Overview

Patrick Jewik's practice focuses on building strategic patent portfolios for clients, helping clients reduce the risk of patent infringement, and fintech. He has performed freedom to operate studies, assisted with strategic patent acquisitions, and participated in multi-patent licensing negotiations for his clients.

Mr. Jewik has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a number of different technologies including semiconductors, medical devices, bioinformatics, business methods, computer software and hardware, chemical compositions, and chemical and biological diagnostic systems. He has successfully prosecuted both inter partes and ex parte reexamination applications and reissue patent applications, and has had many of his prosecuted patents litigated. He has also obtained numerous patents for his clients in less than one year using the U.S.P.T.O.'s accelerated examination and prioritized examination processes.

Mr. Jewik also worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he examined patent applications directed to superconductors, semiconductors, electroluminescent devices and materials, and circuit boards.

Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Jewik worked as a process and co-op engineer at IBM Corporation, where he worked in semiconductor manufacturing, circuit board manufacturing and high density magnetic disk research.

Mr. Jewik frequently writes and speaks on different topics in the law. He was recommended by Legal 500 US for Patent Prosecution in 2015 and the three years immediately preceding. Mr. Jewik was also recognized as an "IP Star" in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

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Represented numerous companies in the financial services, toy, clinical instrument, office products, and semiconductor industries to developing their US and foreign patent portfolios and managed teams of attorneys and agents to execute against strategic portfolio building plans.

Represented numerous clients to obtain patents in the PTO's accelerated examination process to obtain patents in about one year or less concerning Notification Social Networking (U.S. Patent No. 7,668,785), On-Line Authorization in Access Environment (U.S. Patent No. 7,567,920), Security Apparatus Including Attachment Device (U.S. Patent No. 8,042,366), Security Apparatus Including Locking Head (U.S. Patent No. 8,001,812), and Security Apparatus Including Locking Head and Attachment Device (U.S. Patent No. 7,997,106).

Represented a consumer products company in an inter-partes re-examination proceeding brought by a third party requester to invalidate the claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,936,018. All claims were determined to be invalid in view of the prior art by the U.S.P.T.O.'s reexamination unit, and the third party requester appealed the decision to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). The BPAI confirmed that the claims of the patent were invalid.

Represented the patentee of a patent directed to a security device for electronic equipment in an inter partes re-examination proceeding against a third party requester. The third party requester attempted to invalidate claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,553,794, as the third party requester was accused of infringing the patent. The re-examination proceeding was favorable to the patentee, and the U.S.P.T.O. determined that all claims were patentable over the prior art submitted by the third party requester.

Expanded the claims in a pending patent portfolio for computer physical security devices for a consumer products company, where such claims were later found to be valid and infringed by various competitors.

Represented an analytics equipment manufacturer as a third party requester in an inter partes re-examination proceeding to invalidate specific claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,599,476. All pertinent claims were determined by the U.S.P.T.O to be invalid.

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Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (1993)

University of Illinois, B.S., Chemical Engineering (1989) with distinction

Admissions

California (1996)

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1997)

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