Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Leading California IP Attorney with Broad Range of Technological and Litigation Expertise

Jo Dale Carothers Joins as Shareholder, Strengthening Firm’s IP Capabilities and Extending Reach into San Diego

SAN DIEGO (January 14, 2015) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading full service law firms, announced that Jo Dale Carothers has joined the firm as a shareholder and will head the firm’s Intellectual Property group. She will also become a member of the firm’s Litigation group. Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, Carothers was a partner with Covington & Burling LLP.

Carothers is active in various areas of intellectual property law and has significant patent litigation and trial experience. Her practice emphasizes patent and trade secret litigation and IP licensing in electrical and computer engineering, including electronics, embedded systems and high-performance computing, microprocessors/microcontrollers, memory devices, wireless communications devices and protocols, smartphones and smart TVs (along with applications), in-home networking for computing and entertainment, consumer electronics, semiconductor process and fabrication technology, packaging, power conversion, and software for numerous applications. Carothers has represented companies in litigation in federal district and state courts across the country, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in Section 337 investigations in the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

“The addition of Jo Dale will significantly enhance and strengthen Weintraub Tobin’s established IP practice,” stated Michael Kvarme, managing partner of Weintraub Tobin. “Her impressive and widely acknowledged expertise in IP counseling and litigation will provide significant value to our clients and complement our existing robust and sophisticated team.”

Weintraub Tobin’s IP team of attorneys represents a diverse roster of clients in all areas of intellectual property law. The firm’s IP practice encompasses industries ranging from biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electronics, communications and software to fashion and entertainment. The firm’s IP team assists their clients with identifying and protecting their intellectual property rights and defends them anywhere a client does business. With the addition of Carothers, Weintraub Tobin expands its total number of IP litigators and practitioners and extends its reach further south into San Diego, where a large biotech and high tech presence exists.

“I am delighted to join Weintraub Tobin’s well-developed IP practice and hope to add to its deep bench of talented IP attorneys,” stated Carothers. “I was impressed with the firm’s commitment to expanding the IP practice, as well as its continued growth.”

Among her numerous professional accolades, Carothers was named a “San Diego Super Lawyer” in 2014. She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Carothers is currently the president of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA).