Jason C. Lo is a partner resident in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patent and trade secrets litigation. He has successfully represented leading companies in various industries, including the video game, semiconductor, military defense, and pharmaceutical industries. He has litigated high-stakes patent infringement cases in courts throughout the United States, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Lo to its 2012 list of Who's Who in Intellectual Property Law for his work representing clients in the video game, technology, and semiconductor industries in intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Lo graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Accounting from UCLA in 1998. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lo served as a law clerk to The Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Some of Mr. Lo's recent achievements include:
- Defended Amazon.com in multi-patent infringement action in D. Delaware relating to technology in Amazon's best-selling Kindle E-reader products (Adrea, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc.);
- Defended Viacom in multi-patent infringement action in E.D. Texas relating to technology in critically acclaimed Rock Band video games (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. v. Viacom, Inc., MTV Networks, and Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.);
- Represented Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon in patent litigation against Inamed pertaining to bariatric surgical devices and methods (Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon v. Inamed Corporation);
- Represented a provider of advanced armoring solutions in a theft of trade secrets case involving armor packages for military vehicles (ADSI v. Southern California Gold Products, et al.);
- In a patent damages trial, helped persuade a jury to award only $446,000 when the plaintiff had been seeking damages in excess of $11 million (Juicy Whip v. Orange Bang);
- Defended an overseas company accused by British Petroleum of trade secret misappropriation relating to the manufacture of equipment for an acetic acid plant in China. The defense team defeated BP's motion for preliminary injunction in federal court in Los Angeles on jurisdictional grounds, and then defeated BP's subsequent emergency stay motion in the Ninth Circuit. After BP re-filed the case and sought an immediate TRO, the team obtained yet another dismissal, allowing the client to ship key equipment (BP v. Yankuang Group);
- Obtained dismissal of $300 million professional liability lawsuit in connection with sale of 22,000 acres of land in Hawaii;
- Won dismissal of a $250 million malpractice lawsuit against a large Seattle-based law firm and two individual lawyers for alleged malpractice in connection with their representation of the plaintiff in a lawsuit against a prominent university regarding a series of technology license agreements; and
- Won dismissal of a lawsuit against a large Los Angeles-based law firm and several individual lawyers for alleged malicious prosecution, abuse of process, and civil rights violations (Section 1983).
Mr. Lo is a member of the California Bar. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and a proficient speaker of Cantonese.