Jeffrey A. Berkowitz’s practice focuses on adversarial proceedings involving patents primarily involving the computer and telecommunication fields, as well as patent counseling and prosecution to assist clients in developing powerful patent portfolios designed to block competitors.
Jeff, managing partner of the firm’s Reston office, practices litigation, client counseling, and patent prosecution involving software and telecommunications-related inventions. He has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigations, discovery, preliminary injunctions, and drafting and arguing claim construction and summary judgment motions.
Jeff provides opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity of patents. He has drafted and overseen the drafting of thousands of patent applications for electrical, electronics, telecommunications, and software-based technologies.
Patent portfolios he has managed protect a range of technologies, including adaptive distributed systems; code mobility; remote network resource leasing; network self-healing; runtime service discovery mechanisms; transaction management services; features of set-top boxes and modems; mobile devices, including many standards essential patents; and software applications, including ecommerce, FinTech, cybersecurity, search, and social networking.
Jeff regularly speaks and writes on current topics in intellectual property law. He has published, presented, and taught classes on software patents, AIA post-grant proceedings, and section 101 patent eligibility at programs sponsored by various trade and academic organizations, including World Congress, IPR Resources, ACC Israel, Practicing Law Institute (former program chair), Glasser LegalWorks Seminars (former program chair), Patent Resources Group (PRG), IBC, and EuroForum.
Intellectual Asset Management and The Legal 500 U.S. have recognized Jeff for his patent litigation practice. He has received several American Jurisprudence Awards: Legal Research and Writing (2); Civil Procedure; Jurisprudence; and Judicial Clerkship.
Managing Intellectual Property named him as an “IP Star” in Virginia, and he was recognized as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology.
Over the years, Jeff has served in various firm management roles, including as a member of the management committee and as leader of the electrical and computer technology practice group.
- Touro College School of Law J.D., cum laude, 1988
- Rutgers University B.A., Computer Science, 1985
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Hon. Marian B. Horn
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- State of New York, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
- U.S. District Court, E.D. Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- D.C. Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- New Jersey Bar Association
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