Jon has published numerous articles and lectured extensively on trial practice, electronic discovery, as well as on patents, trademarks and copyrights. He is a former editor of The Trademark Reporter, which is the official journal of the International Trademark Association. He has been recognized year after year as a leading intellectual property litigation lawyer in Washington, DC by Super Lawyers magazine (2014-2017). Jon is a co-chair of Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
A graduate of Roanoke College, cum laude, he received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where he served on the George Washington University Law Review.
Jon is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia; before U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, the District of Columbia, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Maryland, the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Commission; before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Circuit; and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Roanoke CollegeB.A., 1982
- cum laude
George Washington UniversityJ.D., 1989
- With Honors
- George Washington Law Review, 1988-1989
- District of Columbia
- Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2014-2017)
- Advanced Digital Broadcast
- AT&T Mobility
- Carhartt, Inc.
- Federal-Mogul Corporation
- Seacrets--Jamaica USA
- Urban Outfitters, Inc.
- Federal-Mogul v. Trico, Won a Section 337 patent trial before the International Trade Commission finding that Federal-Mogul’s wiper blade technology was infringed
- Secrets Resorts v. O.C. Seacrets, Won a jury verdict in federal court in Baltimore finding that Secrets Resorts willfully infringed the registered trademark of O.C. Seacrets and awarding O.C. Seacrets punitive damages
- Anheuser-Busch, Inc. v. John Labatt Ltd, Won a jury verdict in favor of Anheuser-Busch that defendant Labatt did not have trademark rights in the words “ice beer” and further that Labatt engaged in false advertising awarding Anheuser-Busch $5 million in punitive damages
- Plant Genetic Systems v. Novartis Seeds, Inc., Represented Plant Genetics Systems in a thirteen day trial in Delaware to enforce certain plant cell patents having heterologous DNA stably integrated into the genome encoding acetyl transferase activity
- Federal-Mogul v. Mevotech, Successfully protected Federal-Mogul’s proprietary ball joint manufacturing technology in a Section 337 proceeding before the International Trade Commission
- Federal-Mogul v. IPD, Successfully protected Federal-Mogul’s “friction-welded steel piston” technology in the Northern District of Ohio
- 800 Adept v. AT&T Mobility LLC, Successfully prevailed at claim construction before the Eastern District of Texas for defendant AT&T Mobility in a patent case that accused the routing of emergency 911 calls resulting in the voluntary dismissal of all claims
- Netcraft v. AT&T Mobility LLC, Represented AT&T Mobility LLC in patent infringement lawsuit before the District of Delaware accusing the sale of digital content purchased over cell phone tower communication systems
- Cotton Incorporated v. Cotton Real Estate, Successfully enjoined the unlawful infringement of the famous Seal of Cotton
- Urban Outfitters v. Navajo Nation, Represented Urban Outfitters in the defense of an infringement lawsuit accusing the use of the term Navajo in connection with clothing
- Certain Integrated Circuit, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same, Won a full defense verdict for a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer accused of infringing multiple semiconductor manufacturing and chip architecture patents
- Advanced Digital Broadcast v. HDMI, Successfully halted through a preliminary injunction proceeding brought in Northern District of California the threatened termination of an HDMI technology adopter
- In the Matter of Certain Agricultural Vehicles, Successfully prosecuted a two week trade dress and grey market good Section 337 proceeding before the International Trade Commission against Chinese and European respondents
- Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Patent Division, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice
- Member, International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Pro Bono Work
Jon has been active in pro bono matters in the Washington, D.C. area
- Represented The Levine School of Music in the appeal of a special exception allowing the private music school to operate in a residentially-zoned neighborhood in Washington D.C.
- Represented a class of Maryland students and families in an action against the City of Baltimore to obtain their constitutionally guaranteed right to an adequate education
Jon frequently writes and presents on intellectual property topics and serves on the faculty for various intellectual property programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Patent Law Institute, as well as other industry organizations.
- Presenter, “Section 337 Enforcement Proceedings for the International Trade Commission,” International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting, May 20–24, 2017.
- A Powerful Weapon Against Infringing Imports, Today’s General Counsel, June/July 2016 Edition
- Stopping Trade Secret Misappropriation At The Border, co-author (IP Frontline 2011)
- Moderator, Trademark Enforcement Before the International Trade Commission, International Trademark Association, Annual Meeting, May 2011, San Francisco, California
- Presenter and Author, Patent Opinion Writing: An Update, Advanced Patent Law Institute, January 20-21, 2011, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia
- Presenter and Author, Recent Developments and Issues on Patent Damages, Advanced Patent Law Institute, January 10-11, 2008, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia
- Presenter and Author, Devising and Executing Discovery Plans in the Age of e-Mail, ALI-ABA Course Study on Litigating Trademark, Domain Name, and Unfair Competition Cases, October 2006, Boston, Massachusetts
- Author, "The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases: Insights and Practice Tips", Computer & Internet Lawyer, Volume 22, Number 10, October 2005
- Presenter and Author, Use of Expert Witnesses, ALI-ABA Course Study on Litigating Trademark, Domain Name, and Unfair Competition Cases, May 2005, Washington, D.C.