Dr. Jason Pass focuses his practice in the field of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent procurement and client counseling in the life sciences and computer sciences.
A registered patent attorney, his experience includes prosecuting and obtaining biotech-based patents for a variety of clients, including well-known research universities and large corporations. Jason has also drafted and procured numerous patents related to computer-based methods and systems for content delivery, content management, and geo-location.
He also has extensive experience in preparing and procuring design patents for a diverse range of products. Jason also assists clients with comprehensive brand protection, including the protection of business names and logos through trademark registrations. This includes assisting microbreweries and cideries with protecting their brands.
Jason began his legal career as a patent litigator and has litigated several high-stakes patent matters in both federal district court and before the United States International Trade Commission. He now draws on his years of patent litigation experience to counsel clients on patent prosecution strategy and to help clients with their patent infringement, patent validity, and freedom-to-operate issues and concerns.
While in law school at the University of Tennessee, Jason completed an independent study in technology transfer at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. He was also on the editorial board for the Tennessee Law Review. Before law school, Jason completed his Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Louisville. While working on his Ph.D., Jason authored several papers and a book chapter on the molecular signaling mechanisms that regulate cardiac preconditioning and hypertrophy.
- University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2004
- University of Louisville Ph.D., Physiology & Biophysics, 2001
- East Tennessee State University, B.S., Biology/Biochemistry, 1996
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Washington State
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