Jon concentrates his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation matters. He has served as lead counsel in dozens of cases in federal court in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. Jon also advises clients in IP licensing and patent portfolio monetization, as well as IP issues relating to mergers and acquisitions.
Throughout his career, he has gained experience in a range of technological areas, including Internet commerce, computer hardware and software, semiconductor and semiconductor processing and packaging, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications networking and cellular communications, solid state memory and biotechnology. Jon has handled matters before federal and state courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also advises franchisors regarding Texas franchise law and the IP issues associated with franchising.
With respect to his data protection practice, to the increasingly complex web of data protection laws, Jon advises clients on a range of cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
Jon is an authority on legal issues related to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and distributed ledger technology. In that regard, he is involved in the growing blockchain community in Dallas, Texas and across the country. Jon also advises clients regarding the rapidly changing regulatory environment related to cannabis, hemp and CBD.