- Super Lawyers, Washington Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation (2021)
Jon practices intellectual property litigation, with a focus on representing life sciences, technology, and consumer goods companies in patent infringement disputes. He has successfully represented clients in all phases of disputes, from discovery, claim construction, and summary judgment through trial and appeal.
Jon has litigated in venues throughout the country, including federal district courts in Washington, California, Texas, and Delaware, as well as the International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a registered patent attorney, Jon has represented petitioners and patent owners before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Previously, Jon served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Leonard Davis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Jon relies on this experience to develop effective strategies to resolve patent and other intellectual property disputes.
Jon is actively involved in the local legal community, including serving as a mentor for young attorneys and law students. He also presents on intellectual property issues at CLE and other events.
- Represented manufacturer of high-performance computing systems in multi-patent litigation brought by competitor. Obtained venue transfer through a landmark decision from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on what constitutes a “regular and established place of business” for patent venue, followed by summary judgment of non-infringement.
- Represented domestic LED company in investigation before the International Trade Commission where the complainant sought to preclude the importation of LEDs. Obtained summary determination of no infringement and no domestic industry for two of the three asserted patents. At trial, obtained finding of no infringement, no domestic industry, and patent invalidity for the remaining patent.
- Represented streaming media company against patent infringement claims relating to data synchronization. Obtained dismissal at the pleading stage based on a finding that the patents were invalid for claiming patent ineligible subject matter.
- Represented consumer products company in investigation before the International Trade Commission asserting five patents and one trademark against several foreign entities. Obtained general exclusion order blocking imports of infringing mobile device mounts and accessories.
- Represented athletic shoe and apparel company against patent infringement claims relating to insole cushioning technology. Obtained venue transfer and prepared inter partes review petition leading to invalidity of the asserted claims.
Education & Admissions
J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law
Editor, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology
B.S., cum laude, Bioengineering
University of Washington
Admitted to practice in California and Washington
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office