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Jason E. Stach
+1 404 653 6428
jason.stach@finnegan.com

271 17th Street, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30363-6209

+1 404 653 6400
Fax +1 404 653 6444

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., with honors, 2003
  • Purdue University
    B.S., Industrial Engineering, with distinction, 2000

Jason E. Stach

Partner

Jason Stach leads Finnegan’s PTAB trials 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). He has been lead or back-up counsel in more than 80 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trials, including inter partes reviews (IPRs), covered business method reviews (CBMs), and post-grant reviews (PGRs), and has consulted on dozens of other PTAB trials. Mr. Stach also represents clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in appeals stemming from PTAB decisions and court actions. In addition to his trial experience, he has taken and defended dozens of depositions, and has argued before the PTAB, at district court claim construction and summary judgment hearings, and at ITC hearings.

In leading the PTAB trials section, Mr. Stach coordinates the firm’s PTAB training programs, workflow, and other aspects of the practice. He also serves as the recruiting partner for Finnegan’s Atlanta office, overseeing the office’s summer associate program and its other recruiting efforts. His pro bono experience includes representing veterans of military service before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Stach handles cases involving many different technologies, including electrical, computer, software, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and mechanical technologies. Examples include extracting baseband signals from carrier signals in an energy-efficient manner; improving commercial aircraft engines; improving 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 creating groundbreaking sports sensor technology.

Highlights

  • ACTA Medical L.L.C. v. Curlin Medical Inc. (PTAB). Lead counsel for patent owner, helping protect its medical device technology.
  • General Electric Co. v. United Technologies Corporation (PTAB). Representing patent owner in a series of challenges to pioneering technology on next-generation aircraft engines. Successfully secured non-institution of several proceedings and claims.
  • Global Tel*Link Corp. v. Securus Technologies, Inc. (PTAB). Representing Securus in a series of PTAB cases as both the patent owner and petitioner. In one of the few PGR proceedings filed to date, successfully argued as patent owner at oral hearing, resulting in confirmation of a significant portion of the challenged claims. As petitioner, successfully obtained institution of all claims in several ongoing IPRs and PGRs on communications technology.
  • Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. v. Global Touch Solutions, LLC (PTAB). Represented petitioner in two IPRs involving mobile device technology. Successfully secured institution and cancelation of all challenged claims.
  • Lochner Technologies, LLC v. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (C.D. Cal., Fed. Cir.). Represented Toshiba 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 against 17 respondents. After a full evidentiary hearing, the ITC found that all accused products infringed, issued exclusion orders barring importation by all respondents, and issued cease-and-desist orders against those respondents with inventory in the United States.

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Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S. for patent prosecution, re-examinations, and post-grant proceedings, 2017.
  • Recognized as a leader in litigation and transactions in Georgia by Intellectual Asset Management, 2017.
  • Recipient of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property, 2003.

Professional Activities

  • Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (Executive Committee Member, 2014-present; Communications chair, 2016-present; Programs co-chair, 2014-2016)
  • PTAB Bar Association (PTAB Trials Committee chair, 2016-present)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Member
  • State Bar of Georgia (Intellectual Property Section)

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