Jamaica PottsSzeliga


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Jamaica is an intellectual property attorney, focusing on IP litigation, patent prosecution, and corporate IP matters.

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For more than 20 years, Jamaica has practiced intellectual property law—litigating cases, obtaining and managing patents, and assisting with corporate matters that have a heavy IP focus.

Jamaica’s practice is wide ranging and includes patent and trade secret litigation, utility and design patent prosecution, corporate work, and regulatory advice. Her focus is on providing clients and their companies with the legal assistance they need to protect, enforce, and commercialize their inventions and innovations.

  • Litigation: Jamaica litigates utility patent disputes as well as cases involving design patents, trade secrets, and contract claims relating to complex technologies. Her cases have spanned from biotechnology, telecommunications, and medical devices to home goods, food and beverage, accessories, and toys. She has experience before multiple district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in both post-grant reviews (PGRs) and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and has both briefed and argued cases before the Federal Circuit and Fourth Circuit. With a degree in chemistry and biology, Jamaica also has represented both pharmaceutical and generic companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, as well as advised companies on the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
  • Prosecution: Jamaica is a member of the USPTO patent bar. She helps inventors obtain and manage their utility and design inventions in multiple technological and design-oriented areas. This includes, for example, filing and pursuing patent applications on mechanical inventions, digital health, and professional services, and also protecting innovations in home goods, fashion, material science, and food.
  • Corporate: As an IP attorney, Jamaica helps her corporate colleagues with business contracts and corporate deals where IP is an important component. This includes drafting and revising NDAs, license agreements, development agreements, master services agreements, and supplier and vendor agreements, among others. She also assists with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures. Jamaica, further, is a member of Seyfarth’s Transactional Risk Insurance team, providing general overviews for certain deals and handling IP, IT, and data privacy issues arising in M&A deals using representations and warranties insurance (RWI).
  • Regulatory: With respect to medical and veterinary devices, Jamaica advises on FDA compliance, particularly concerning marketing and promotional materials. She recently became the co-host of Seyfarth’s Health Care Beat Podcast series. Of note, throughout the pandemic, Jamaica drafted more than two dozen blogs and articles focused on FDA and CDC responses to COVID-19. 

 Jamaica recently was listed in Women We Admire’s "Top 50 Women Leaders in Law of 2022." Women We Admire provides news and information on today's women leaders in business, entertainment, sports, motherhood, medicine, law, and many other fields.

  • JD, Harvard Law School

    Magna cum laude

  • BS, Stanford University

    With distinction
    Minor in Biology

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office - Registered Patent Attorney
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • New York Court of Appeals