Jonathan W. Parthum

  • Senior Associate at Cahn & Samuels, LLP (7 Attorneys)
  • 1100 17th Street, N.W., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036
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JONATHAN (JON) W. PARTHUM is a patent lawyer in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution practice group. He prosecutes patent applications in a variety of technology areas such as printers, optics, consumer electronics, wireless communication, and software. He also assists clients by drafting patent applications and providing counseling on matters such as the patentability of new inventions, portfolio management and freedom to operate analysis. In addition, Mr. Parthum has experience in the appeals process, such as drafting appeal documents and conducting oral hearings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the post-grant arena, Mr. Parthum has experience with inter partes reexamination proceedings as well as inter partes review proceedings.

Prior to joining Oblon, Spivak, Mr. Parthum worked as a software engineer for Kollmorgen Electro-Optical and BAE Systems. At Kollmorgen, Mr. Parthum updated and tested embedded software to control optronic mast systems and also gained experience with electronic imaging and integrated sensor optics. At BAE, Mr. Parthum designed, implemented, and tested embedded software on various infrared jamming systems to control movement and tracking for laser targeting.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)



Fast-Tracking Your Way to a Patent
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Practice Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Keeping up with Patent Reform in 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Etablissement d'une cour européenne des brevets; ce que peut apporter la CAFC (Establishing A European Patent Court: Insights From The United States Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Patent Reform: The Debate Continues Into 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Electrical Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Prosecution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-331-8777  Phone
202-331-3838  Fax
University Attended:
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S., Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2009, Virginia; 2009, Massachusetts

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