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New York

Practice area:

Intellectual property

A partner in the Litigation Department, Jennifer Wu focuses her practice on patent litigation. Jennifer frequently tries cases in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. She also argues in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and represents clients in the U.S. Supreme Court. She litigates patents in a wide variety of technical areas including sequencing technology and GPS devices, with special emphasis on biotechnology. Jennifer’s work on biologics includes litigating issues of first impression as to the BPCIA.

Jennifer clerked for Judge Alan Lourie at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University in 1999, and her J.D. in 2004 from NYU School of Law where she received the Vanderbilt Medal for Service to the Law School Community and the President’s Service Award for Leadership. She is an Advisory Board member of the NYU Law Alumni of Color Association.

Jennifer has been widely recognized within the legal industry for her achievements. In 2019, Jennifer was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List – Northeast.” In 2018, she was selected by The New York Law Journal as a “Rising Star,” an award recognizing top attorneys under age 40. In 2017, Jennifer was a recipient of the “Best Under 40” award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Jennifer is a member of the Board of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA), and a former co-chair of the FCBA Patent Litigation Committee, the Mock Argument Committee and the Rules Committee. She received the FCBA’s George Hutchinson Committee Award recognizing committee leadership in 2016 and 2018. In addition, she has moderated and spoken on NAPABA panels and mentored younger lawyers by judging the Thomas Tang Moot Court competition, of which she is a past Northeast Regional winner. She is also a co-chair of the Women’s Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY). Jennifer is Paul, Weiss’s sponsoring partner for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a regular contributor to Paul, Weiss’s amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Bar Association, and the recipient of Paul, Weiss’s 2017 Teaching Award for excellence in mentorship. In addition, Jennifer is a Board member of Friends of UNFPA, which supports the life-saving work of the U.N.’s reproductive health and rights agency, the United Nations Population Fund.

Last updated July 2020