Since its founding in Cleveland in 1893, Jones Day has grown to become one of the largest full service firms in the world, employing more than 2,400 lawyers in 35 offices around the globe. A formidable corporate law firm, Jones Day's footprint in intellectual property is deep and wide-ranging. Of the 275 IP practitioners, 29 are based in Cleveland, providing clients with a full range of IP services including litigation, prosecution, licensing, technology transfer, and IP counseling.
In a recent, closely-watched case addressing fundamental questions of patent eligibility for isolated genetic material, Jones Day prevailed on behalf of Myriad Genetics on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The court confirmed that isolated molecules of human DNA are patentable subject matter. Myriad owns patents relating to its BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic-analysis products and to diagnostic and other methods for detecting a predisposition to certain types of cancers. Other Jones Day clients include SAP, SanDisk, MGM Resorts International, and Hilton Worldwide.
David Cochran and Calvin Griffith are two attorneys singled out for praise in Ohio. Griffith, one of the state's better-known litigators, has frequently handled high profile contentious matters over the course of his career. In recent years he has secured multiple wins on behalf of clients Dupoy Spine and Brasseler. In the summer of 2012, Griffith successfully represented Dupoy in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in a trade secrets misappropriation matter against former employees. The court granted Dupoy's request to preliminarily enjoin three former sales representatives from competing in their old territory and ordered that misappropriated trade secret materials be destroyed.