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Jonathan Lewis focuses his practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and related counseling primarily in the areas of electronics and software. He has prosecution experience in a wide range of technologies, including software, video distribution, electro-mechanical devices, haptics, business methods, and distributed computing systems. He has experience with all aspects of prosecution, examining hundreds of patent applications as an examiner for 12 years at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also has experience in patent appeals and post-grant proceedings, drafting over 40 ex parte, inter partes review, and post-grant review decisions while working with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lewis was a Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he examined patent applications primarily in the Video Distribution and Television Arts, promoted compact prosecution with applicant, agent, and attorney interviews, and assisted examiners with search strategies and responses to arguments.

While an examiner, Mr. Lewis was selected twice to work at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). As a Detailee at the PTAB, he drafted ex parte appeal decisions, inter partes review decisions, and post-grant review decisions, briefed case files, and presented facts and analysis to panels of Administrative Patent Judges to assist in determining outcomes of appeal conferences.

While attending law school, Mr. Lewis received the Book Award in Patent Law, and while Vice President of the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), the organization received the Publico Award for Group Pro Bono Project of the Year.

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University of North Carolina School of Law J.D. (2018) Dean's List

North Carolina State University B.S. (2003) Electrical Engineering, Dean’s Merit Scholarship

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North Carolina (2019)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2019)

Professional & Community Activities

PTAB Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

The Orion Foundation, Board of Directors, Director

Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Member

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Member

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