Jill R. Heybl


Jill is Counsel in Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s intellectual property group. She practices extensively in trademark and trade dress prosecution. Jill has expertise in trademark watching, trademark clearance and infringement investigations and opinions, trademark disputes, and U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings such as appeals, oppositions, and cancellations. She represents clientele from various technologies focusing on consumer products and services.  Jill practices regularly before the United States Patent and Trademark Office prosecuting trademark applications and advises clients worldwide on securing their intellectual property rights.

Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo in 1990. In 1993, she earned his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.

Prior to joining the FCOP, Jill was an attorney at Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott, practicing in the area of intellectual property with an emphasis in trademark prosecution, including drafting trademark applications, responses to office actions, appeals, and licensing agreements. She also previously worked for the Beach Procter McCarthy & Slaughter, Bull Cohn, and Tharpe & Howell, where she performed all aspects of civil litigation.

Practice Groups

Bar and Professional

  • State Bar of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • B.A., California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo, Political Science, 1990
  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 1993

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