Partner, Quinn Emanuel San Francisco
Jordan R. Jaffe is a partner at the international law firm of Quinn Emanuel, resident in the San Francisco office. Jordan is Chair of QE's Autonomous Vehicle Practice. Jordan’s practice focuses on working with cutting edge technology clients on their most important intellectual property and business litigation disputes. Jordan played a leading role in what was likely the most watched technology litigation in the country in 2017-8—Waymo v. Uber. Jordan and others at Quinn Emanuel represented Waymo LLC, formerly Google’s self-driving car program, in an action asserting misappropriation of trade secrets and patent infringement related to Waymo’s self-driving LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) self-driving technology against Uber Technologies, Inc. and Ottomotto LLC. Jordan lead the technical team at Quinn Emanuel, including co-presenting Waymo’s opening statement at trial. Jordan continues to represent autonomous vehicle companies regarding intellectual property, data privacy and other legal issues.
Legal considerations for mass-transit UAM
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