Jacob has experience litigating intellectual property matters before federal district and state courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He has also navigated jurisdictional issues associated with asserting patent infringement claims against the United States government when those claims relate to non-government patent infringement litigation in federal district court.
Jacob is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications. He has counseled clients regarding intellectual property portfolio development and strategy; licensing; due diligence; clearance; patent, trademark, and copyright infringement and validity; and patentability. Jacob’s technical background and case experience include molecular biotechnology - including transgenic organisms - and other biosciences, chemistry, agriculture, sustainable energy, software, database management, mechanical, electrical, energetic materials and systems, and firearms.
Through his pro-bono activities, Jacob also has experience regarding obtaining legal status for abused, neglected, or abandoned juveniles under the federal Special Immigrant Juvenile program.
Representative Presentations and Publications
• Supreme Court Confirms Inter Partes Review Is Constitutional, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (April 28, 2018)
• Ninth Circuit Construes Family Movie Act and Affirms Injunction Against Streaming Service, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (August 26, 2017)
• Supreme Court Permits Biosimilar Drugs to Be Marketed Sooner, Author, SWIPLit Blog (June 13, 2017)
• Intellectual Property Implications of a Trump Presidency, Co-Presenter, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2016)
Professional Recognition and Awards
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Intellectual Property Litigation (2018)
•Consumer Litigator of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program, CLS/MCBA (2015)
•Volunteer Legal Program
•Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
•Boy Scouts of America
•Chartered Organization Representative
•Venturing Crew Advisor (2011-2013)
•Youth Flag Football Referee (2007-2011)
•NRA Certified Basic Shotgun Instructor
Other Professional Experience
•Best-Test Analytical Services, Laboratory Technician (1993-2004; 2006-2010)
•AZ Bio/ASU, Plant Biotechnology Lab, Laboratory Technician/Researcher (2004, 2006-2007)
Related News & Events
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings
Volunteer Lawyers Program Honors Snell & Wilmer and its Attorneys at the Annual “For Love of Justice” Pro Bono Awards Ceremony
Professional Memberships & Activities
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•American Bar Association
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•J. Reuben Clark Law Society
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