Jeff Schwartz

Fox Rothschild LLP

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15th Street Northwest 1030
Washington 20005 DC US

An experienced intellectual property lawyer, Jeff E. Schwartz focuses his practice on patent law and intellectual property litigation, licensing, counseling and procurement. He has extensive experience litigating patent infringement cases involving materials science, mechanical, electrical and software solutions as well as trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secret, domain name and contract disputes.

Jeff has also filed and assisted clients with proceedings at the USPTO in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Reexaminations as well as Trademark Cancellation proceedings, including numerous such IPRs involving medical devices.

Jeff also counsels clients on intellectual property issues that arise under government contracts and related export controls and ITAR, as well as on related antitrust and FDA laws. His experience in technology and patent procurement includes mechanical systems, medical devices, electrical systems and software and in particular as these areas relate to life sciences.

Representative Matters (Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Appeals) :

  • Verato, Inc. amicus brief in Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH et al., No. 15-510 (U.S. 2015).
  • Medtronic Inc. amicus brief in Bilski et al. v. Doll, No. 08-964, (U.S. 2009).
  • NuVasive, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., Nos. 2015-1672, -1673, -1674, -1712, and -1670 (Fed. Cir. 2015).
  • IMO Certain High-Potency Sweeteners, Processes for Making Same, and Products Containing Same, Investigation No. 337-TA-1030 (ITC 2017).  Represented Respondent Vitasweet and obtained a dismissal/withdrawal of the Complaint due to issues regarding the invalidity of the asserted patent relating to a process for manufacturing acesulfame potassium.
  • Pantaurus LLC v. Neopost USA Inc., 2:16-cv-00117 (E.D. TX 2016). Served as lead counsel representing defendant and obtained early and favorable settlement leading to early dismissal.
  • Nano-Second Technology Co. Ltd. v. Dynaflex Int’l et al., No. 2:10-cv-09176 (C.D. Cal. 2013). Represented defendants obtaining several favorable summary judgment rulings leading to a very favorable settlement for clients.
  • Medtronic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc., IPR 2013-00507 and 00508 (PTAB 2015). Represented Medtronic as lead counsel and successfully obtained a ruling that all but one of the challenged claims of the patent at issue were invalid.

Prior to his legal career, Jeff Schwartz was on active duty in the U.S. Army. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also worked as a senior project engineer for Hercules Aerospace and as an engineering manager with the Department of the Navy.

Jeff Schwartz was a clerk to Senior Judge Daniel M. Friedman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jeff served as associate editor of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Law Journal.

Jeff serves as an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary Law School and prior to that at the University of Maryland School of Law teaching Patent Law and Patent Litigation.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1993)
  • American Technological University (M.S., 1986)
  • United States Military Academy(B.S., 1980)


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia


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