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Jesse L.Jenike-Godshalk


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Jesse L.Jenike-Godshalk


Focus Areas

Intellectual Property Enforcement and Litigation

  • Obtained complete defense verdict for international athletic apparel company following jury trial in trademark infringement litigation in which plaintiff sought more than $1 billion in damages
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of manufacturer of packaged nails and screws in trademark and trade dress infringement litigation, leading to favorable settlement
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of medical device manufacturer in ongoing trade secrets litigation
  • Represented large oil company in enforcement of its trademark portfolio through demand letters and lawsuits
  • Represented packaging manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving a patent covering a process for preparing pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Successfully pursued multiple trademark infringement cases on behalf of a company that markets and licenses fat reduction procedures
  • Aggressively litigated copyright infringement case on behalf of Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer, leading the plaintiff, who had sought millions of dollars in damages, to settle for nuisance value

Breach of Contract Litigation

  • Obtained complete plaintiff’s verdict for international advisory and consulting firm following jury trial in a dispute over financing for construction of a hotel
  • Obtained complete plaintiff’s judgment for fuel broker following bench trial in a dispute over fuel products
  • Obtained favorable settlement for large international company following prolonged litigation over production of a food ingredient
  • Obtained favorable settlement for defendant manufacturer of supply chain technologies following litigation over whether plaintiff was entitled to success fee in connection with providing financial advisory services

Class Action Defense

  • Represented senior living community in putative class action involving claims for violations of various Ohio state statutes and defeated plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, leading to favorable settlement
  • Successfully moved to dismiss all claims against technology start-up in putative class action involving alleged wiretapping
  • Represented international electronics company in putative class action litigation

Other Litigation

  • Successfully moved to dismiss four of five claims against airline, leading to settlement of remaining breach of contract claim for nuisance value
  • Represented manufacturer of food flavoring in defense of multiple toxic tort cases
  • Represented large public university in litigation involving numerous tort and contract claims
  • “The Use of AI in Your IP Practice,” Association of Intellectual Property Firms, May 23, 2023
  • “Trademark-Based Disputes Over Internet Domain Names,” Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting, September 27, 2022
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2019-2021

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP), President
  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Ambassador
  • International Trademark Association, Member of INTA Bulletins Committee

Professional Activities

  • University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Vice President
  • Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Barrister and Member of Executive Committee

Community Activities

  • United Way Leaders Society


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2011,

    summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati Law Review, editor-in-chief; Human Rights Quarterly, senior articles editor

  • The University of Chicago, M.A., 2006
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., 2002,

    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


  • German