Jeff is a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice on patent-related matters with a focus on client counseling, portfolio strategy and management, U.S. and foreign patent preparation/prosecution, and post-grant proceedings. His practice spans a wide range of technologies with a focus on the chemical and life sciences industry including chemical engineering, chemistry, clean energy, and nutritional/pharmaceutical supplements, as well as mechanical and biomechanical engineering, nanotechnology, physics, composite materials, and medical devices. Jeff also has extensive experience preparing complex patentability, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as state-of-the-art analyses. He has represented multiple clients in disputes, both offensive and defensive, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Jeff is a frequent speaker on many IP law issues including joint infringement jurisprudence and the post-Helsinn on-sale bar. He has recently presented Filing Strategies in China: Don’t Forget the Utility Model; Patent Monetization: Options in Patent Sales; and Streamlined PCT Prosecution Strategies to legal teams at many of his industry-leading chemical and packaging clients.
He earned his J.D. at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his B.S.Ch.E. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Before launching his legal career, Jeff worked in the automotive industry as a chemical engineer and as a technical sales engineer for several Fortune 500 companies including 3M Company and Henkel International.