Jay focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on electrical and computer related patents in the U.S. and internationally. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, emerging companies, and universities.
Clients tap Jay’s broad experience in writing and prosecuting patents to protect their intellectual property across a wide spectrum of complex technology and business issues. He works closely with inventors to define key elements of their inventions and, after conducting a thorough prior art search, creates patents that provide broad protection for those inventions.
Jay also assists clients in proactively developing products that do not infringe the patents of others, thus ensuring existing products are not at risk of infringing existing patents. He has worked with the following technologies, among others:
- Industrial controls and automation, such as programmable logic controllers, human-machine interface software, operator interface hardware and software, personal computer-based control, industrial networks (e.g., Profibus, Fieldbus, CAN), batching and control systems
- Computer software and hardware, such as embedded processing, real-time operating systems, computing technology, communications, business methods, financial services, wireless communications, networks, printers, e-commerce, Internet, funds transfer systems, and financial instruments
- Medical devices and systems, such as magnetic resonance imaging machines
- Electrical, mechanical, or electromechanical technologies, such as batteries, power tools, automotive control systems, refrigeration systems, and motors
Before joining the firm, Jay was an electronics and software engineer, serving as engineering manager for Fortune 100 companies, small technology companies, and start-ups. His prior experience also included business unit, product, and marketing management positions, along with developing and negotiating complex intellectual property contracts and licensing agreements with major U.S. and international corporations.