Overview

Irene Jang is an intellectual property litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Irene focuses on trade secret misappropriation and patent, copyright, and trademark infringement litigation before U.S. District Courts. She has also worked on inter partes proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Irene has played an integral role on a winning trial team. Her experiences include assisting with taking and defending both fact and expert witness depositions, working with technical experts to develop arguments involving complex technologies and RAND claims, and preparing witnesses for trial testimony. She also has extensive experience in motion practice, including motions to dismiss, Daubert motions, motions for summary judgment, and motions for judgment as a matter of law. Irene represents clients in a range of industries, including two-way communication devices, networking systems, video surveillance, and pharmaceutical technology. Irene also maintains a robust pro bono practice representing asylees, forming non-profit organizations, and advising small businesses on copyright and trademark matters.

Recently, Irene was part of a winning trial team representing Motorola Solutions in a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement case. After a three month trial, the jury awarded Motorola $764.6 million in damages, including $418 million in punitive damages.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

"SB 822: Net neutrality bill," Daily Journal, January 9, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

Regional Co-Chair of USC Gould School of Law's Alumni Board

Member of KABANC

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.2018

    Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review

    Teaching Fellow, Legal Writing and Advocacy

  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Political Science & Integrative Biology2011
    Dean’s List