Jonathan M. Sharret

Sharret Jonathan

Jonathan Sharret’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property (IP) disputes, including patent and trade secret litigation and inter partes review. Jonathan has represented numerous international and domestic companies as both plaintiff and defendant in IP disputes, in addition to counseling clients outside of the courtroom to protect innovations, avoid infringement, or identify those impinging on IP rights. His litigation skills are enhanced by an earlier career as an electrical engineer and software developer, in which he built embedded systems and telecommunications equipment for the U.S. military, which allows him to better engage on technical issues and communicate them to stakeholders.

Jonathan’s past work as a patent agent, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and coordinating prosecution in foreign patent offices, now enables him to identify mistakes in prosecution that can lead to weakened patent claims in litigation and advise clients on how to avoid such issues. While attending law school in the evening, by day Jonathan analyzed hundreds of patents to identify standard-essential patents, giving him unique experience in claim interpretation and infringement analysis.

Over the course of his career, Jonathan has gained experience across a wide variety of technological fields, including wireless/mobile telecommunications, audio/video codecs and standards (e.g., DVD, Blu-Ray, AVC, VC-1, and ATSC), website development, computer architecture, internet protocols, semiconductor fabrication, digital signal processing, circuit design and analysis, optics, and liquid crystals. He also has extensive experience with programming languages such as Java, C++, C, and JavaScript, both as a software developer and in conducting source code reviews in the context of litigation.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Koninklijke Philips in a patent infringement suit against several major international computer and smartphone manufacturers, involving technologies related to touch screen interfaces, video streaming, audio encoding, and digital rights management
  • Represented Canon in a patent infringement suit involving technologies related to image sensor and graphical user interface technologies for cameras
  • Represented British Telecommunications in a patent infringement suit involving technologies related to Internet advertising, e-commerce, digital mapping, and bandwidth monitoring
  • Represented the Hospital for Special Surgery in a breach of contract action involving a patented prosthetic knee
  • Represented Datalogic in a trade secret suit brought by a competitor concerning RFID and barcode technologies
  • Represented Certified Measurement in a patent infringement suit involving smart meters

Representative Clients

  • Canon
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.




  • J.D. summa cum laude New York Law School 2011
  • Member of Law Review; John Marshall Harlan Scholar; Member of Institute for Information Law & Policy
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering Cornell University 2003

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024
  • Super LawyersRising Star, New York Metro, 2021– 2022