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Seth E. Jones


What you should know about me:

As a Principal of the firm, I help clients in a variety of technology fields, from automotive suppliers to specialty chemical companies, protect their intellectual property. I have managed hundreds of patent applications to issuance worldwide, and enjoy using this experience to help my clients build robust patent portfolios. I couple my background in physics…

  • Known for his steady hand (should have been a surgeon)
  • Coaches youth basketball
  • Once drove a 40-ton tractor trailer

Seth’s Experience

Seth regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of complex technologies, including vehicle transmissions, messaging protocols, and biocide additives.

To help clients manage risk and identify opportunities, Seth’s practice also includes conducting freedom-to-operate and patent landscape assessments. Seth focuses on helping clients achieve their business goals with strategic intellectual property solutions.  

Seth’s unique experiences create a solid foundation for providing successful outcomes to clients. His background prepares him to assess interdisciplinary projects, identify the high-value contributions, and collaborate with diverse teams to collectively realize strategic patent protection.

Background & Credentials


  • Washington & Lee University (B.S., Physics Engineering, cum laude, 2006)
  • University of Florida (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010)
  • University of Florida (J.D., cum laude, 2010)


  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association


  • Robert E. Akins Engineering Award (W&L)
  • Book Awards in Patent Drafting, Trademark Law, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and the Law of Electronic Commerce (UF)


News & Events

Avoiding Knowledge of a U.S. Patent Does Not Preclude Willful Infringement

When patent infringement is determined, 35 U.S.C. § 284 permits courts to “increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed.”  In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (2016), the Supreme Court held that such enhanced damages are “designed as a ‘punitive’ or ‘vindictive’ sanction for egregious …

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