Emily Tait has been a trusted advisor in complex intellectual property and technology matters for over 20 years, earning a reputation as one of Michigan's "Notable Women in the Law." A leader of Jones Day's global autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, and robotics (AVAIR) team, Emily is sought out for her experience and thought leadership on legal and ethical issues posed by AI.
Emily develops IP protection, enforcement, and risk management strategies related to trade secrets, data, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. She conducts IP due diligence and advises clients on IP issues arising in corporate transactions and technology agreements. Her work has increasingly focused on generative artificial intelligence, particularly IP issues arising from the use of generative AI tools. Her matters span diverse industries and technologies, including autonomous and automated systems, simulation software, electric vehicles, life sciences and health care tech, mobility, fintech, and consumer products.
Emily has represented clients in patent litigation, as well as disputes involving vehicle and system hacking, trade secret and data theft, copyright infringement (including copyrighted software and data compilations), cybersecurity breaches, and computer fraud. She has authored numerous case dispositive briefs and critical motions at the trial court level and in appeals that were favorably resolved by the Federal Circuit.
Emily is a registered patent attorney, holds an advanced degree in international IP, and has certifications in AI and open source software auditing and risk assessment.
Emily maintains an active pro bono practice and also serves as the diversity chair and training partner in the Detroit Office.