Jeremy T. Elman


  • Jeremy T. Elman
  • Phone: +1 650 847 4162

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    260 Homer Avenue, Suite 202
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-2777

Jeremy T. Elman is a partner at Duane Morris, with a focus on intellectual property and technology-related commercial disputes. He regularly represents the world’s leading technology companies and brands. Jeremy has practiced for over a decade each in Silicon Valley and in Miami, allowing him a unique perspective both in the courtroom and in advising clients. Now residing in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office, he is known for his deep factual expertise and passionate advocacy, and is a leading authority on emerging technology patents, trade secrets, open source and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Jeremy has tried cases in a number of federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and has argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Jeremy has received numerous accolades, including achieving the highest score on the Florida bar exam, the “Most Effective Lawyer in IP”, a “Top 20 Cyber Lawyer”, and multiple awards for his pro bono work for environmental causes and for indigent workers. 

Areas of Practice


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Managing IP Rising Star, 2023
  • Litigator of the Week Runner Up, American Lawyer, 2021
  • Top 20 Cyber Lawyer, Daily Journal, 2018
  • Most Effective Lawyer in IP, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, Daily Business Review, 2013
  • Wavemaker Award, Surfrider Foundation, 2009
  • Highest Grade, Florida Bar Exam, 2007
  • Wiley P. Manuel Award, California Bar, 2004


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002
    - Senior Editor, American University Law Review
    - Highest Grade Award, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1999

Professional Activities

  • Sedona Conference Working Group on Trade Secrets (WG12) (2022-present), Clean Room Drafting Team (2023-present)
  • Trade Secret Committee, Intellectual Property Owners’ Association, (2022-2023)

  • Mentor, Clean Tech Open (2017-2019)
  • Citizens Board, University of Miami (2015-2017)
  • Advisor, CodeLitt Incubator (2015-2018)
  • Federal Courts Practice Committee, Florida Bar (2014-2017)
  • Mentor, Venture Hive (2013-2017)


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2023-present
  • Allen & Overy LLP
    - Senior Counsel, 2021-2023
  • White & Case LLP
    - Counsel, 2019-2021
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    - Partner, 2017-2019
  • DLA Piper LLP
    - Partner, 2013-2017
  • McDermott Will and Emery
    - Associate/Partner, 2004-2013

Selected Publications

Media Hits

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "The Use of Clean Rooms to Minimize Risk and Protect Innovations," The Sedona Conference Annual Meeting, September 11, 2023 
  • Featured Speaker, "Trade Secret Litigation Report 2023," Lex Machina Webinar, July 13, 2023
  • Panelist, “Trends in Securing and Enforcing Trade Secrets,” Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter, May 19, 2021
  • Speaker, “Don’t Blame Tech Companies for Outdated Software Laws,” Berkeley Law, January 14, 2020
  • Panelist, “Willful Infringement: More Than Two Years After Halo, How Are Practitioners Advising Their Counsel on Willfulness Issues," Patent Disputes Forum, April 17, 2019
  • Panelist, “AI Goes to Court,” Corporate Counsel Symposium, October 30, 2018
  • Moderator, “Do Patents Really Drive Innovation and Value?” May 16, 2018
  • Speaker, “How IP Litigation Will Be Impacted by New Technologies: AI, Smart Devices and Cryptocurrencies,” March 14, 2018