Overview

Michael H. Jones’ practice includes patent litigation and patent prosecution, and he also has considerable knowledge and experience in post-grant proceedings, including inter-partes review (IPR) and ex parte reexamination. Conversant in virtually every aspect of intellectual property, Michael becomes a valued member of the client’s team, and a genuinely trusted advisor. For clients ranging from some of the biggest corporations on the planet to promising young companies with revolutionary technologies, Michael is the patent attorney to turn to.

With a substantial technical and scientific background, one of Michael’s particular strengths is an ability to both understand the underlying technology at issue as well as the legal and strategic aspects of his cases. Using this as a foundation, Michael is skilled at communicating complicated concepts in ways that can be understood by his clients, judges, and other stakeholders alike. This capability is useful not only during litigation (e.g., in briefings, arguments in court, and meetings with clients), but in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, which require distilling an invention down to strong claims that are well-aligned with the client’s innovations and distinguishable from the prior art.

Michael has counseled clients who have developed a broad range of technologies, including semiconductor devices and manufacturing, integrated circuits, green energy, terahertz electronics, hardware and protocols for wireless communications, digital media and storage, financial trading systems, online search technology and business analytics, electro-mechanical systems, and Internet-based commerce and security software. Although much of his work is with large multinational clients with complex patent portfolios, Michael also has a significant, and growing, practice with smaller high-technology clients, ranging from startups to growth companies dealing with patent issues for the first time in their evolution. Early-stage companies, particularly in fields such as semiconductor technology, wireless communications, and similar areas, have special needs, which Michael is adept at addressing.

These clients require cost-effective, quick, and accurate assessments of the strategic impact of their patent activity, and an advocate who can easily understand and work with what are sometimes very new, rapidly-changing technologies. For these companies, Michael delivers the same level of expertise, judgment, and professionalism in a much more focused context.

 

Honors & Recognitions

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017-2022)

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Speaking Engagements

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School (Presidential Merit Scholar)

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia (High Distinction)

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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