Jennifer Truelove is an accomplished trial lawyer whose trial skills have been sought after and used in a broad range of cases. Her focus involves intellectual property, antitrust, whistleblower and contract dispute litigation.
Jennifer has been involved in many of the most significant trials that have taken place in the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) in recent years. Collectively, since 2014, Jennifer has played an important role on McKool Smith trial teams that have secured five Verdict Search/National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts,” including a $525 million qui tam/whistleblower verdict for the United States/Joshua Harman against Trinity Industries; a $131 million antitrust verdict for Red Lion Medical Safety against General Electric (GE); a $75 million patent infringement verdict for Ericsson against TCL Communication; a $506 million patent infringement verdict for PanOptis against Apple; and, a $300 million patent infringement verdict for PanOptis against Apple. These victories amount to more than $1.5 billion in verdicts for the firm’s clients over the past eight years alone.
Jennifer’s trial skills have garnered recognition from Managing IP, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, and most recently named among the “Top Women in IP” by Texas Lawyer. Jennifer is also very involved in mentoring McKool Smith’s female lawyers and helping to develop the next generation of female principals and leaders in the firm. Most recently, she took a leadership role in helping to lead the Firm’s Women’s Leadership Development Programming.
Prior to joining McKool Smith, Jennifer was the first assistant district attorney of Harrison County, Texas, where she prosecuted felony cases involving injury and assault of children and represented the Department of Family and Protective Services in cases where children and adults were taken into protective custody. During her seven-year tenure with the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office, Jennifer honed her courtroom skills and became a particularly effective litigator in front of East Texas juries. She is also a trained mediator.
- Vocalife, LLC. Secured a $5,000,000 patent infringement verdict on behalf of Vocalife, LLC against Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com, LLC (collectively, “Amazon”).
- Optis Wireless Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC. Secured a $506,200,000 patent infringement verdict on behalf of Optis Wireless Technology, LLC, Optis Cellular Technology, LLC, Unwired Planet, LLC, Unwired Planet International Limited, and PanOptis Patent Management (collectively, “PanOptis”) against Apple, Inc.
Optis Wireless Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC. Secured a $10,553,565 patent infringement verdict on behalf of Optis Wireless Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC (collectively, “PanOptis”) against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Huawei Device USA, Inc. (collectively, “Huawei”).
- Ericsson Inc. Representation of Ericsson, Inc. in a patent infringement case against TCL Communications. Jurors awarded $75 million in damages to Ericsson finding that the defendant willfully infringed Ericsson’s 7,149,510 patent, which covers a method and system for controlling access to a platform for a mobile terminal for a wireless telecommunications system or for another product.
- L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC. Representation of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, a contractor in aerospace systems, in a whistleblower litigation brought by a former employee alleging fraudulent charges to the government.
- Reflectix Inc. Representation of Reflectix Inc., a reflective insulation manufacturer, in litigation brought by a competitor alleging patent infringement.
- ContentGuard Holdings Inc. Representation of ContentGuard Holdings Inc., a developer and licensor of content privacy and control technologies, in patent infringement litigation against leaders in the digital rights management technology sector.
- Becton, Dickinson and Company. Representation of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical supply manufacturer, in litigation brought by a competitor alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization claims.
- Wi-LAN Inc. Representation of Wi-LAN Inc., a Canadian company, in patent infringement litigation against leaders in the laptop, router, semiconductor, and handset industries.
- OPTi Inc. Representation of OPTi Inc., a chipset company, in patent infringement litigation against an international competitor.
Red Lion v. General Electric. Representation of Red Lion Medical Safety Inc. and 16 other plaintiffs in securing a $43.8 million (automatically trebled to $131.4 million) verdict against General Electric Company in a jury trial concerning allegations that GE engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the servicing of anesthesia machines.
Ericsson. Secured a $75 million verdict on behalf of Ericsson against TCL Communications in a patent infringement suit concerning a system for controlling access to resources in a platform in a mobile terminal. The verdict was announced on Thursday, December 7, 2017 after a four day jury trial before Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. Jurors awarded $75 million in damages to Ericsson finding that the defendant willfully infringed Ericsson’s 7,149,510 patent.
Ticketnetwork. Represented Ticketnetwork, Inc. in breach of contract litigation with CEATS, Inc. After two days of deliberation in a jury trial before Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, the jury found that the defendants breached the contract, but only awarded the plaintiff $459,800 in licensing fees specifying that fees already tendered by the defendant for use of the technology under the license agreement should be excluded from the damages award. The plaintiff was seeking $16.4 million in licensing fees.
Rankings & Honors
- Recognized by the Patexia Insight - Patent Litigation Intelligence Report as one of the Top 100 Most Active Patent Attorneys, 2023
- Recognized among Lawdragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers 2023
- Recognized in the guide to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2022
- Named as "Top Women in IP" by Texas Lawyer, 2022
- Named among the "Influential Women in IP and Trialblazers" by World Intellectual Property Review, 2022
- Named an "IP Star" by Managing IP
- Recognized in"Best Lawyers in America" for Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation, 2019-2023
- Recognized as a leading patent attorney by The Legal 500, 2020-2021
Community & Professional Activities
- Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016-present
- Marshall Education Foundation, 2015-present
- Chair, “Marshall Kids Matter” Political Action Committee (which successfully passed over $109 million in school bonds for Marshall Independent School District), 2015
- Member, Local Rules Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of Texas, 2013-present
- Ad hoc advisory member to board of directors, CASA of Harrison County, 2006-present
Media & Events
- 19 McKool Smith Principals Recognized in Lawdragon's 2023 Guide to the 500 Leading Financial Lawyers05.26.2023
- Media Coverage: McKool Smith Secures $303 Million Verdict in Patent Infringement Case Against Samsung04.26.2023
- 20 McKool Smith Principals Recognized in Lawdragon's 2022 Guide to the 500 Leading Litigators in America10.04.2022
- 31 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2023 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 13 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.17.2022
- 17 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2022 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 11 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.19.2021
- 23 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2021 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 11 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.18.2020
- Law360 reports Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap denies Amazon's requested transfer and the case of McKool Smith client Vocalife v. Amazon will remain in the EDTX12.03.2019
- Media Coverage: McKool Smith Secures $13 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for PanOptis Against Huawei03.19.2019
- Media Coverage: Court Enters Final Judgment Awarding Ericsson More than $110 Million In Patent Case Against TCL05.11.2018
- Jennifer Truelove named among the 2022 "Influential Women in IP and Trialblazers" by World Intellectual Property Review10.06.2022
- Court Reinstates Ericsson’s $75M Verdict Against TCL Communication and Awards $35M in Enhanced Damages/Interest05.10.2018
- Jennifer Truelove to serve as moderator for the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) CLE program "Zooming into 2022: Practice Advice from the Bench"01.06.2022
- Sam Baxter, Doug Cawley, Travis DeArman and Jennifer Truelove present at the 2021 EDTX Bench Bar Conference10.11.2021
- Jennifer Truelove participates in “Driving Successful Outcomes From Competition Litigation” panel at WIPL10.26.2020
- “The Knock on the Door,” Co-author, The Advocate Summer (2014): 36-40. Print.
J.D., Texas Tech School of Law, 1999
B.A., Texas A&M University, 1994
- State of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Harrison County Bar Association
- Northeast Texas Bar Association