Jeffrey Jacobs has been practicing patent law for more than 20 years. Jeff has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in many areas of electronics, in the United States and internationally. For more than seven years, he was in charge of the intellectual property portfolio for an advanced research division of a large wireless technology company.
There, he chaired the Patent Review Board and headed the patent prosecution team for the Office of the Chief Scientist, a group of about 200 engineers selected by the Chief Scientist to work on long-time-horizon technologies. The Patent Review Board reviews invention disclosures submitted by engineers and decides which should be filed as patent applications (and in which countries), plans prosecution strategy for intellectual property portfolios, conducts patentability searches and reviews search opinions, selects and evaluates law firms, and reviews patent applications for possible declaration to standard-setting organizations, among many other functions.
Jeff drafted and prosecuted (both personally and through supervising outside counsel) hundreds of patent applications in the US and abroad, through the PCT and into the regional and national stage in Europe and the national stage in several countries in Asia, and worked closely with diverse teams of engineers and scientists within the Office of the Chief Scientist on long-time-horizon research and development to develop claim strategy for a patent portfolio appropriate to each country.
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Previously, Jeff worked for patent boutique law firms in Silicon Valley and Texas. Before receiving his J.D., he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering while working as a systems design engineer for a large defense contractor.