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Jonathan Berschadsky

Jonathan Berschadsky

Merchant & Gould P.C.

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Berschadsky’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation, freedom to operate analysis, U.S. and international strategic patent portfolio planning and management, as well as counseling clients on strategic partnerships and technology acquisitions. Having worked in the satellite communications industry on commercial spacecraft, the electronics industry on high-tech audio and electronics, and various Machine Learning applications of Artificial Intelligence qualifies Jonathan to work on all things "technologically complex." He can write about them for any audience: business folk, engineers, PTO examiners, judges and juries. When it comes to drafting patent applications, formulating arguments for high-stakes litigations, and rendering opinions on issues of patent infringement, validity and enforceability, Jonathan never leaves a stone unturned. He combines that with some serious agreement drafting and negotiating skills.

Jonathan is a regular CLE instructor for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and in-house counsel. Jonathan also moonlights as a mixed martial artist and on weekends goes mountain bike riding.

Awards and Recognition
Jonathan was the winner of The Burton Awards 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award for co-authoring “Is PTAB ‘death squad’ just a myth?” He has also been recognized as an IP Star in the 2013 - 2017 editions of Managing Intellectual Property, selected by Patent Buddy as one of the Top Patent Prosecutors nationally in the Computer, Electrical, Software and Business Methods areas for 2011-2017, recognized in the 2017 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, and was listed as a Top New York City Intellectual Property Litigator in the 2014-2017 issues of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition.

Education
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2000
M.S.E.E., Boston University, 1993
B.S.E.E., Boston University, 1991

Bar Admissions
State of New York, 2001; State of New Jersey, 2000; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities
American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Jonathan Berschadsky is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation
Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Taking Invention Disclosures: Practical and Ethical Considerations - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Taking Invention Disclosures: Practical and Ethical Considerations (PowerPoint slides) - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Taking Invention Disclosures: Practical and Ethical Considerations - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Taking Invention Disclosures: Practical and Ethical Considerations (PowerPoint slides) - Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2018: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, Tuesday, May 08, 2018
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