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Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

Senior Counsel


  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising

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With experience in both litigation and transactional settings and a background in computer science, Jonathan Ward helps companies and individuals in the technology sector secure valuable IP rights for their innovations. He specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to hardware and software innovations, including embedded systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Jonathan’s broad legal background includes litigating insurance defense cases with a general practice firm, handling both patent prosecution and IP litigation with a regional IP boutique firm in Portland, and negotiating technology-related contracts and advising on IP and procurement-related issues on behalf of the State of Oregon. Since 2014, Jonathan has devoted his practice to successfully securing patent and trademark protection for a variety of clients of varying sizes. His varied experience helps him recognize and anticipate issues during prosecution that could arise down the road.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jonathan worked as a network administrator and software developer for various organizations. His development work included creating front-end applications that interfaced with database systems using both web and office application platforms.

Bar Admissions

  • Montana (Inactive)
  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude (2001)
  • University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science degree, Computer Science (1997)
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Patents | Trademarks, Copyrights, Marketing and Advertising

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

A list of recently issued patents Jonathan drafted and secured:

  • US 9,644,873, “Method and Apparatus for Refrigeration System Energy Signature Capture.”
  • US 9,636,024, “Systems and Methods for Estimating Hemodynamic Parameters from a Physiological Curve Image.”
  • US 9,609,951, “Foam Seat Cushions.”
  • US 9,593,626, “Radial Engine Piston-Crankshaft Interfaces.”
  • US 9,503,846, “Embedded Location Tracking Systems for Sports Equipment.”
  • US 9,278,042, “Walking Rehabilitation Assistance Devices.”
  • US D762,887, “Flexible Fabric Light Array.”


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