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Molly A. Jones

Phone: +1 415.365.7221
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San Francisco, CA 94111

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.

Molly earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she 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. While attending law school, Molly also externed at the Northern District of California and studied abroad at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. 

Representative Matters

  • 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. 


  • Duke University, B.A. biology (2008) with distinction
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2014) cum laude


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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"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)
Media Mentions
"2020 Trade Secrets Year In Review," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 28, 2021). Presenters: Molly A. Jones, Raija Horstman, and Julia Milewski.
"Final ITC Ruling in Botox Rival Case Creates More Head-Lines," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (January 15, 2021). Authors: Molly A. Jones, Vincent J. Galluzzo and Joshua Pond.
LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Defeats Preliminary Injunction Motion, Securing Swift Dismissal of Case Seeking to Halt University of California Flu Vaccination Requirement (Dec.21.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"ITC Decision Adds New Wrinkle to Ban of Botox Competitor in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (December 18, 2020). Authors: Molly A. Jones and Vincent J. Galluzzo.
"Court Denies TRO in “The Lost Lincoln” Misappropriation Case," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (October 16, 2020). Authors: William C. Pellett and Molly A. Jones.
"Too Much or Never Enough? Another Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim Dismissed," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (August 25, 2020). Authors: Molly A. Jones and Michelle Chipetine.

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