Jason Shapiro has been working in the intellectual property field since 1991, joining the firm as a partner in 2016. Recognized as one of the world’s top patent professionals in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, Jason counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law with a special emphasis on post-grant proceedings, complex prosecution matters, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and technology transactions, including intellectual property rights in government contracts.
Jason has extensive experience handling a wide variety of technologies, including:
- medical devices
- laboratory equipment
- optical systems
- sensors and instrumentation
- automotive components
- farm equipment
- exercise equipment
- welding and plasma cutting systems
- computer hardware and software
- semiconductor fabrication processes and equipment
- electronic circuitry and devices
- wireless and network communications
- antennas and RF signal processing
- insurance and financial systems
Jason began his intellectual property career at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) as a patent advisor, during which time he also received patent examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. After law school, Jason spent five years as in-house patent counsel at Northrop Grumman Corporation and ten years as a partner at an IP boutique in Washington, DC, where he was involved in patent prosecution and litigation, post-grant proceedings, non-infringement and invalidity opinion writing, and intellectual property transactions.
Jason has been actively involved in AIA post-grant proceedings since they were first introduced. As lead counsel, he has been particularly successful in petitioning for inter partes review of patents asserted against clients in related district court litigations and defending against institution for patent owners. Post-grant proceedings representative of Jason’s experience include Post Grant Review No. PGR2020-00051, Inter Partes Review Nos. IPR2020-00033, IPR2020-00034, IPR2020-00036, IPR2020-00037, IPR2019-00944, IPR2019-00945, IPR2019-00946, IPR2019-00947, IPR2018-01455, IPR2018-01451, IPR2018-01456, IPR2018-01461, IPR2018-01463, IPR2018-01457, IPR2018-01462, IPR2015-01659, IPR2015-01653, IPR2014-01405, IPR2014-01396, IPR2014-01386, IPR2014-01343, IPR2014-01342, IPR2014-01302, IPR2014-00205, IPR2014-00204, IPR2014-00098, Covered Business Method Review No. CBM2012-0001, and Ex Parte Reexamination Nos. 90/010,849, and 90/008,845.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Jason worked as a researcher in the field of experimental hydrodynamics and as a project engineer building mechanical prototypes. His graduate research involved use of interferometric techniques in the field of experimental mechanics.
In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, hiking, and playing guitar.
- DC Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association
- PTAB Bar Association