Jeffrey solves legal challenges for his clients in the areas of intellectual property and technology.

Overview

Jeffrey regularly conducts mergers and acquisitions IP due diligence efforts including open source compliance and remediation, software architecture and security work streams. He has significant experience when it comes to open source software, including the evaluation of compliance, licensing, patent and corporate strategy-related issues.

Experience

Jeffrey has assisted a multinational software company with various divestitures and acquisitions, including due diligence efforts involving third party and open source software assessments. Deal experience has included the acquisition of a major social media company, AI/machine learning platforms, and gaming platforms.

Additional experience has included work for pro bono clients, such as the drafting of a website's privacy policy, terms of use and conditions of sale documents, submissions policy and submissions agreements, guidance regarding the DMCA, and providing counsel regarding fair use issues in the appropriation of art field.

During law school, Jeffrey served as a student attorney at an intellectual property clinic, as a legal extern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and as a legal extern at the Department of Commerce's Office of Intellectual Property Rights.

Prior to practicing law, Jeffrey worked as a sound engineer. He earned an Emmy nomination for sound editing and several Motion Picture Sound Editors Society awards for Best Sound in Animation. He leverages these technical skills and industry knowledge to serve clients.

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Publications

"Congress Giveth and Taketh Away: A Look at Section 18 of the America Invents Act and the Review of Business Method Patents," 94 J. PAT & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC'Y 201, 2012

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

International Trademark Association

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2015
  • New York, 2014
  • District of Columbia, 2014

Education

American University Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

  • Order of the Coif
  • Business Law Review
  • Intellectual Property Brief
  • T. Morton McDonald Scholarship Award

Vanderbilt University, B.A., with honors, 1998

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