Jason helps clients build patent portfolios by capturing internal inventive efforts and assessing the strength of patents available for acquisition. Jason has conducted numerous patent harvests that identify inventions made during development of a new product that might otherwise be missed. Jason develops patent landscape studies that explain the relative strengths of patent portfolios within a technology segment. A patent landscape can be used to direct a client’s resources into valuable spaces within a technology segment, such as areas with limited patent activity where patents with broad coverage may be obtained. A landscape can also be used to understand a client’s potential exposure within a technology space by identifying the patent holders that have the strongest positions in a space.

Jason has drafted or supervised approximately 200 patent applications covering inventions in a number of different information technology areas including online advertising, online search, data center management, cloud gaming, electronic medical records management, smart phones, tablets and telecommunications networking. Jason has also drafted patent applications in the mechanical and chemical arts.

As a hobby, Jason serves as an adjunct professor of law at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Jason teaches both a patent law survey class and a patent prosecution class.

Before joining Shook, Jason worked for five years as an engineer for a chemical manufacturing corporation.

Presentations

The USTPO’s Rules of Professional Conduct vs. Inequitable Conduct, Lawyers Association of Kansas City IP CLE 2014.

Complying with Formality Requirements under the AIA, Lawyers Association of Kansas City IP CLE 2013.

First Inventor-to-file Strategies, Lawyers Association of Kansas City IP CLE 2012.