Jacob Schroeder

Jacob Schroeder


Jacob Schroeder is a partner in Finnegan’s Palo Alto office.  His practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation and appeals. He has handled numerous litigation and appellate matters in a variety of technologies, including computers, electronics, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Jacob’s litigation experience includes jury trials and covers all aspects of patent litigation: conducting infringement and validity analyses, drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending both fact and expert depositions, coordinating fact and expert discovery, cooperating with and coordinating joint defense group activities, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. He also advises clients on appellate strategy and routinely handles appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jacob clerked at both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (with the Honorable Richard Linn) and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (with the Honorable Lucy H. Koh).

Prior to his legal career, Jacob worked as a software engineer in the Unified Communications Business Unit at Cisco Systems, Inc., developing components for MeetingPlace voice-, video-, and web-conferencing software.


J.D., George Washington University Law School (highest honors)
B.S., Purdue University (with distinction)

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Legal Research and Writing 2H Spring 2021