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Jonathan M. Blanchard

Patent Engineer

Overview

Jonathan is a patent engineer in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group.

He is experienced in drafting patent applications and office action responses, as well as conducting prior art analyses and other due diligence tasks.

A trained mechanical engineer, Jonathan has particular experience in aerospace technologies and HVAC systems.

Prior to joining Michael Best, he served as a patent engineering intern for a law firm in Chicago, where he built a solid foundation in patent law. In this role he participated in examiner and inventor interviews, prepared drawings for patent applications, and developed strategies to overcome claim rejections.

Earlier, Jonathan interned for an engineering firm where he regularly created AutoCAD drawings for project bids.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Tau Beta Phi (The Engineering Honor Society)

Education

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