- Stanford Law School (J.D., 2005), graduated with Distinction, Book Notes Editor and Senior Submissions Editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law
- University of Virginia (B.A., Government and Foreign Affairs), Phi Beta Kappa
Jonathan Lange is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Lange’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with a particular specialty in patent and trade secret litigation. He also has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Lange is an experienced litigator, having handled matters through trial (and beyond) on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of forums.
In patent infringement matters, Mr. Lange has represented major technology companies in U.S. District Courts throughout the nation, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. His experience in these matters covers all aspects of patent litigation, including pretrial discovery and claim construction proceedings, trial, post-trial briefing, and consultation on pending matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Lange's experience also covers a broad range of technologies, from digital imaging to network architecture to wireless cellular communication.
Mr. Lange has also represented a variety of clients in trade secret matters in Federal and State courts. His trade secret expertise includes work prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims on behalf of both major corporations and individuals. Mr. Lange has handled prefiling investigations, injunction proceedings, discovery, trial, and post-trial issues. He has also been called upon to conduct internal investigations of trade secret allegations. Representative clients include a leading manufacturer of telecommunications headsets, an innovative startup in the sonar and hydrographic industry, and a major supplier of military and civilian aircraft components.
In addition to intellectual property matters, Mr. Lange has maintained a strong foundation in complex commercial litigation. For example, he represented a prominent real estate developer in antitrust and business tort litigation. Following a six-week jury trial, Mr. Lange’s client was awarded substantial compensatory and punitive damages. Mr. Lange has also represented a bankruptcy trustee in litigation against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and a major equipment leasing firm in breach of contract proceedings with its lenders.
Mr. Lange earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, with distinction, in 2005. While in law school, he served as Book Notes Editor as well as Senior Submissions Editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law. In addition to service with the Volunteer Attorney Program and the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, Mr. Lange spent a semester during his final year at Stanford as a full-time legal intern at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with High Honors, from the University of Virginia in 2001. While at Virginia, Mr. Lange was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Raven Society, and he was a Lawn Resident from 2000 through 2001.
Bar & Court Admissions
- 2005, California