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Jacob C. Vannette

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Jacob Vannette is an associate in the Washington D.C. office, a PTO-registered patent attorney with a technical background in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the IP Litigation and IP Procurement and Portfolio Management practice groups.

Mr. Vannette focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as on administrative proceedings in both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has been involved in the preparation of numerous inter partes review petitions and expert declarations on behalf of Petitioners for patents covering a variety of technologies. Additionally, Mr. Vannette is experienced in the many phases of patent litigation, participating in fact and expert discovery, preparation of pleadings, and motion practice.

Mr. Vannette also handles a variety of tasks related to portfolio management, including patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate study work, and counseling. His prosecution experience extends to diverse mechanical and electrical technologies, including aerospace devices, hydrodynamic systems, software, and miscellaneous electromechanical devices.

Professional Background

Mr. Vannette was a summer associate at K&L Gates’ Chicago office in 2015. While in law school, Mr. Vannette gained patent prosecution experience working for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN, drafting applications involving a variety of technologies. He also participated in the State Appellate Defender clinic, representing an indigent criminal defendant in an appeal. In 2014, he interned with the in-house intellectual property group at Rolls-Royce North America, where he engaged in patent prosecution, strategic portfolio management, and business development activities.

While attending Villanova University, Mr. Vannette was a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. During his final year at Villanova, Mr. Vannette travelled to Nicaragua as a member of an engineering service team tasked with designing, building, and maintaining gravity-driven water networks for remote villages.