Incredibly well-versed in the sciences, Jacqueline Moran, Ph.D., works on complex patent litigation cases involving a range of technical areas and jurisdictions, with a focus on pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices, and design patents.

Jacqueline focuses her practice on patent litigation, handling cases in federal District Courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Her cases have involved pharmaceutical compounds, design patents for automobile parts, mechanical safety devices, 5G network components, and refrigerants.

With a clear understanding of the sciences underlying her clients’ innovations, she excels in communication with innovators and expert witnesses, as well as in translating complex concepts so they are easily understood by lay judges and juries. Jacqueline analyzes patent strengths and weaknesses, conducts international depositions and due diligence, works with experts to draft reports, and helps Fish & Richardson’s litigation team build strong cases to preserve, protect, and enforce clients' intellectual property rights.

Starting as a summer associate, Jacqueline returned to Fish after being an extern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2017. She conducted part of her Ph.D. dissertation research at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland, as an intern in the Synapses and Circuits Division. Her research specialties include patch-clamp electrophysiology, chemogenetics, stereotaxic surgeries, molecular biology, tissue engineering, pharmacology, and fluorescence microscopy. She was a superior toxicology fellow at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and worked as a laboratory assistant at both Ludwig Cancer Research and Salk Institute for Biological Studies before attending law school.

During law school, Jacqueline served as editor-in-chief of her law school’s IP journal and was awarded the Dean’s Medal for highest GPA. She also represented inventors before the USPTO as a student practitioner and served as a corporate counsel extern, addressing compliance and risk management issues in a corporate hospital setting.

Professional associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • ChIPs

Pro bono activities

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