An IP attorney with broad technical experience
Mitchel Jones is an attorney in the firm’s San Jose office whose experience spans a wide range of technical disciplines. He works to protect his client’s intellectual property by preparing and prosecuting utility patents in the fields of electronics and semiconductor technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, and complex software and information technology.
Mitchel returned to Patterson + Sheridan after serving as a founding partner of an IP firm in California, where he handled patent preparation and prosecution for clients ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to smaller start-ups. Passionate about dissecting the latest technologies, Mitchel has extensive experience supporting clients in a broad range of fields, including 3D computer graphics, artificial intelligence, processor architectures, complex software, virtual reality, computer networking, and semiconductor processing.
In addition, Mitchel previously served as in-house patent counsel for a San Francisco-based technology company, where he managed the preparation and prosecution of the company’s global patent portfolio. This exposure gave him a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges of in-house counsel. At Patterson + Sheridan, Mitchel applies this firsthand knowledge to better serve inventors and in-house counsel alike.
A researcher with a knack for technology
A thorough and detail-oriented attorney, Mitchel strives to fully understand a client’s technology before sitting down to discuss an invention, saving his clients significant time and resources.
While pursuing his undergraduate degree in engineering, Mitchel studied electronic materials, focusing on semiconductor physics, integrated circuit fabrication and device design, and optoelectronics. He conducted research in the areas of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) and semiconductor thin film growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials and Science Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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