Jonathan Sanders

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Hanover Street 2475
Palo Alto 94304 CA US

Jonathan C. Sanders is Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses on patent litigations, including managing complex cases in federal district courts, litigating appeals in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, and handling proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office and Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Jonathan has led several large patent litigations for clients such as CSR, Cisco, AncestryDNA, Marvell, MediaTek, 3Com, SiRF, and Avistar Communications and has worked on other patent and technology matters for companies such as Intel and Verizon.

Jonathan has extensive trial experience that includes wins for Cisco and other technology companies, second-chairing the trial of a large commercial matter in San Francisco state court, and first-chairing several trials at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Jonathan has also argued numerous hearings and pretrial matters in complex patent cases, including claim construction hearings, motions to dismiss, discovery and procedural disputes, and other motion practice.

Jonathan also regularly works on securities cases including shareholder class actions, investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ, and regulatory matters, as well as high-stakes antitrust litigation, general commercial disputes, and corporate matters involving investment banks and hedge funds. In addition, he devotes a significant portion of his time to pro bono work that includes death penalty advocacy, eviction defense, and amicus briefs on cutting-edge IP, legal, and constitutional issues.

Jonathan received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2003, where he graduated with distinction, and his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000, where he graduated in the top three percent of his class. Jonathan was named to the Daily Journal’s Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2017.


  • California 2003
  • Northern District of California 2004


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