Law School/Year: Michigan Law School, 1990
College/Year: University of California at Irvine, 1987
California; Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court for Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; District of Colorado
Intellectual Property; Patent, Trademark & Copyright; Business Litigation.
Randy Kay’s practice focuses on patent, trade secret and other intellectual property and technology disputes. Kay has testified as an expert witness on the standard of care for handling trade secret litigation and trials. In the past year, Kay has won Markman hearings in jurisdictions from Portland, Maine to San Diego, California. Practice highlights include jury trial victories in New York and California courts and winning in the Ninth Circuit and California appellate courts. Kay particularly enjoyed making a difference for a small family business in its multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a former business partner who misappropriated the plaintiff’s IP.
Kay is a partner in Jones Day’s Intellectual Property practice. Kay heads Jones Day’s global trade secret subpractice. In 2008, IP Law & Business named Kay to its inaugural list of “Top 50 Under 45” IP lawyers in the nation. Kay has been named in the Best Lawyers in America and in San Diego Super Lawyers. Kay’s most recent speaking engagements include presentations to the State Bar of California and the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association on trade secret litigation, and moderating a program on hot topics in patent litigation at the Southern District of California’s District Conference.
Kay’s community involvement includes serving as a Lawyer Representative to the Southern District of California, participating as a master of the bench in the J. Clifford Wallace chapter of the American Inns of Court, and volunteering as a Director for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. As part of his work with the State Bar of California, Kay conceived, edited and authored the treatise “Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California” (second edition published in 2009).
Kay is married to Liza Kay, who owns a boutique residential real estate company in Carmel Valley called 92130 Realty. They have two children (Noah, 11, and Avery, 9) who attend Sage Canyon Elementary in the Del Mar School District.