Jonathan's technical training is in chemistry. Adding to his background is a Master's degree in Bioethics where he focused his research and writing on the ethics of technological regulation at the federal level. His practice is in intellectual property law, including, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Jonathan's patent practice focuses on inventions related to chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science. Example industries that he routinely prepares and prosecutes patent applications in include the energy, medical, and cleaning industries. Representative clients that Jonathan has worked for include Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, and individual inventors. Jonathan also actively litigates intellectual property lawsuits with experience in state and federal courts. Jonathan has argued at the Federal Circuit and before multiple USPTO panels. Jonathan’s litigation experience includes examination of witnesses at a federal jury trial, arguing evidentiary motions and objections at federal trial, motion practice in both state and federal courts, including claim construction, complex evidentiary issues, summary judgment, and post-trial briefing. He also actively represents clients in filing and prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO. He is the Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association IP Section Council (2017 - 2019) and is Division Chair for the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemistry and the Law (2018).Jonathan joined McKee, Voorhees & Sease as an Associate Attorney in September 2012. During law school, Jonathan was Research Editor for Volume 60 of Drake Law Review, served as a junior staff member of Drake Law Review, was Vice President of Drake Law School's Intellectual Property Law Society, was a member of Drake Law School's Intellectual Property Moot Court Team, and was a Research Assistant to Visiting Professor Miguel Schor. He had the honor of publishing his student note addressing a federal circuit split relating to copyright registration timing in Volume 60 of Drake Law Review.
You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.