Brian A. Jones focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution. He has industry experience in electronic circuit design, systems integration and quality assurance, spanning the industries of wireless communication systems, electronic control systems and automotive electronics. Brian has represented clients in federal district court actions, inter partes reviews before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Section 337 investigations of the US International Trade Commission, and appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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  • Brokered a favorable settlement in ZTE Corp. v. Vringo Infrastructure, Inc., 15-cv-098 (S.D. NY. filed Feb. 5, 2015), that ended a long-standing worldwide series of litigations over a set of FRAND-encumbered (Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) cellular infrastructure patents that Vringo acquired from Nokia
  • Invalidated a wireless communication patent at the PTAB in ZTE Corp. v. IPR Licensing, IPR2014-00525, Final Written Decision (USPTO Sept. 14, 2014), by navigating a complex web of claim constructions and expert opinions that had resulted from the patent family being asserted in multiple fora, including the International Trade Commission and the District of Delaware
  • Secured a finding of “No Violation” from the International Trade Commission in Certain Wireless Devices with 3G and/or 4G Capabilities and Components Thereof, 337-TA-868, Comm’n Op. (USITC Aug. 19, 2014), on three declared-essential patents related to wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) and long-term evolution (LTE) cellular communications standards, and successfully opposed a motion to amend the complaint, which attempted to add a fourth patent to the investigation

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John Marshall Law School, JD, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, Electrical Engineering, 1998


US Patent and Trademark Office