ban against puppy mill brokers and breeders. She is a member of the Silicon Valley and Texas chapters of ChIPs, the Women Lawyers of Eastern District of Texas Advisory Committee and the Stanford Alumni Association.

Professional associations

  • ChIPs Silicon Valley/Texas Chapters
  • Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas

Firm details

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
560 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105
United States

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