Jonathan S. Werner

Patent Counsel

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1669
F +1.202.861.1783

Overview

A registered patent attorney, Jonathan Werner focuses his practice on patent counseling, patent preparation and prosecution, and intellectual property due diligence in the biomedical, electromechanical and mechanical technology industries for domestic and international clients. Jonathan also assists clients with developing and strengthening their intellectual property portfolios.

Jonathan has worked with utility and design patents covering a broad range of technologies, including medical devices, surgical devices, power tools, manufacturing equipment and consumer goods. His experience working as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gives him a depth of understanding regarding the patent application process and the functions of the USPTO, helping him navigate his clients' needs with ease and efficiency. His knowledge of the examination process further helps him provide strategic counseling to clients seeking to expand their patent portfolios. In addition, Jonathan conducts due diligence investigations and prepares freedom-to-operate assessments as well as patentability and invalidity opinions.

Select Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications on behalf of a large international manufacturer of consumer and commercial-grade machinery.
  • Managed patent portfolio for a large medical device company and provided strategic counseling and advice to strengthen patent positions.
  • Assisted with an ex parte reexamination proceeding at the USPTO and related litigation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
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Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications on behalf of a large international manufacturer of consumer and commercial-grade machinery.
  • Managed patent portfolio for a large medical device company and provided strategic counseling and advice to strengthen patent positions.
  • Assisted with an ex parte reexamination proceeding at the USPTO and related litigation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Conducted patentability searches and prepared patentability opinions for a domestic engineering product development company. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Prior Positions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office: Patent Examiner

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 68,296
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Economics, Rutgers University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa