San Francisco – February 7 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Two exp…

San Francisco – February 7 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Two experienced intellectual property partners have joined the Northern California offices of Jones Day, boosting the firm’s IP capabilities in the region.

Behrooz Shariati, Intellectual Property Practice, Menlo Park Office; and
Jennifer Seraphine, Intellectual Property Practice, San Francisco Office.

Behrooz Shariati, a veteran IP lawyer and business executive, has joined Jones Day’s Menlo Park office. Prior to coming to Jones Day, Shariati was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery, where he practiced in the area of intellectual property and litigation relating to software, computer hardware and networking technologies, and an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. Before practicing law, Shariati was a systems programmer and technical consultant for emerging high-technology companies, and an executive with a leading software company in the real-time transcription field.

Shariati holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from North Carolina State University and a law degree from Western State University, where he was editor of the law journal.

Jennifer Seraphine has joined the San Francisco office from the firm’s New York office, where she had practiced since 2001. She was previously an associate with Feldman, Gale and Weber, a boutique IP firm in Miami, and clerked for the Honorable Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Seraphine has substantial expertise in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters, and in representing clients in pre-trial proceedings, injunction hearings and at trial.

She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Jacksonville University and her law degree from Florida State University, where she was an editor of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.

“The addition of these two partners to our Northern California offices provides us with even greater depth of expertise and expanded capabilities for our growing IP practice in the region,” said Robert Clarkson, partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s Menlo Park office. “Behrooz’s professional and academic background in computer science is a unique combination for an IP lawyer, while Jennifer’s experience with a wide range of patent and trademark infringement matters will be of significant benefit to our clients. No other law firm can match the number and quality of dedicated IP lawyers that Jones Day offers in our five California offices.”

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 offices in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including 250 in California’s five offices and more than 400 in Europe and 175 in Asia, it ranks among the world’s largest law firms.

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