ProfessionalsJennifer Rea Deneault
An associate in the Litigation Department, Jennifer R. Deneault focuses her practice on patent litigation matters. Jennifer has represented clients in jury and bench trials in federal district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and has litigated patents in technical areas ranging from nucleotide sequencing to cathode battery material to sonar technology.
Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Jennifer clerked for Judge Robert W. Schroeder III at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas from 2015 to 2016. She served as a judicial extern to Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark and Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in 2014. Jennifer also served as a judicial extern to Judge Pauline Newman in fall of 2013 and Judge Randall R. Rader in spring of 2014 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; ITC Judge Theodore R. Essex in summer of 2013; and Judge Susan G. Braden at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in spring of 2013.
During law school, Jennifer examined fuel cell and battery patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and served as Notes Editor for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. Before law school, she worked as a chemical engineer for two years. Jennifer received her B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University. At Cornell, she served as President of the Society of Women Engineers and received the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award from Diversity Programs in Engineering.
Jennifer is active in the New York IP Law Association and Federal Circuit Bar Association. She has presented on issues such as the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice, the Patent Trademark and Appeal Board, and diversity.