Jonathan focuses his practice on patent preparation and 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, post-Alice subject matter eligibility, and cybercrime and data security issues. His work also includes authoring articles for Shook’s “Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ” blog that examine the intersection of cloud computing and intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on the impact of patent infringement litigation surrounding cloud-based technologies and cloud computing companies.

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 is responsible for the preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to a variety of technological fields, including: software systems and infrastructure, analytical forecasting, data mining, e-commerce and payment processing, marketing systems, wireless networking protocols, communications and signal processing, data storage systems, distributed systems, databases, client-server systems, cloud-computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, neural networks and connectionist systems, network security, encryption, authentication systems, computer graphics and animation, audio engineering, computer music, robotics and mechanical devices. Jonathan has drafted patent applications, claim amendments, office action responses and claim charts for directed prosecution. He has also conducted Examiner interviews and inventor disclosure meetings, and has counseled clients on notice of allowance fees 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 served as a patent extern for University of Washington’s patent portfolio management team, CoMotion, working on patent matters related to electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as medical devices and nanotechnologies. Jonathan 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. 


Zillow Sues Rival Compass Alleging IP Theft and Breach of Contract Over Its Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing Real Estate Technologies, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, May 16, 2019. 

Your Card's Been Declined: Patent Troll Vindolor Continues Its Year-Long Point-of-Sale Patent Litigation Against Three New Unsuspecting Household Names, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, March 19, 2019.

NICE Files Patent Lawsuit Against CallMiner Over Cloud-Based Speech Analytics, Call Monitoring, and Data Security Technology Solutions, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, January 29, 2019.

Tax Compliance Giant Not in Compliance? PTP OneClick Asserts Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Against Avalara in Recent Lawsuit, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, December 11, 2018. 

WARNING - All Activities Are Being Monitored: I-View Now Asserts Its Centrally-Monitored Cloud Architecture Security Technology in Patent Suit Against Police Priority, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, October 30, 2018. 

Your Number's Been Blocked: UCaaS Incumbent RingCentral Asserts Its Communications Solutions in Patent Assault Against Competitor Dialpad, Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, September 13, 2018. 

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

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).