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Background

Ms. Fuller represents pharmaceutical and high tech clients in patent litigation nationwide. Her cases have encompassed a wide range of technology, including pharmaceuticals, video coding, backup and recovery software, GPS technology, medical software, network security software, and email encryption.  In 2016, she was named as a San Diego Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation.

Prior to joining Fish, Ms. Fuller clerked for the Honorable David R. Thompson and interned for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also clerked for the San Diego U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Fuller practiced as a chemical engineer. She did pharmaceutical research and development work at ALZA Corporation and chemical manufacturing at Dow Chemical Corporation.

Ms. Fuller is an​​ Associate in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson.

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law 2009
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif


B.S., University of California, Berkeley 1996
Chemical Engineering
with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The Honorable David R. Thompson, 2009 - 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

​Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter
San Diego County Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego
ATHENA San Diego

Other Distinctions

Publications

"Federal Circuit Report: Damages Award Vacated by Federal Circuit," IP Litigator, Vol. 21 No. 1 pp.24-25 (Jan./Feb. 2015) (available here).

"Patent Damages Law: Life after Lucent, ResQNet, and Uniloc," Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, pp. 3 & 12 (Summer 2012).

"Judge David R. Thompson: A Legacy that Lives On," Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, pp. 2-3 (Spring 2011).

"The Sanctity of Settlement: Stopping CERCLA’s Volunteer Remediators from Sidestepping the Settlement Bar," 34 COLUM. J. ENVTL. L. 219 (2009).

Awards

2016 San Diego Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation​

2014 Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Certificate​

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September 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins $12.5 Million Jury Award and Willful Infringement for CH2O in Patent Infringement Case
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Fish Litigation Blog
April 6, 2015
Justiciable Controversy Existed for a Generic’s DJ Action on a Patent Listed in the FDA’s Orange Book Even Though the Patent Had Been Disclaimed
Authors: Craig Countryman, Joanna M. Fuller
Federal Circuit
Life Sciences
News
February 3, 2015
Craig Countryman and Joanna Fuller Featured in The IP Litigator
Media Coverage
Articles
Fish Litigation Blog
November 18, 2014
Federal Circuit Affirms Willful Infringement Judgment and Determines Patentee is the “Prevailing Party” Where It Won on One of Two Asserted Patents
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
October 21, 2014
Damages Award Vacated Where Jury Instruction Implied that Apportionment Was Not Needed If The Royalty Base Was The Smallest Saleable Patent Practicing Unit And Where The Expert Used The Nash Bargaining Solution Without Determining Whether It Applied
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
News
October 21, 2014
Damages Award Vacated Where Jury Instruction Implied that Apportionment Was Not Needed If The Royalty Base Was The Smallest Saleable Patent Practicing Unit And Where The Expert Used The Nash Bargaining Solution Without Determining Whether It Applied
Articles
Fish Litigation Blog
August 28, 2014
Double-Patenting May Apply Whenever Two Patents Have Different Expiration Dates; Later-Expiring Patent to a Species Was Invalid Where Earlier-Expiring Patent Disclosed Small Genus and the Utility Claimed in the Later Patent
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
August 28, 2014
District Court Properly Clarified Claim Construction Post-Verdict to Require Method Steps Be Performed In a Particular Order to Avoid Rendering One Step Superfluous
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
News
August 28, 2014
District Court Properly Clarified Claim Construction Post-Verdict to Require Method Steps Be Performed In a Particular Order to Avoid Rendering One Step Superfluous
Articles
News
August 28, 2014
Double-Patenting May Apply When Two Patents Have Different Expiration Dates; Later-Expiring Patent to a Species Was Invalid Where Earlier-Expiring Patent Disclosed Small Genus and the Utility Claimed in the Later Patent
Articles
Fish Litigation Blog
July 7, 2014
Claim terms with a broad plain meaning are not limited by the disclosed embodiments absent lexicography or disavowal
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
June 27, 2014
Manufacturer claims should proceed first and should have been severed and transferred to more convenient venue
Author: Joanna M. Fuller
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
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