Jason B. McCammon

Jason B. McCammon

Partner & Chair: Technology and Intellectual Property Group
Salt Lake City, UT

About Jason

Jason is a registered patent attorney and current chair of the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property (IP) group. Jason’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent strategy and client counseling in a wide variety of technological areas, including medical devices, solar and green power technologies, and mechanical devices.

Jason has extensive experience in both U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution. He works closely with his clients to develop strategies for robust protection of their inventions, from the initial invention disclosure throughout prosecution to issuance of the patent. Jason focuses on compact prosecution, using in-person and telephonic interviews with examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, pre-appeal conferences, and full appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to efficiently advance prosecution. His experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board includes drafting complex briefs as well as representing his clients during oral hearings. In addition to utility patents, Jason has filed and prosecuted a large number of design patents in the U.S. and coordinated design protection strategies overseas.

He also has substantial experience analyzing and drafting written opinions regarding freedom to operate, patentability, validity and infringement. Jason has conducted detailed due diligence analyses of patent portfolios covering a wide range of technologies in connection with acquisitions and other transactions, stock offerings, and client counseling regarding strategic business decisions.

His practice also includes post-grant patent proceedings. Jason has been involved in Inter Partes Review proceedings including preparing Inter Partes filings for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Additionally, Jason has significant experience defending patents during Ex Parte Reexamination proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a law clerk to the Honorable N. Randy Smith of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • Jason directly manages and oversees all aspects of patent prosecution for a global patent portfolio covering products representing over $500 million per year in revenue.
  • He develops protection strategies, including claim strategies, for highly complex medical devices based on innovations in materials, device structures, methods of use, and the integration of multiple components in innovative systems.
  • Jason played a lead role in formulating a strategy for, and conducting, IP due diligence for an acquisition valued at ~$100 million.
  • He analyzed all IP aspects of multiple competing products to guide a solar power client in identifying companies with which to form strategic partnerships.
  • Jason worked on a small team to draft and file petitions for Inter Partes review for multiple patents asserted against his client, leading to a court granted stay in the underlying patent litigation and a favorable settlement for his client.
  • Jason has successfully defended patents during Ex Parte Reexam proceedings.
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Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Intellectual Property), Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2017–2019
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite (Intellectual Property), 2021
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite – Up & Coming, 2017–2018
  • Member of the David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
  • Member of the IP Section of the Utah Bar
  • Member of the CLE Planning Committee for the IP Section of the Utah Bar
  • Service on Community Councils for local elementary and junior high schools
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Utah Innovator Series: What Is a Design Patent? and How Are They Different from Utility Patents?,” Stoel Rives LLP, May 29, 2019
  • “Essentials of US Patent Practice for UK Practitioners,” presentation at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, London, UK, April 26, 2018

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