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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 2002
    • B.A., Kansas State University, 1999, History; Men's Basketball Team Member
Jay Heidrick regularly advises clients in both transactional and litigation matters relying on his extensive experience in intellectual property, contracts, and trade secrets. He views his primary role as to serve as a problem solver so that his clients can focus on their business instead of their legal concerns. To do this, Jay works hard to not only understand the problem at hand but also the client’s individual business and goals so he can reach the best resolution possible for the long term benefit of his clients. Whether the resolution is through settlement, motion practice, or trial, he recognizes the toll litigation can take on his clients’ businesses, and he aggressively seeks creative and rapid resolutions to disputes.

Jay is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in both Kansas and Missouri. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, as well as numerous appellate jurisdictions. He has represented clients in numerous jurisdictions at both the state and federal level across the country.
  • Lead trial attorney on defense of patent infringement matter in the Eastern District of Texas where jury returned a finding of no infringement and invalidated the patent under 35 U.S.C. § 101. It is believed this is the first case where a jury invalidated a patent under section 101 since the Federal Circuit’s decision in Berkheimer. 
  • Litigated and argued successful appeal for banking software provider, wherein the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals clarified law to allow demand letters sent by non-practicing entities to be a basis for personal jurisdiction and venue.
  • Lead attorney in matter where Polsinelli obtained a $26.9 million judgment for national telecommunications company in a handset trafficking case where the defendants were found liable for tortiously interfering with the contract between the client and its customers.
  • Represented a telecommunications company after the Supreme Court held that Laches did not apply to patent cases and remanded the case. The asserted claims dealt with transmitting a call-waiting tone without transmitting the caller-ID information. Polsinelli analogized this to an assistant knocking on the door and telling someone on the phone that there was another call; the judge agreed and the case was dismissed on summary judgment.
  • Advised clients in negotiating contracts on a variety of different topics including: terms and conditions for the sale of wireless handsets; collegiate football head coach; business related to internet memberships and collegiate fan sites; intellectual property licenses.
  • Defended a publicly traded company against allegations that its online bill payment system infringed upon a plaintiff’s patent by utilizing a secure log-on process. Directed discovery efforts and motion practice, which ultimately resulted in a resolution of the claim.
  • Drafted appellate briefs seeking to affirm a judgment the client received from the trial court for the defendant’s breach of contract. Ultimately, was affirmed by the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
  • Defended a national bank from numerous claims asserted by a pro se plaintiff, resulting in a dismissal of the matter. Later briefed and argued the case before the Missouri Court of Appeals, which affirmed the dismissal.
  • Obtained defense jury verdict for client in patent infringement matter. Plaintiff accused client’s system of calculating fuel tax of infringing its patent. We obtained a defense jury verdict of non-infringement after a two week trial in the District of Delaware.
  • Represented a financial service provider in three separate actions accusing our client’s check processing software and processes of infringement. Polsinelli was successful in getting the PTAB to grant a CBMR petition, and eventually invalided all claims asserted against the client. The Federal Court agreed, resulting in a complete win for the client.
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