Jeremy T. Elman

Jeremy T. Elman



Jeremy is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes patent litigation in courts across the country, as well as trademark, copyright and trade secret cases.

Over his 15-year career, Jeremy has represented many of the world’s largest technology companies and consumer brands, as well as technology start-ups, with respect to complex IP issues in both litigation and counseling. Based in Silicon Valley, Jeremy has expertise litigating a wide range of innovative technologies, including smartphones, semiconductors, televisions, hard disk drives, slot machines, power supplies, and various consumer products.

Before joining Dorsey, Jeremy was a partner at DLA Piper in its Miami and Silicon Valley offices. Jeremy received the highest score on the Florida bar exam.

Education & Admissions

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 2002), Cum laude; Editor, Federal Circuit edition, American University Law Review

University of Michigan (B.A., 1999)


  • California
  • Florida
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits   
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida


A passionate advocate for innovators, clients turn to Jeremy to protect their most valuable intellectual property. A natural leader who regularly coordinates litigation teams in courts around the country, Jeremy builds cases for trial utilizing a top technical team and his vast Silicon Valley expertise from over 60 litigated IP cases.

Jeremy’s prominent IP litigation clients have included Fairchild Semiconductor, Aristocrat Technologies, The Coca-Cola Company, Samsung, Apple, Sony, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Blackberry, Citrix, Las Vegas Sands, and Fox Sports, among others.

At Dorsey, Jeremy is leading the Silicon Valley IP practice in concert with Dorsey’s world-renowned IP litigators to expand its footprint in the epicenter of the technology world.

Jeremy also uses his technology expertise to serve as outside general counsel for a mix of emerging technology startups and incubators.

News & Resources


Real News Update:  White House Issues Memo Aimed at Online Fakes
Wait, There’s More Breaking News: SCOTUS Clarifies What Costs Are Recoverable in Copyright Infringement Cases
Why ‘Disruption’ Is Not Confined to Legaltech Software Companies – How Law Firm Rainmakers are Like Startups
Copyrights and Costs: A Tale of Two Statutes
How Technology Made A Copyright Law Obsolete
中美贸易战阴影下 — 中国企业如何跨境应对美国知识产权侵权诉讼
Court Case Finding that Embedded Photos Can Trigger Copyright Liability Certified for Appeal
"How To Give Patent Clients A 'Get Out Of Texas' Card," Law 360
The Earnhardts’ Race To the Courtroom: Who Will Get The Checkered Flag?
“Artificial Intelligence and the Law,” Tech Crunch
“Internet Gaming in the U.S. Likely to Spur Patent Litigation," Casino Enterprise Management Magazine
“The Value of Slot Machine Patents,” Casino Journal
“How Courts Are Dealing With Presuit Knowledge of Patents,” Law360
"Post-Therasense: Inequitable Conduct Really Is a Higher Standard," American Intellectual Property Law Association
“Put On Your Copyright Transfer Shoes,” Law360
“Technology and Law Firm Management,” Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
“Fair is Fair: Supreme Court Rules in KP Permanent Make-Up Inc.," Andrews Litigation Reporter

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner Jeremy Elman Discusses SCOTUS Return Mail Ruling
Dorsey Partner Jeremy Elman Comments on AI Executive Order and Legal Profession
Dorsey Congratulates Partner Jeremy Elman on Being Named a Top Cyber / Artificial Intelligence Lawyer in California
Attorneys weigh in on impact of Federal Circuit patent venue ruling, Westlaw Journal, October 11, 2017
Dorsey Partner Jeremy Elman Comments on Patent Cases Moving Out of Texas
Dorsey Adds Ex-DLA Piper IP Litigator To Palo Alto Office
Experienced Intellectual Property Litigator Jeremy Elman Joins Dorsey in Palo Alto

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • China
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Emerging Companies
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce
  • Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Wavemaker Award, Surfrider Foundation
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award, State Bar of California


  • Top 20 Cyber / Artificial Intelligence Lawyer in California, Daily Journal, 2018
  • Most Effective Lawyer (Daily Business Review), 2015
  • Leaders in Law – Finalist, in the Litigation category (South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine), 2015
  • Up & Comer Award – Finalist, in the Law category (LifeStyle Media Group), 2014
  • Top 40 Attorney Under 40 (Daily Business Review), 2013
Jeremy T. Elman