Jeffrey K.  Sherwood

Jeffrey K. Sherwood

  • J.D. Stanford University 1979
  • A.B. Colby College 1975
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Jeffrey K. Sherwood Counsel


Jeffrey K. Sherwood, Of Counsel in Panitch Schwarze's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, focuses on patent infringement, trade secrets, and litigation. In the role of lead trial counsel, Jeff has tried cases to verdict on behalf of domestic and foreign companies in several active patent courts, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, and Texas.

He has handled Markman hearings in additional courts, including California and Illinois. Jeff has managed a wide variety of technology cases, including semiconductor circuits, nuclear power systems, textile processing, and telecommunications, involving misappropriation of trade secrets, theft of domain names, and technology disputes.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze, Jeff served as practice group leader of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at two national law firms and in a similar function at another national firm.

Earlier in his career, he was lead counsel in a wide variety of non-IP technical cases, involving substantial issues in medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, and engineering.

The National Law Journal has twice recognized Jeff’s patent defense verdicts and once recognized his patent plaintiff’s verdict in its annual reviews of top verdicts in the United States. He also has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP as an “IP Star,” and Legal 500, among others.

Jeff has spoken at many professional meetings and CLE programs, including Japanese Intellectual Property Association seminars, Korea Electric Association IP seminars, Bloomberg BNA webinars, and the ABA Section of IP Law Patent conferences.

He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on patent law subjects. Recently, he presented an extensive seminar on the practical aspects of effective legal writing.


Representative Matters

Jeff’s defense victories include:
• Areva, N.P. v. The Babcock & Wilcox Company
• St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants v. Toshiba Corporation

Jeff's trial victories for patent owners include:
• I/P Engine v. Google, In

Jeff succesfully resolved many cases without the necessity of trial, including: 
• Valent Biosciences v. Syngenta
• Murata Manufacturing v. Daifuku
• ITRI v. LG Electronics, Co.

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Hires Litigator Jeffrey K. Sherwood // August 12, 2020
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is proud to announce that Jeffrey K. Sherwood has joined the IP boutique firm as of counsel. Read more

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