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Jacob's practice focuses on patent litigation: he represents U.S and foreign clients as both plaintiffs and defendants at every stage of a patent dispute, from pre-complaint investigation and freedom-to-operate opinions through arbitration or trial in federal district court or before the U.S. International Trade Commission and appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also represents clients in post-grant challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
With a background in mechanical engineering and industry experience, Jacob speaks the technical languages of his clients. Passionate about learning the details of their technologies, operations, and inventions, he then merges that knowledge with his legal expertise and strategizes with his clients to secure the best possible results within the context of their ultimate business goals. Jacob is proficient in advising clients on multi-faceted disputes that span many tribunals. Jacob is equally adept at working side-by-side with domestic in-house counsel well-versed in the complexities of American patent litigation as he is providing guidance to foreign companies new to the U.S. marketplace and legal system.
Prior to joining PV Law, Jacob practiced law at an AmLaw Top 10 global law firm, where, in addition to maintaining his litigation and post-grant review practice, he prosecuted patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Jacob drafted patent applications, advised clients on strategies to maximize patent protection, and argued appeals at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board).
Jacob represents companies across a wide range of industries and technologies, including medical devices, office equipment, semiconductor manufacturing, mobile telecommunications, and power tools.
Prior to attending law school, Jacob worked as a design engineer for a manufacturer of subsea production systems.
- University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
- J.D. - 2007
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- B.S. - 2001
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office