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Jessica N. Clemente

Senior Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1427
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Jessica helps clients resolve complex intellectual property disputes with a pragmatic and decisive value-added approach. Highly regarded for her creative problem solving, Jessica has represented inventors, manufacturers, and technology companies on a wide range of claims relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

In addition to her intellectual property litigation work, Jessica represents companies and individuals in state and federal commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including matters relating to non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition, and other business torts.

Within HSE, Jessica is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and a representative on the firm’s Associates’ Committee. Jessica also serves as the firm’s Liaison to the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Co-Chair, Campaign for Justice
  • Co-Chair, Women’s Connection Committee, GRAWA
  • Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Committee to Establish and Member, Commission to Advance and Support Women in the Law, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Young Lawyers Section, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Founding Member and Executive Team Member of the Associate Board, The Center for Youth Services
  • Attorney Volunteer, Rochester Teen Court

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Finalist, ATHENA International Young Professional Award, 2021
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2016-2021
  • Recipient, "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, The Daily Record, June 2017
  • Recipient, Honorable Judith S. Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship, 2016
  • Albany Law School
    • Executive Editor, New York Appeals, Albany Law Review
    • Founders Scholarship and David D. Siegel Scholarship

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represented a global provider of resilient positioning, navigation, and timing solutions in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and other business torts in the Northern District of Texas. Successfully defended against a preliminary injunction and ultimately resolved the case through a favorable settlement.
  • Represented an apparel and fashion distribution company in a case involving copyright infringement, violation of right of publicity, and other business torts. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
  • Served on the trial team for a telecommunications technology company plaintiff in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of a non-disclosure agreement, fraud, and joint inventorship of a patent. Case settled after completion of the first week of jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented an inventor in a case alleging infringement of a design patent, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of a non-disclosure agreement, and other business torts. Negotiated a favorable settlement.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Dissenting at New York’s Federal Appeals Court: An Empirical Study of Second Circuit Dissents and the Frequent Dissenter, Judge Rosemary Pooler,” 75 Albany Law Review 1121, 2012

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Select Issues in Modern Contract Law,” Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, March 2020
  • Presenter, "Nuts & Bolts of Personal Jurisdiction in Civil Practice," Monroe County Bar Association, May 15, 2018
  • Presenter, "Nuts and Bolts Civil Practice: From Note of Issue to Trial Date," Monroe County Bar Association, December 2016

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • SUNY Geneseo, B.A., cum laude
HSE Law
257
Jessica N. Clemente
Senior Associate
jclemente@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1427
fax: 585.232.2152

Jessica helps clients resolve complex intellectual property disputes with a pragmatic and decisive value-added approach. Highly regarded for her creative problem solving, Jessica has represented inventors, manufacturers, and technology companies on a wide range of claims relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

In addition to her intellectual property litigation work, Jessica represents companies and individuals in state and federal commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including matters relating to non-disclosure agreements, unfair competition, and other business torts.

Within HSE, Jessica is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and a representative on the firm’s Associates’ Committee. Jessica also serves as the firm’s Liaison to the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a global provider of resilient positioning, navigation, and timing solutions in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and other business torts in the Northern District of Texas. Successfully defended against a preliminary injunction and ultimately resolved the case through a favorable settlement.
  • Represented an apparel and fashion distribution company in a case involving copyright infringement, violation of right of publicity, and other business torts. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
  • Served on the trial team for a telecommunications technology company plaintiff in a case alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of a non-disclosure agreement, fraud, and joint inventorship of a patent. Case settled after completion of the first week of jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented an inventor in a case alleging infringement of a design patent, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of a non-disclosure agreement, and other business torts. Negotiated a favorable settlement.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, Campaign for Justice
  • Co-Chair, Women’s Connection Committee, GRAWA
  • Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Committee to Establish and Member, Commission to Advance and Support Women in the Law, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Young Lawyers Section, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Founding Member and Executive Team Member of the Associate Board, The Center for Youth Services
  • Attorney Volunteer, Rochester Teen Court

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, ATHENA International Young Professional Award, 2021
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2016-2021
  • Recipient, "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award, The Daily Record, June 2017
  • Recipient, Honorable Judith S. Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship, 2016
  • Albany Law School
    • Executive Editor, New York Appeals, Albany Law Review
    • Founders Scholarship and David D. Siegel Scholarship

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Albany Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • SUNY Geneseo, B.A., cum laude

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