The global law firm Jones Day announced that Martha Gooding and Michael Stimson have joined the Firm as partners in its Intellectual Property Practice, resident in the Firm’s Irvine Office. Both were most recently partners in the Irvine office of Howrey, where they were members of the firm’s IP Group.

“Martha and Michael are experienced IP litigators who provide even deeper strength for our firm in the California region,” said Joe Sims, the Jones Day partner responsible for coordinating the Firm’s activities in California. “Together with the addition earlier this year of Bill Rooklidgeand Frank Cote as IP partners in Irvine – both of whom were formerly partners in Howrey’s Irvine office – Jones Day now has 64 attorneys in our IP Practice in California and 266 attorneys in the group worldwide. This is one of the largest and most experienced, full-service global IP practice groups at any law firm in the world.”

Martha Gooding has more than 28 years experience representing clients in a broad array of complex disputes, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation litigation. She is a seasoned litigator and has tried cases in both federal and state courts. Ms. Gooding is actively involved in the legal community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Bar Foundation. She is a former President of both the Federal Bar Association of Orange County and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Orange County, a former member of the ABA House of Delegates, and is also a former co-chair of the Federal Practice Task Force of the ABA Litigation Section. Ms. Gooding has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer, was selected for the Daily Journal’s Top Women Litigators list and the Best Lawyers in America list, and received the 2009 ADL Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Michael Stimson, Ph.D., is active in intellectual property litigation and appeals and reexaminations, appeals, and patent interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His litigation experience includes trade secret and patent trials and arbitrations, and appellate experience including appeals to the Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit. He has successfully led several high stakes intellectual property litigation teams. Dr. Stimson has handled cases involving a wide range of technologies including hard disk drives, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, polymer chemistry, cement chemistry, computer telephony, digital printing, electronic controls, and diesel engines. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, his Ph.D. in chemistry at Cornell University, and his undergraduate physics degree from the University of California at Irvine.


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