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Engineer Electrical

Location:
Romeoville, IL
Posted:
April 27, 2014

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QUALIFICATIONS

Senior Patent Litigator with a track record for achieving favorable

outcomes in the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, including

small and mid-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies, in

litigation and transactional matters for companies of various sizes across

a variety of complex technologies, including Internet protocols,

telecommunications, wireless protocols (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, CDMA,

Bluetooth), e-commerce software, computer software and hardware and

database systems. Engineering industry experience with leading

semiconductor and aerospace companies, along with an M.B.A. in Technology

Management. Enjoy working with clients and inventors to learn new

technology areas, keeping up with the latest innovations. Continuously

updating my skills and knowledge in technology and law. Admissions include

Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Texas and

U.S.P.T.O.

EXPERIENCE

Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Chicago, IL

2007-present

Partner (2010-present)

Associate (2007-2010)

Litigated and counseled on patent matters for companies of various sizes

across a variety of complex technologies, managing all aspects of case from

inception, discovery, motion practice through trial, including Internet

protocols, telecommunications, wireless protocols (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, CDMA,

Bluetooth), e-commerce software, computer software and hardware and

database systems.

Recent representative matters:

. Cisco Systems & Motorola Solutions v. Innovatio (NDIL) - Defended

suppliers of Internet wireless routing products in complex multi-

district action concerning patents alleged to pertain to 802.11-

standardized wireless technology, overseeing discovery, drafting

damages, non-infringement and invalidity contentions and defending key

witness depositions, resulting in a favorable settlements for

clients.

. Wi-LAN v. Intel, et al and Wi-LAN v. Motorola, et al (EDTX)- Defended

world's leading suppliers of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth and CDMA products

in litigations brought in the Eastern District of Texas and the

Northern District of California, involving 20 patents asserted against

more than three dozen leading laptop, router and chip companies.

Coordinated discovery, drafted invalidity contentions and defended

technical and damages witnesses in deposition. Matter settled

favorably for client's days before trial.

. Handled transactions in a variety of semiconductor,

telecommunications, software and business outsourcing deals, including

licensing of pharmaceutical, consumer product and software technology.

Recent representative transactional matters:

. Directed review of ongoing litigation dockets, patent portfolios and

licensing agreements, drafting assignments and other IP agreements for

private equity client in IP due diligence process for sale of

portfolio company involved in online banking transaction technology to

a large multinational technology company, valued at $1.65B.

. Assisted in drafting and negotiating settlement agreement for Fortune

500 enterprise technology products

company in settlement of lawsuit for license to plaintiff's patent

portfolio for $1.5M.

Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione Chicago, IL

2004-2007

Associate

Responsible for patent preparation and prosecution for clients in

semiconductor, medical, communications, and automotive industries, drafting

over 100 patent applications and prosecuting over 500 patent applications

from initial filing through post-issuance filings.

. Prepared patent clearance, non-infringement and validity opinions for

transactional and product development due diligence matters in the

electronic, consumer product and automotive technology fields.

. Managed discovery, Markman hearing preparation and summary judgment

motions for several clients in patent litigation involving Internet

and automotive technologies, resulting in favorable settlements for

clients.

Boeing Corp. Mesa, AZ

2003-2004

Liaison Engineer

Responsible for troubleshooting failures in aircraft and missile electrical

and electromechanical systems.

Trainer in electrical theory and electrical engineering.

Motorola, Inc. Mesa, AZ

1998-2003

Sr. Semiconductor Engineer in Microprocessor Semiconductor Fabrication

facilities involving failure and yield analysis.

Responsible for defect reduction projects leading to 5% yield increase.

Intel Corp. Chandler, AZ

1995-1998

Sr. Process Engineer in Microprocessor Semiconductor Fabrication facilities

Responsible for installation, qualification and support of thin film

deposition and analytical process equipment for state-of-the-art 0.35?m

technology.

EDUCATION

Arizona State University College of Law, J.D.

2004

. Certificate, Law Science & Technology Program

. Jurimetrics Journal, Senior Editor

. Center Scholar, Center for Law, Science and Technology

Arizona State University College of Business, M.B.A. Technology Management.

1999

Columbia University, M.S. Electrical Engineering with Certificate in

Telecommunications Engineering. 1999

Cornell University, B.S. Engineering Physics - with distinction

1995

ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court Illinois 2004

U.S.P.T.O. Registered Patent Agent 2003

PUBLICATIONS

. K. Eric Drexler with Jason Wejnert, Nanotechnology and Policy, 45

Jurimetrics J. 1-22 (2004)

. Jason Wejnert, Regulatory Mechanisms for Molecular Nanotechnology, 44

Jurimetrics J. 323 (2004)

. Jason Wejnert, Note, Utah v. Evans and Statistical Methodologies in

Census Apportionment Calculations, 43 Jurimetrics J. 441-453 (2003)



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