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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 considers his primary role is to serve as a problem solver for his clients.  As a member of the firm’s intellectual property litigation group, he approaches every matter with the goal of quickly identifying the key issues in every dispute, and resolving them as quickly and as cost efficiently as possible. 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 Heidrick’s practice focuses on litigating complex matters with an emphasis on patent and copyright matters, contract disputes, personal injury and product liability matters, and trade secret disputes. In addition to his courtroom experience, he possesses a strong knowledge of discovery and trial tactics including issues related to e-discovery. He also has experience negotiating contracts in a variety of disciplines.

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 and has represented numerous clients in multiple states at both the state and federal level.

Jay is a frequent CLE presenter on civil litigation matters and is involved in numerous civic and legal organizations.
  • 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.
  • Represented a 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. Polsinelli obtained a $26.9 million judgment for the client.
  • 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.
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Best Practices in Dealing with Post Cyber Attack Litigation Risk in 2015
The Knowledge Group
Panelist
June 2, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
May 28, 2015
Case Study Case Studies
Mar 13, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
January 20, 2015
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Electronic Discovery
Topeka Bar Association Technology Convention
September 2010
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Electronic Discovery
Kansas Paralegal Association
June 2010
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Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery
The Impact and Use of ESI in Civil Discovery, Institute for Paralegal Education
June 2009
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Winning Your First Civil Trial
National Business Institute
December 2008
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Ethics, Evidence and Experts
National Business Institute
April 2008
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Winning Your First Civil Trial
National Business Institute
December 2007
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