Jonathan Sharret's practice focuses on complex intellectual property disputes, including patent and trade secret litigation and inter partes review. Jonathan has practiced patent law for over 10 years as both a patent agent and patent attorney. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York Law School, summa cum laude.
Over the course of his career, Jonathan has gained experience in the technology fields of wireless/mobile communications, Internet protocols, semiconductor fabrication, audio/video codecs, digital signal processing, computer architecture, circuit design and analysis, optics, and liquid crystals. He also has experience with the programming languages C, C++, and Java.
Jonathan has prosecuted patents in a number of technology fields and managed both the administration and prosecution of the patent portfolio of an optics company with hundreds of applications filed in the United States and around the world. Jonathan has also evaluated audiovisual and digital television patents for inclusion in multiparty licensing agreements (patent pools) including the DVD, Blu-Ray, AVC, VC-1, and ATSC patent pools.
Before entering the field of law, Jonathan was a design engineer for a military contractor where he designed both hardware and software solutions to integrate legacy military devices into modern communications networks. He worked on a team that developed a system to remotely monitor encryption devices over a secure Internet connection and a system to expand the capabilities of a line-of-sight radio by adding the ability to communicate over a satellite link.