Jake O'Neal

Associate

Los Angeles

Jake is a passionate litigator who draws from his Electrical Engineering background to effectively represent his clients who have complex technologies. 

Jake graduated first in his Electrical Engineering class from the University of Colorado and worked at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics where he helped design, build, and test circuits for NASA-contracted space missions. He then attended law school at the University of Southern California and graduated in the top 10% of his class.

Jake has defended his clients' technology in high stakes litigations and enforced their patents and copyrights internationally. He also has an active pro bono practice focused on indigent criminal defense, stemming from his Orrick fellowship at the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. There, he took principal responsibility for an array of indigent clients for whom he wrote and argued several motions, first-chaired evidentiary hearings, and negotiated pleas with the United States Attorney's Office. His victories included securing compassionate release for a client who was serving life in prison and early termination of supervised release for several clients. He also third-chaired a 10-day trial for a client charged with running websites which allowed paying users to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber-attacks.

Jake also worked professionally as a composer for TV and film. His music has been featured on networks such as MTV and Oxygen and on shows including Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In his free time, he surfs, produces music under the artist name Drip Lines, and spends time with his wife and two dogs.

    • Taasera Licensing LLC v. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (E.D. Tex.): Representing Check Point against allegations of patent infringement of eight patents relating to network and computer security products.
    • IBM v. Zynga Inc. and Chartboost, Inc. (D. Del.): Defending Zynga and Chartboost against allegations of patent infringement relating to their games and online platforms.