Jason E. Stach
Jason Stach leads Finnegan's PTAB trial practice. He practices patent law with an emphasis on post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and litigation in district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). With experience in more than 80 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, Mr. Stach represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and in inter partes and ex parte reexaminations. He also represents clients in Federal Circuit appeals stemming from reexaminations and court actions.
Mr. Stach has been to trial multiple times; argued at claim construction, summary judgment, and other hearings; cross-examined and defended dozens of witnesses at deposition or trial; and served as lead counsel in a number of proceedings. He frequently writes and speaks on PTAB and litigation issues.
Mr. Stach provides patent prosecution and client counseling services. He concentrates primarily in the areas of electrical, computer, and software technologies, but has been also involved in matters addressing chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical issues. Technologies involved in recent cases include extracting baseband signals from carrier signals in an energy-efficient manner, high-speed chip-to-chip signaling techniques using equalization, securing communications over the Internet and other networks, enhancing the control of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) devices, and sports sensor technology.
His pro bono experience includes representing veterans of military service before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He serves as the hiring partner for Finnegan's Atlanta office.
- Lochner Technologies, LLC v. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (C.D. Cal., Fed. Cir.). Represented Toshiba America Information Systems in an action involving tablet computers and televisions. The case was dismissed with prejudice following an appeal to the Federal Circuit.
- Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc. (Fed. Cir.). Successfully represented Rambus in four appeals from adverse inter partes reexamination decisions. The Federal Circuit remanded three appeals and one appeal was dismissed.
- Certain Semiconductor Chips Having Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory Controllers, 337-TA-661 (ITC). Represented patentee Rambus against nVidia, Hewlett-Packard, and fifteen other respondents in a patent infringement action. After a full evidentiary hearing, the ITC found that all accused products infringed Rambus’ patents, issued exclusion orders barring importation of the accused products by all respondents, and issued cease-and-desist orders against those respondents with inventory in the United States.
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- Recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters 2013-2016.
- Recipient of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property, 2003.
- Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (Communications chair, 2016-2017; Executive Committee Member, Programs co-chair, 2014-2016)
- PTAB Bar Association (PTAB Trials Committee chair, 2016-present)
- American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
- State Bar of Georgia (Intellectual Property Section)
- Serves as a co-managing editor for Finnegan's AIA blog on PTAB trials and AIA provisions.
- Coauthor. "Life After Form 18: A One-Year Retrospective on Pleading Direct Infringement," IP Litigator, Jan./Feb. 2017.
- Coauthor. "Effect of 'New' Proportionality Limits in Amended FRCP 26," IP Litigator, Jan./Feb. 2016.
- Coauthor. "Maximizing the Likelihood of a Litigation Stay Pending Inter Partes Review," IP Litigator, Sep./Oct. 2016.
- Coauthor. "Early Post-Grant Estoppel Decisions Are In and They Favor Petitioners (So Far)," IP Litigator, May/June 2016.
- Coauthor. "What You Should Know About the New PTAB Rules," Law360, April 5, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Could Cuozzo v. Lee Open the Door to Appellate Relief for Unlucky AIA Petitioners?" IP Litigator, March/April 2016.
- Coauthor. "Does the "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" Claim Construction Standard Apply to Means-Plus-Function Claim Terms in AIA Trials?" IP Litigator, Nov./Dec. 2015.
- Coauthor. "The Computer-Readable Medium Claim: The Best of the Apparatus and Method Worlds After Williamson?" IP Litigator, Sept./Oct. 2015.
- Coauthor. "New Cases Help Defend Patentability Challenges Under Section 101," IP Litigator, July/Aug. 2015.
- Coauthor. "Not Your Typical Deposition: Differences Between a Litigation Deposition and an AIA Trial Deposition Before the Patent Office," IP Litigator, May/June 2015.