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Molly A. Jones


Molly A. Jones is an Intellectual Property and Litigation counsel in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office. Her practice emphasizes patent, trademark, technology licensing, and other commercial disputes in a range of industries including software, biotechnology, commercial real estate, education, health care, and food and beverage. She has represented clients in matters in the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, Eastern District of Texas, and California state courts. Molly has also second-chaired a trademark infringement trial in the Western District of Texas.

During law school, Molly was the executive symposium editor of the Hastings Law Journal and co-authored amicus curiae briefs in two landmark patent cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, Molly also externed at the Northern District of California and studied abroad at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. 


  • Duke University, B.A. Biology (2008) With Distinction
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2014) cum Laude


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Intellectual Property Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation & Trial

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Trademark Litigation

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  • Representing the University of California in obtaining a $50 million settlement and public apology from the University of Southern California and one of its faculty members over USC’s 2015 raid on an Alzheimer’s Disease research program at UC San Diego, a result reported on the front page of the Los Angeles Times as a "jaw-dropping conclusion" to "unprecedented litigation" concerning the protection of academic research.
  • Confidential Failed ERP Installation Arbitration (San Francisco JAMS ADR, 2019). Represented an international provider of online educational services in a confidential arbitration against multinational software corporation in a recovery action related to a failed Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software installation. Matter resolved on eve of merits hearing. 
  • Software License Audit Defense. Represented several software licensees, in numerous industries, in contentious software audits and licensing disputes against global enterprise software providers. 
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Recognizes Crowell & Moring’s Molly Jones and Suzanne Rode for Pro Bono Efforts (October 27, 2022)
Firm News / Announcement
"California AG Interprets “Inferences” Under CCPA," Privacy Law Alert (May 26, 2022). Contacts: Christiana State, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, Molly A. Jones, Jacob Canter
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Economic Value of Nonprofits—Donor and Participant Lists," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (June 30, 2021). Authors: Molly A. Jones and Pembe Besingi.
Civil Rights Groups Achieve Voting Rights Victory in Louisiana (June 16, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"Senator Lindsey Graham’s Proposed Legislation Seeks to Combat “Chinese Purloining” of U.S. Trade Secrets," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (May 10, 2021). Authors: Molly A. Jones and Kevin D. Cacabelos.
"Bunch O’ Balloons Trade Secret Dispute Results in Bunch O’ Appeals," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (April 6, 2021). Authors: Siri Rao, Molly A. Jones and Warrington Parker.
"Florida Lawmakers Seek to Address Corporate Espionage in Proposed Legislation," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 9, 2021). Authors: Molly A. Jones, Caroline E. Brown and Kevin D. Cacabelos.
"ITC Finds Trade Secret Misappropriation and Bars Electric Vehicle Batteries from SK Innovation—With Exceptions," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (February 11, 2021). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss, Molly A. Jones and Joshua Pond.
ITC’s Botox Ruling Could Have Public Interest Implications IPWatchdog (February 4, 2021)
Press Coverage
"2020 Trade Secrets Year In Review," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 28, 2021). Presenters: Molly A. Jones, Raija Horstman, and Julia Milewski.

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