JWC Legal

Legal Services

Jodie W. Cheng



Email: jwcheng@jwc-legal.com

Office: (415) 293-8308

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.

    • George Washington Scholar

    • Executive Managing Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal

  • Brown University, Biology

  • Brown University, Economics

Representative Technologies & Industries:

  • Cellular technologies relating to 3G, LTE, and 5G standards

  • Cellular baseband chipset hardware and software

  • Digital imaging and processing software for use in mobile applications

  • Multilayer network and Ethernet switch devices and software

  • System-on-chip (SoC) technology

  • 802.11-standardized wireless technology

  • Cybersecurity and email content filtering techniques and software

  • Computer forensics & data recovery

  • Large-scale data center design and infrastructures

  • Inhaled therapies, such as pulmonary vasodilators, for respiratory indications

  • Cannabis, cannabinoid formulations, and related technologies including delivery and extraction/refinement methods and systems

  • Joint prostheses and replacement therapies

  • Medical devices for use in minimally invasive spinal procedures

  • Biologics, bone graft substitutes and extenders


  • Qualcomm

  • Proofpoint


  • Cisco

  • EVGA

  • GBT Inc. / Giga-Byte Technology

  • MSI Computer

  • Zotac

  • ASUS

  • Medtronic

Jodie is Principal and Founder of JWC Legal. Her practice focuses on complex intellectual property disputes and counseling, particularly relating to patents and trade secrets.  Jodie assists her clients in a range of IP matters, from strategic IP portfolio counseling (including advising on the acquisition and sale of patents), to pre-litigation strategy through trial and appellate issues. 

Jodie’s background in technology and economics enables her to anticipate, assess, and strategize technical as well as valuation/damages issues.  Moreover, she effectively communicates these concepts to her audiences, including juries.  In litigation, Jodie specializes in working with expert witnesses on technical and damages/economic topics, including conducting direct and cross-examinations of experts in federal jury trials.

Jodie’s expertise in the legal, technical, and economics aspects of IP is demonstrated by her significant trial experience—and every one of those cases has resulted in a positive outcome for her clients. Having worked on some of the most high-profile IP disputes in recent history, Jodie understands the interplay of IP issues with global business strategy. 

Additionally, Jodie has significant experience with patent disputes in Section 337 investigations, from Initial Determinations to Enforcement Proceedings, before the U.S. International Trade Commission (U.S.I.T.C.). She has served as trial counsel in some of the most complex, high-stakes Section 337 investigations, including Qualcomm v. Apple and Cisco v. Arista.

Jodie also has experience in patent prosecution, having examined patent applications relating to business cryptography, e-commerce, and business methods, at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Prior to founding JWC Legal, Jodie began her legal career in the Intellectual Property group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Jodie is admitted to practice in California. She will also be admitted to practice in Colorado and D.C. soon.

California Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Chiefs of Intellectual Property (ChIPs)

Asian American Bar Association

National Cannabis Bar Association

California Cannabis Bar Association

National Cannabis Industry Association

Jodie W. Cheng, P.C. d/b/a JWC Legal | a california corporation | 2017—2019