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Background

Jonathan’s practice emphasizes client counseling, patent prosecution, and portfolio management in a number of technical fields, including computer software, telecommunications, and financial technologies. His clients include international Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, startups, and individuals located locally in Dallas and around the world. In managing his worldwide client list, Jonathan leverages his extensive experience to provide informed and strategic advice to clients across a variety of industries and technologies. Through a prosecution style that emphasizes customer service with clients and patent examiners.

In the computer software field, Jonathan and his team have significant experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications for one of the world’s leaders in enterprise application software and cloud computing, as well as working with inventions related to Internet of Things (IoT), software-as-a-service (SAAS), network and cloud security, multi-tenant cloud management and processing, distributed and cloud-based data and user management, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, business intelligence and advanced analytics, in-memory and relational databases, e-Commerce solutions, travel and expense management systems, and more.

In the telecommunications field, Jonathan and his team have significant experience preparing and prosecuting original drafted and in-bound foreign patent applications for one of the world’s largest telecommunications corporations. Jonathan also personally manages and leads the prosecution team handling 5G- and 4G- related inventions, including those covered by various telecommunication standards.

Outside the software and telecommunications fields, Jonathan has significant hands-on experience with patent applications related to mobile payment solutions and security, advanced financial customer analyses and operations, digital rights management, internet applications, mobile apps, financial instrument imaging and processing, and medical devices.

Jonathan also invests hundreds of hours annually in pro bono support to inventors of all income brackets through several pro bono agencies, including the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts’ Patent Pro Bono for Inventors program and the Federal Circuit Bar Associations PTO Pro Bono Program. His work for these pro bono clients has included protecting and advising related to inventions for child car safety devices, advanced crash detection and notification systems, software applications for social and educational improvement, and fire suppression devices, among many others.

Several times each year, Jonathan assists in presenting and leading PatentLab, the firm’s internal patent training program on patent procurement and due diligence for new hires and outside counsel.

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law 2006
J.D.
Associate Editor, Corporate Counsel Symposium (2005-2006); Staff Member (2004-2005), SMU Law Review
cum laude


University of Texas at Austin 2003
Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • Texas 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member: The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, 2011-2012

Other Distinctions

Recognized in “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” by IAM Patent 1000 (2019).

Recent Speaking Engagements

Presenter at Texas General Counsel Forum: Negotiating, Preserving & Managing Your IP Rights In Your Vendor & Partner Agreements (June 14, 2017).

Speaker: DFW Chapter of Chinese Institute of Engineer’s Emerging Technology Symposium, “Transforming Innovative Ideas into Intellectual Property – IP and Digital Media,” August 2011

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