Jon Bills is a registered patent attorney whose practice is primarily focused on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Throughout his career, Mr. Bills has obtained hundreds of domestic and foreign patents that involve a wide variety of technologies, including computer architecture, software applications, network routing solutions, analog and digital circuitry, semiconductors, cochlear implants, and mechanical designs. He also has substantial experience with ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Bills worked for law firms in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications immediately after finishing his undergraduate degree. He maintained a substantial patent-oriented workload while attending law school.
Prior to beginning his career in the law, Mr. Bills worked as an engineer at Boise State University where he gained practical experience developing hardware, software, and firmware for FAA- and EPA-funded sensor systems. While working at Boise State University, he designed analog and digital circuitry for carbon monoxide sensors, ozone sensors, pulse oximeters, high voltage power supplies, ion-gate controllers, and current-to-voltage preamplifiers. The results collected from the FAA-funded sensor system were used by researchers at Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford to identify specific health dangers present on commercial flights, and the results collected from the EPA-funded sensor system were used by researchers at Washington State University to identify specific contaminants present in aquifers.
As an undergraduate student, Mr. Bills participated in various robotics competitions. He won the 2007 Micromouse Robotics Competition for the Northeast Region 6 of IEEE. His participation in these competitions sparked a newfound interest in maze-solving robotics among both students and faculty members and ultimately led to the creation of a Micromouse-centered course offered by Boise State University.
- Brigham Young University, J.D.
- Boise State University, B.S., Electrical Engineering
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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