2017 National Technology Law Conference

Microelectronics and Information Research Center, National Chiao Tung University

Speaking Engagement | October.25.2017

Hsinchu, Taiwan
Three Orrick partners spoke at the 2017 National Technology Law Conference in Taiwan on October 26, 2017. Jay Jurata was speaker for “Global Licensing of SEP, FRAND Compliance and Patent Exhaustion.” Robert Benson and Jeffrey Johnson presented "Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law and Litigation - and Significant Changes on the Horizon."


  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Intellectual Property
  • Taipei
  • Japan
  • China

Robert Benson Partner Intellectual Property, Taipei

Orange County; Taipei

For nearly three decades, Robert Benson has dedicated himself to helping clients resolve their most challenging legal disputes. Whether litigating multi-patent matters, competitor disputes, or licensing obligations, Robert blends his commitment to serving others with his legal acumen, creativity, integrity, and collaborative leadership to attain the best possible results for his clients.

Robert has handled a wide range of commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, litigated Section 337 investigations before the ITC, represented both patent owners and petitioners in PTAB proceedings, obtained injunctive relief, and argued before the Federal Circuit. He has handled both offensive and defensive patent licensing and litigation, and has implement strategies that incorporate inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. His matters have involved technologies including semiconductors, graphics processing, mobile devices, computer hardware and software, medical devices, and countless other products and consumer electronics.

In addition to his domestic practice, Robert also leads Orrick’s Taipei office. In Chambers Global 2020, Robert is the only attorney ranked in the U.S. for Intellectual Property – Foreign Expert for Taiwan. Global corporations headquartered in Asia trust him to navigate the unique issues, claims, and defenses that arise in multinational litigation and cross-border disputes. Please click here to read his bio in Simplified Chinese.

Robert’s commitment to service extends beyond his professional clients. Over the past 20 years, Robert has established programs in Asia, Africa, and North and South America that care for hundreds of at-risk children and enable them to attend universities and launch their careers. He is the founder of Arms of Love International, a charitable organization that operates family-based homes for abandoned or abused children, and Love Forward, a charitable organization that provides a higher education for students who have experienced violence and other forms of abuse. In his recently published book, Love Forward, Robert shares the life stories of some of the young women and men who grew up in the Arms of Love homes, together with his personal story, to encourage and inspire others in their own endeavors. In recognition of his service, Orrick awarded Robert its Community Responsibility Award in 2017. 



  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents

Jeffrey Johnson Partner Intellectual Property, Patents


Jeffrey Johnson resolves complex commercial and IP litigation for the high-tech, energy and life science industries. Jeffrey earned his reputation as a first class litigator in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s toughest jurisdictions. Known for extricating clients out of multi-faceted litigation with creative settlements, he now represents clients throughout the country and in Asia.

Jeffrey manages all aspects of litigation from discovery to arguing motions and Markman hearings to trial. He has also been Lead counsel on both IPR and CBM actions and argued IPR hearings. Jeffrey’s diverse experience allows him to efficiently and effectively manage all types of cases. Depending on each client’s specific business objective, he can compose a lean team to quickly resolve a minor matter, or lead a massive joint defense group across multiple jurisdictions. 

With his doctorate degree in chemistry and engineering and his prior work as a scientist, Jeffrey brings a robust understanding of technical issues. Jeffrey has litigated matters concerning in a variety of technologies, including:

  • High-tech: semiconductor technology, integrated circuits, Internet protocols and security software, fuel cells, adhesives, telecommunications, handsets, and distributed systems
  • Energy: liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, hydrocarbon recovery, well completion, wireline, downhole tools, drilling equipment, drilling muds, proppants, coriolis flowmeters, mud additives, mineralogy, chemical processing and polymer chemistry
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, DNA sequencing and software 


  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Antitrust & Intellectual Property
  • Trials
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Internet of Things

Jay Jurata Partner Antitrust & Competition, Antitrust & Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

As a former Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, John "Jay" Jurata is no stranger to keeping his cool in face of pivotal conflicts. This has served him well in his career as an antitrust trial attorney that has spanned more than two decades. He has represented some of the biggest names in the technology industry, including Microsoft, Sonos, Sharp, LG and Panasonic. 

A partner in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, Jay is the leader of the firm's Antitrust & Competition Group. His practice covers both U.S. and international competition law, with an emphasis on antitrust and intellectual property issues involving technology markets. He is a first chair trial lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in government investigations relating to monopolization and abuse of dominance, mergers and acquisitions, and high-stakes litigation.

Jay currently leads Zillow’s defense team in an ongoing, high-profile antitrust lawsuit filed by REX. He also is representing Microsoft, Sonos and others in their role as interested parties in the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google. Additionally, Jay represents Microsoft on various merger control matters, antitrust investigations and private litigation.

Other recent successes include representing Sharp Corporation in a standards-essential patent licensing arbitration against InterDigital Corporation that sought $390 million in damages, a dismissal of a suit regarding a standards-essential patent dispute against iBiquity and later that year a trial victory for the client on the same issue.

Jay is a recognized authority in the field of antitrust and its overlap with intellectual property, and he speaks and publishes regularly on topics such as standards-essential patents, FRAND, and patent trolls. As an Intellectual Property Fellow for the Innovators Network Foundation, Jay also performs independent scholarship involving standards-essential patents.