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With careers as an engineering researcher and as an intellectual property attorney, Dr. Jeffrey W. Gluck is able to bring both to the table when serving clients. His legal practice spans a broad range of areas, including patent application and prosecution, IP counseling, providing legal opinions, serving on litigation teams, and appellate litigation. He is a frequent author and speaker on matters relating to patent law and software IP law. His engineering experience includes roles in industry, academia, and government, and he has authored numerous technical papers. While his technical background lies in the electrical and computer areas, Jeff has successfully pursued work relating to a much broader range of topics, from vehicle steering and braking systems to shoes to gaming to business and finance.

Dr. Jeffrey W. Gluck is a firm partner representing clients in a variety of areas including patent counseling and opinions, licensing and transactions, interferences, patent prosecution and reissue, and reexaminations. He also assists on trial litigation and has been a lead attorney in appellate litigation. His litigation-related activities include matters before both U.S. District Courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He further advises clients on matters relating to software copyright/licensing issues, including open-source licenses. He is a frequent author and speaker on matters relating to patent law and electrical and computer intellectual property.

Jeff specializes in sophisticated electrical and computer-related technologies, including telecommunication systems, signal processing, control systems, solar energy technology, semiconductor devices, and high-performance computing, but his practice includes other technologies, as well, including vehicle steering and braking systems and other mechanical systems, gaming systems, and financial technology.

Jeff brings a wealth of broad-based experience to his clients, having worked as an engineer and researcher (including management), as a university professor, and as a patent examiner, in addition to his experience as a patent agent and patent attorney. While his research interests focused mainly on multi-user, digital, wireless and satellite communications, he has also performed research in the areas of signal processing and control systems. A large part of his research centered on spread-spectrum/CDMA systems, including applications to cellular systems. He has authored or co-authored a number of technical papers.

In connection with his work, Jeff is familiar with numerous telecommunications standards including IS-95, GSM, cdma2000, and 3GPP, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. He has also performed work related to digital video broadcasting (DVB) standards, and AV1 and VP9 video processing standards. His work includes counseling patent pools regarding standards-related matters.


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA), Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
    • Standards and Open Source Committee
    • Emerging Technologies Committee
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) (AIPPI), Member
    • Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
    • AI and Emerging Technologies Committee



“I have almost exclusively worked with Dr. Jeffrey Gluck and his associates in Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP both with regard to my company’s and my personal IP, for all my Patent filing and prosecution. For about 20 years, I have followed Jeff through four law firms and multiple companies, and I have to say he is by far the best Patent attorney I have ever known. He has vast knowledge of the patent processes and keeps up with the law and current changes in the USPTO. More importantly is willing to explain them to me so I can make the best decisions about my and my company’s IP. Having experience in and personal contacts with the USPTO, when all else fails, he has also been instrumental in deftly resolving issues with examiners through direct conferences. And I should know how rare that is because I am the inventor or a co-inventor in over 106 US patents around 20 of which I own personally. With Jeff as one of their partners, I would highly recommend Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP.”

– Anonymous

  • GuideTech, LLC v. Brilliant Instruments, Inc.
  • Named a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer,” 2014, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Named a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star,” 2013, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • IAM Strategy 300, 2022 – present
  • Patent 1000, IAM, 2023

Jeff is an avid music fan and loves reading, “tinkering,” and walking/hiking. His love of music comes from a family tradition of interest and participation in music, and over the years, Jeff has studied violin, clarinet, and piano and has had classical voice training. He has a history of performing as a vocalist. He also enjoys listening to most types of music, with classic rock, classical, and jazz being his favorites.

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