|University ||St. John's University, B.S., Pharmacy, cum laude, 1996|
|Law School||Seton Hall University Law School, J.D., 2002|
|Admitted||2002, New Jersey; 2003, New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit|
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
New York State Bar Association
American Pharmaceutical Association
|Born||Denville, New Jersey|
Jennifer L. Dereka is Counsel in the New York office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and is a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Department.
Jennifer's practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on patents. She has represented major companies in diverse intellectual property matters including Hatch-Waxman litigation, and patent litigations involving pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, medical devices and computer software and hardware.
Jennifer also has experience litigating other technology disputes involving breach of contracts, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation claims.
In addition to her significant work in Intellectual Property, Jennifer also has experience representing pharmaceutical clients and a retail drugstore chain in litigation and government investigations involving allegations of antitrust violations, the False Claims Act, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
•Jennifer's practice also involves the consultation of clients regarding intellectual property matters and potential litigation exposure including the analysis of patents, product information and prior art, the preparation of non-infringement and invalidity opinions and opinions detailing the strategic steps necessary to prevent future patent infringement.
•Jennifer has been an integral member of several successful patent litigation trial teams involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices and computer graphics, both prior to and during her employment at Edwards Wildman.
•She recently participated in the preparation and examination of corporate witnesses at a patent litigation trial leading to a favorable settlement for a food and drug excipient manufacturer.
•Prior to arriving at the Firm, Jennifer also successfully assisted in drafting a Federal Circuit appeal brief, resulting in the affirmation of a jury decision upholding the validity of a client's patent and reversing the District Court's construction of several disputed claim terms on a patent directed to computer graphics technology.
•Prior to joining the Firm, Jennifer also successfully obtained a settlement for a client whose confidential HIV-related information was inappropriately disclosed by a hospital employee.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the Firm, Jennifer worked as an Associate for eight years in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group of Morgan Lewis & Bockius' New York Office. Before attending law school, Jennifer was a Registered Pharmacist in a community pharmacy in New Jersey.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Throughout her life, Jennifer has actively participated in sports including gymnastics, softball, running, soccer and field hockey and played Division I softball for St. John's University. She is also an enthusiastic fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, the New Jersey Devils and all sports played by her children.
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