From online retailers and software licensees to manufacturers and app developers, Jeff helps clients across a vast range of industries protect, preserve, and monetize their intellectual property. Whether safeguarding a patented process, a distinctive logo or encrypted software, his skillful guidance allows companies to maintain their competitive edge.
Representing clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, Jeff’s practice focuses on patent, copyright and trademark law. He is proficient in U.S. and foreign patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution. Jeff brings extensive experience negotiating intellectual property licenses, as well as filing and defending reexaminations, oppositions and cancellations at the USPTO. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of lawsuits involving intellectual property rights.
In addition to patent and trademark prosecution, Jeff regularly performs due diligence studies of intellectual property assets, including analyzing patent and trademark portfolios, conducting patent and trademark searches, and preparing opinions regarding infringement and validity. His practice involves counseling clients and negotiating a wide array of IP and technology agreements, including patent and trademark licenses, manufacturing agreements, software licenses and technology services agreements.
Jeff advises clients in a wide range of compliance-related issues that companies face when doing business in the U.S., such as FDA and FTC advertising and labelling requirements, open-source software licensing, and privacy issues related to the collection and use of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) under HIPAA and state laws. His work abroad includes assisting clients with export controls governing encrypted software, FCPA issues when bidding on contracts, and privacy issues under the GDPR and PIPEDA when importing data into the U.S.