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Jeff T. Watson
+1 404 653 6551
jeff.watson@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, Veterans Claims
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    B.S., Computer Science, with highest honor, 2006

Jeff T. Watson

Associate

Jeff Watson practices in all areas of patent law, including patent ligation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), patent prosecution, and client counseling. His patent practice encompasses a wide array of technology, including mobile applications, software applications, smartphones, consumer electronics, network architecture, cellular communications, database systems, and social media.

Mr. Watson has substantial experience handling complex patent litigation procedures, including development of claim construction, infringement, and validity positions, guiding written fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses, and participating in pre- and post-trial briefing.

Mr. Watson has prosecuted dozens of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and coordinated with foreign counsel regarding prosecution of patent applications in other jurisdictions. In addition to patent prosecution and litigation, he performs other forms of client counseling, including analyzing large portfolios to provide advice to clients concerning sale or purchase of patent assets.

Highlights

  • Certain Digital Media Devices, 337-TA-882 (ITC) and Black Hills Media, LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc. (D. Del). Represented LG Electronics and others against charges of patent infringement concerning media and location sharing technology.
  • Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities and Related Software, 337-TA-808 (ITC). Represented HTC Corp. in an investigation involving certain user interface features in Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
  • Certain Semiconductor Chips, 337-TA-753 (ITC). Represented Rambus, Inc. against 34 respondents, including Broadcom Corp., NVIDIA Corp., and others, in an action asserting infringement of two families of patents relating to memory controller and peripheral interface technology.
  • Provides pro bono assistance to veterans pursuing appeals concerning disability claims.
  • Worked as a co-op employee for the National Security Agency, conducting in-depth research of networking concepts and utilizing Java to create custom network modeling and communications applications.
  • Served on the Georgia Law Review as articles editor, 2008-2009, and editorial board member, 2007-2008.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar (Intellectual Property Section)

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