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Jason A. Engel

Jason A. Engel is a partner at the firm’s Chicago office. He is a member of the post-grant patents practice group, but has a broad range of experience over his career. Jason is a registered patent lawyer with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. He concentrates his practice on the litigation of intellectual property matters with a focus on patent litigation and patent office litigation. He has substantial experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in federal district courts across the country, and with Section 337 investigations in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Jason is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, claim construction, and trial practice. He has conducted examination of witnesses at trial, argued motions, and taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses. He is familiar with the Patent Local Rules for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, the District of New Jersey, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Jason also has significant experience with post-grant proceedings, including in the context of overall trial strategy. He has advised clients on a number of proceedings including inter partes review, post-grant review, and ex parte reexamination, and has successfully argued such matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jason also regularly advises clients on non-litigation matters, including prosecution, licensing, and clearance matters. In this regard, he is trusted advisor with respect to clearance opinion matters and licensing transactions.

Previously, Jason worked as a computer consultant developing informational databases for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kettering Radiologist Imaging Center, and Dayton Power & Light. He also created the University of Dayton’s first website.

Jason is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he co-founded and supports the IP Patent Clinic.

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