Jonathan Liu


Silicon Valley

Jonathan Liu is an associate in the Silicon Valley office and a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group. Jonathan’s practice services all aspects of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, copyright litigation, trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, and complex business litigation.

Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school, Jonathan was production editor for the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal and externed at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office. Jonathan also served as research assistant for Professor Colleen Chien researching patent law statistics and second chance legislation.

Prior to law school, Jonathan was trained as an analytical chemist receiving a Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree from the University of San Francisco. For his Master's thesis, Jonathan synthesized and developed a silica nano-particle analysis platform that can be used to easily detect metal contaminants in water.