Prior to joining Venable, Jeff served as the practice group leader of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at a national law firm and has served similar functions in his prior firms. Earlier in his career, he was the lead counsel in a wide variety of technical cases, involving substantial issues in medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, and engineering. The National Law Journal has twice recognized Jeff's patent defense verdicts and once recognized his patent plaintiff's verdict in its annual reviews of top verdicts in the United States. He has also been recognized by IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP as an "IP Star," and Legal 500.
Outside of his legal career, Jeff has spoken at many professional meetings and CLE programs, including Japanese Intellectual Property Association seminars, Korea Electric Association IP seminars, Bloomberg BNA webinars, and an ABA Section of IP Law Patent conferences. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on patent law subjects. Most recently, he presented an extensive seminar on the practical aspects of effective legal writing.
Jeff's defense victories include:
Jeff's trial victories for patent owners include:
Jeff successfully resolved many cases without the necessity of trial, including: