Neil Jones is a team leader in the firm’s Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Group. Mr. Jones practices patent, trademark and copyright law and related litigation to enforce or protect such rights. With counseling experience in intellectual property matters, Mr. Jones also renders patent infringement and validity opinions, assists clients with the development and valuation of their intellectual property, and negotiates intellectual property licenses domestically and internationally.


  • Intellectual property litigation, including being lead trial attorney for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement lawsuits before the federal district and appellate courts
    • Patent, trademark, and copyright litigations have involved technologies and products such as chemical dyes, locomotive parking brakes, packaging machinery, electronic surveillance equipment, medical devices, chemical processes and slurries for polishing computer chips, upholstery designs, check cashing methods, fishing lures made of block copolymers, and children's clothing
  • Has obtained U.S. and foreign patents for chemical and biotech clients in different industries, including medical treatments, nutritional products, paper and papermaking chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymer science, transgenic plants, and new plant cultivars
  • Advises and assists clients in establishing networks of worldwide patent and trademark portfolios to protect their intellectual property and has also served as a mediator in IP disputes
  • Admitted pro hac vice in more than 20 jurisdictions


The George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors (1988)

  • Order of the Coif, George Washington Law Review, Moot Court Board, Giles Rich Intellectual Property Law Moot Court champion

Erskine College, BS, Chemistry, summa cum laude (1985)


South Carolina, Texas, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

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