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Jonathan Barbee

Jonathan Barbee is an accomplished trial lawyer with a focus on intellectual property and technology-related litigation. He represents inventors, innovators, startups, and research institutions, both as plaintiffs and defendants. With a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Barbee litigates complex patent, trade secrets, and copyright matters across an array of technologies and industries, including the high tech, medical devices, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Barbee has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including commencing suit, discovery, motion practice, expert witnesses, depositions, oral argument, and trial. 

Prior to joining MoloLamken, Mr. Barbee was counsel at WilmerHale LLP. He also clerked for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Matters 

Patents

  • A government research organization in a successful three-week patent trial involving technology used to enrich canola oil with omega-3 fatty acids
  • A telecommunications company in a successful patent trial involving cell phone billing technology
  • A diagnostics company in patent infringement and breach of contract litigation involving a distribution agreement
  • Two medical device companies in patent litigation involving diagnostic testing devices
  • A razor blade manufacturer in patent litigation involving magnetic deposition technology
  • A pharmaceutical company in patent litigation involving HIV drugs 

Trade Secrets

  • A solar startup and venture capital firm in trade secrets litigation with a competitor regarding solar panel manufacturing technology
  • A leading solar company in trade secrets litigation with a competitor regarding a former employee
  • A technology company in trade secrets litigation related to operating system design

Copyright

  • A celebrity photographer in copyright litigation involving photographs held by a large media company

Other

  • Ten individual plaintiffs in consumer protection litigation involving the Communications Decency Act (CDA)
  • Non-governmental organizations in First Amendment litigation involving the receipt of government grants

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D.

Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review

Columbia University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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