Jeannine Yoo Sano
Class of 1994

Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

San Francisco, CA

With nearly 30 years of intellectual property litigation experience, Jeannine Sano is frequently sought out as lead trial counsel for jury and bench trials in patent and trade secret cases across the country. She has tried cases involving a range of technology fields, such as mobile communications, video processing, graphics, memory, display, semiconductor manufacturing, and medical devices, and prevailed on appeals before the Federal Circuit and the California Court of Appeal. Her trial successes have been recognized by IAM Patent 1000, Managing IPThe Recorder, Daily Journal, and Benchmark Litigation, among other publications and awards.

Jeannine is on the Early Neutral Evaluation panel in the Northern District of California and previously served as Chair of the Patent Litigation and ITC Practice Committees of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property. She also volunteers as faculty for NITA’s trial advocacy programs for practicing attorneys and was a guest instructor for Notre Dame Law School’s trial advocacy program and a judge for the mock trial and patent law programs at Stanford Law School.