Jean-Paul Ciardullo: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Jean-Paul Ciardullo

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • IP Litigation
    University Princeton University (B.S.E., Civil Engineering; minor in Finance/Material Science, 2003)
    Law SchoolFordham University School of Law, J.D., 2006
    Admitted2007, New York; 2012, California; Ninth and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

    Jean-Paul Ciardullo is an associate and intellectual property lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP, where his primary practice area is patent litigation. He also counsels on trademark, trade secret, and copyright matters, as well as contract disputes, intellectual property licensing, and FTC deceptive advertising litigation. Mr. Ciardullo has assisted clients in a wide range of industries that include semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, satellite radio, industrial manufacturing and the hospitality industry. He is a member of the firm's IP Litigation Practice.

    Mr. Ciardullo is also committed to pro bono service, and has helped numerous immigrant refugees obtain asylum in the United States.

    Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Ciardullo was an associate with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York.


    Mr. Ciardullo was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars® list.


    Mr. Ciardullo earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2006). He graduated from Princeton University, where he majored in civil engineering with minors in finance and materials science (B.S.E., 2003).


    Mr. Ciardullo is admitted to practice in California, New York, before the Ninth and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


    Mr. Ciardullo speaks conversational Spanish.

    • "New Scheduling Order May Preview Future Delaware 'Local Patent Rules,'" IP Litigation Current (March 26, 2014)
    • "District Judge Payne Holds That Form 18's 'Talismanic' Pleading is Superseded by Iqbal/Twombly," IP Litigation Current (March 17, 2014)
    • "Declaratory Judgment Claimants: Which Products Are You Saying Don't Infringe?" IP Litigation Current (January 27, 2014)
    • "Triaging Trade Secret Theft," IP Litigation Current (November 13, 2013)
    • "Federal Circuit Decision Highlights Seldom-Used Doctrine of Equivalents Analysis," IP Litigation Current (September 3, 2013)
    • "Judge Plager Suggests Construing Ambiguous Claims Against the Patent Holder," IP Litigation Current (August 14, 2013)
    • Co-author, "Under the Gavel: A Defense of Patent Auctions," The Daily Deal (2006)
    • Co-author, "Thermal expansion kinetics: Method to Measure Permeability of Cementitious Materials: IV, Effect of Thermal Gradients," Journal of the American Ceramics Society (2005)


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    After the Supreme Court's Limelight Decision, Attention May Shift to Contract Analysis in Patent Cases
    Jean-Paul Ciardullo,Cynthia J. Rigsby, July 9, 2014
    In Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Tech., Inc., the Supreme Court unanimously held that there can be no liability for induced infringement of a patented method where the steps of the method are carried out by separate actors. Yet, only one week later, the district court in Digital Reg of Tex.,...

    New Scheduling Order May Preview Future Delaware "Local Patent Rules"
    Jean-Paul Ciardullo, March 28, 2014
    On March 24, 2014, Judge Sue L. Robinson of the District of Delaware adopted a new model Scheduling Order for patent cases litigated in her court. Apart from providing a comprehensive set of deadlines for virtually every aspect of a patent case, the Order calls for proactive judicial involvement...

    District Judge Payne Holds That Form 18's "Talismanic" Pleading Is Superseded by Iqbal/Twombly
    Jean-Paul Ciardullo, March 27, 2014
    In a March 10, 2014 opinion in Macronix Int’l Co. v. Spansion Inc., District Judge Robert E. Payne held that the sufficiency of patent infringement pleadings should be governed by the Supreme Court’s rulings in Iqbal and Twombly rather than the widely-used standard of Fed. R. Civ. P....

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    Jean-Paul Ciardullo

    555 South Flower Street, Suite 3500
    Los AngelesCA 90071-2300


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