Jonathan focuses his practice on patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing and patent infringement defense strategy. He also handles patent portfolio lot analysis, early case and litigation risk assessment, claim charting for directed prosecution, cybercrime-related issues and post-Alice patent eligibility assessment issues, and writes for Shook’s “Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ” blog.

Jonathan’s background in applied mathematics and physics enables him to understand his clients' technical innovations and help them strategically establish and protect their competitive advantage in a quickly changing economy. He has worked as a patent extern for University of Washington’s patent portfolio management team, CoMotion, drafting search reports for electrical, mechanical, aerospace, medical device and nanotechnologies. Jonathan has drafted patent applications, claim amendments, restriction requirements and responses, office action responses, information disclosure statement reports and claim charts for directed prosecution. He also has counseled clients on notice of allowance fees, new claim filings and whether to file continuation and divisional patent applications.

Before joining Shook, Jonathan was a law clerk for Holmquist & Gardiner in Seattle and a legal extern at Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Debra L. Stephens of the Washington State Supreme Court. He also worked as a legal intern at cloud-based tax-compliance software provider Avalara, drafting commercial agreements and helping manage their intellectual property. As an undergraduate, he was a teaching assistant in physics for science and engineering majors and tutored students in advanced and applied mathematics. 


Jonathan Barnard, Tesla Seeks Inspection of Former Employee's Cloud Storage Accounts - Lawsuit Highlights the Need for Diligent Security Efforts by Cloud Technology Users, CloudIPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, July 10, 2018. 

Jonathan Barnard, Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions Under Siege From Patents, Again: Cybersecurity Companies Protect Companies from Malicious Attacks, But Can They Protect Themselves?, CloudIPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, May 29, 2018. 

Jonathan Barnard, Loved by Many, Cloud-Based Remote DVR Programming Functionality Falls Victim as Rovi Files Second Patent Infringement Strike Against Comcast, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, March 19, 2018. 

Jonathan Barnard, Cloud Cybersecurity New Hot Area for Patent Disputes: Blue Coat Systems in Major Patent Battle on its Cloud-based Security Products, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, January 22, 2018. 

Jonathan Barnard, Cloud Printing Companies in a Jam, Face Battle With Patent Trolls, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, September 29, 2017.

Jonathan Spencer Barnard, A Brave New Borderless World: Standardization Would End Decades of Inconsistency in Determining Proper Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace Cases, 40 Seattle U. L. Rev. 249 (2016).

Marilyn J. Berger, John B. Mitchell, and Ronald H. Clark, Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy (5th ed., 2017) (Special Contributor/Acknowledgement and Research Assistant).

Ronald H. Clark and Thomas M. O’Toole, Jury Selection Handbook: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Jury Selection (2017) (Special Contributor/Acknowledgement and Research Assistant).