About Jonathan

Jonathan Barnard is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Technology & Intellectual Property group. As a registered patent attorney, he provides U.S. and international patent-related services for clients ranging from emerging start-ups to multinational companies. Jonathan concentrates his practice on developing patent-filing strategies and portfolio-management programs, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications, as well as providing post-grant analysis. With a background in applied mathematics and physics, Jonathan has advised companies in the computer software, cloud computing, mobile applications, telecommunication, and electrochemical areas, among others. He has also represented clients that manufacture a range of technologies such as virtualized software systems; electronics; wireless communication systems; artificial intelligence; audio engineering systems; rain and stormwater management technologies; augmented, virtual, and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) applications; and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems.

Jonathan has also counseled clients in patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, due diligence and freedom to operate, product clearance, intellectual property (IP) litigation risk-mitigation strategies, IP licensing, standards-essential patent licensing, privacy and data security, open sourcing, and technology transactions.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jonathan was an associate with Dorsey & Whitney LLP (2019–2022), and both an associate and summer associate with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP (2016–2019). While in law school he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Debra L. Stephens of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as a law clerk in the legal department of a large, Seattle-area technology company.

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  • Conducted invention disclosure meetings, prepared U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications, and managed patent prosecution for a variety of technologies in countries located in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.
  • Counseled clients on patent strategies, including use of expedited examination techniques, provisional applications, development of a global portfolio footprint, and preparation for patent assertion and defense.
  • Conducted harvesting sessions to identify and pursue product-driven and commercially relevant technologies.
  • Counseled clients regarding business-relevant patent portfolio development, growth, and management.
  • Evaluated patent portfolios to develop licensing, enforcement, and defensive positions.
  • Evaluated technology transfer and technology license agreements, including licenses for products (software/hardware) as well as standards-essential patents.
  • Analysis of asserted patents and related trial documents to develop IP litigation risk-mitigation strategies.
  • Drafted offensive and defensive opinions for patentability, patent invalidity, and patent infringement issues.
  • Counseled clients regarding third-party ex parte re-exam, inter partes review, and post-grant challenges.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Intellectual Property), 2022–2023
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology Transactions), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2022
  • Included in JD Supra’s Top 10 Most Read List, Patents, 2019
  • Included in JD Supra’s Top 10 Most Read List, Intellectual Property, 2018
  • Pro Bono Attorney, The Promise of Justice Initiative: Jim Crow Juries
  • Pro Bono Attorney, KIND: Kids in Need of Defense
  • Board of Directors, QLaw Foundation
  • The National LGBT Bar Association
  • QLaw: The LGBT Bar Association of Washington
  • ChIPs: Advancing Women in Tech, Law, & Policy
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • IPO: Intellectual Property Owners Association

Civic Activities

  • Scholarship Selection Committee (STEM fields), Pride Foundation
  • Scholarship Selection Committee (STEM fields), Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Volunteer, Nike Youth Special Olympics (Oregon)
  • Volunteer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship,” University of Washington—Presentation to Engineering Seniors for their Capstone Projects, Seattle, WA, November 2022
  • Contributing Author, Dorsey Legal Arcade: Video Game Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 3, February 24, 2022
  • Presenter, “Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship,” University of Washington—Presentation to Engineering Seniors for their Capstone Projects, Seattle, WA, October 2021
  • Contributing Author, Dorsey Legal Arcade: Video Game Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2, September 29, 2021
  • Contributing Author, Dorsey Legal Arcade: Video Game Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 1, February 17, 2021
  • “Audio Giant Silencing the Competition: Sonos Continues Its Competitor-Centric Patent Offensive, This Time Against Bluesound and Their PULSE Line of Wireless Networked Audio Technology,” Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, August 19, 2019
  • “Zillow Sues Rival Compass Alleging IP Theft and Breach of Contract Over Its Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing Real Estate Technologies,” Cloud IPQ, May 16, 2019
  • “Your Card’s Been Declined: Patent Troll Vindolor Continues Its Year-Long Point-of-Sale Patent Litigation Campaign Against Three New Unsuspecting Household Names,” Cloud IPQ, March 18, 2019
  • “NICE Files Patent Lawsuit Against CallMiner over Cloud-Based Speech Analytics, Call Monitoring, and Data Security Technology Solutions,” Cloud IPQ, January 29, 2019
  • “Tax Compliance Giant Not in Compliance? PTP OneClick Asserts Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Against Avalara in Recent Lawsuit,” Cloud IPQ, December 11, 2018
  • “WARNING—All Activities Are Being Monitored: I-View Now Asserts Its Centrally Monitored Cloud Architecture Security Technology in Patent Suit Against Police Priority,” Cloud IPQ, October 20, 2018
  • “Your Number’s Been Blocked: UCaaS Incumbent RingCentral Asserts Its Communications Solutions in Patent Assault against Competitor Dialpad,” Cloud IPQ, September 13, 2018
  • “Tesla Seeks Inspection of Former Employee’s Cloud Storage Accounts—Lawsuit Highlights the Need for Diligent Security Efforts by Cloud Technology Users,” Cloud IPQ, July 10, 2018
  • “Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions Under Siege from Patents, Again: Cybersecurity Companies Protect Customers from Malicious Attacks, but Can They Protect Themselves?” Cloud IPQ, May 29, 2018
  • “Loved by Many, Cloud-Based Remote DVR Programming Functionality Falls Victim as Rovi Files Second Patent Infringement Strike Against Comcast,” Cloud IPQ, March 19, 2018
  • “Cloud Cybersecurity New Hot Area for Patent Disputes: Blue Coat Systems in Major Patent Battle on Its Cloud-based Security Products,” Cloud IPQ, January 22, 2018
  • “Cloud Printing Companies in a Jam, Face Battle with Patent Trolls,” Cloud IPQ, September 29, 2017
  • “Brave New Borderless World: Standardization Would End Decades of Inconsistency in Determining Proper Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace Cases,” 40 Seattle U. L. Rev. 249 (2016)

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