Keith A. Jones focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret cases in Federal District Courts across the country and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Keith also assists clients in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in trademark cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Keith A. Jones’s practice focuses on patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation; Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; trademark cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Keith has litigated cases involving many technologies and industries, such as internet technologies, silicon processing, LCD displays, printing presses, solar panel support structures, medical products, electronic commerce, and other software. His focus in patent prosecution is on the electrical and computing related arts.
Prior to starting his career with Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP, Keith was a research assistant at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. Before this, he was a student volunteer with the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project providing legal information to victims of domestic violence to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their pursuit of restraining orders.
Keith is a member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in the District of New Jersey, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Keith received his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a concentration in communications and networking technologies. He then received his law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society and president of the ice hockey team.
- Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA), Board of Governors, 2016 — 2018
District Court Cases
- Zoetis, Inc. v. Boehringer Inhelheim Vetmedica, GmbH, Southern District of New York. Represented Plaintiff Zoetis in a patent licensing dispute. Case settled after obtaining favorable summary judgment ruling on interpretation of the relevant contract.
- ImmerVision, Inc. v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. et al, District of Delaware. Represented Plaintiff and patent owner ImmerVision, Inc. in a patent infringement action over panoramic lens technology. Case settled after obtaining favorable claim construction ruling and a favorable validity ruling in a parallel Inter Partes Review proceeding.
- PeriRx, Inc. v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., Civil Action No. 2:20-cv-02212 (Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Represented the Regents of the University of California in a patent licensing dispute. Obtained partial dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims at the pleadings stage and summary judgment victory on the remaining claims.
- Regalo International, LLC v. Munchkin, Inc., District of Delaware. Represented plaintiff Regalo International, LLC in a patent infringement case over child safety devices. Case settled favorably after highly successful claim construction opinion was issued.
- Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. v. Excelsis Investments, Inc. d/b/a Stealth Technologies, Inc. and HSN, Inc., District of Delaware; Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. v. International Marketing Group, Inc., Eastern District of Missouri. Represented plaintiff Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. in parallel design patent and copyright infringement cases over emergency telephones. Cases settled favorably during discovery.
- Tamr, Inc. v. Nor Labs, Inc., d/b/a CloudTamer.io, District of Delaware. Represented plaintiff Tamr, Inc. in trademark infringement, anticybersquatting, and unfair competition case regarding use of the mark TAMR. Early favorable settlement achieved.
- Blackbird Tech LLC d/b/a Blackbird Technologies v. Hyperikon, Inc., District of Delaware. Represented defendant Hyperikon, Inc., in a patent infringement case regarding LED bulbs. Early favorable settlement achieved.
- Mattern & Associates LLC v. Cozen O’Connor PC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Represented plaintiff, Mattern & Associates LLC, in a copyright infringement litigation. Early favorable settlement achieved.
- Idea Nuova, Inc. v. Tween Brands, Inc., Southern District of New York. Represented patent owner in a patent infringement case over locking mechanism for foldable chair. Settled favorably.
Post-Grant Matters (before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
- LG Electronics Inc. v. ImmerVision, Inc. (IPR2020-00179, IPR2020-00195). Represented patent owner over patent on panoramic image capture and lens design with localized enhanced resolution. Obtained final decisions upholding challenged patent claim.
- Hamamatsu Corp. v. SiOnyx, LLC (IPR2016-01910). Represented petitioner over patent on textured semiconductor imager devices, including through appeal to the Federal Circuit. Obtained a final decision invalidating majority of challenged claims and affirmance on appeal.
- Hamamatsu Corp. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (IPR2016-01143). Represented petitioner over patent on textured semiconductor material. Obtained a final decision invalidating majority of challenged claims
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Proceedings
- The Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. v. Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Represented Lincoln National in challenging the registration of ACCELETERM as a trademark. Successfully cancelled the registration through the Alternative Case Resolution trial process.
- LG Electronics Inc. v. ImmerVision, Inc. (Case 21-2037, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Represented appellee and patent owner ImmerVision, Inc. in appeal of final written decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to uphold the validity of ImmerVision’s patents. Obtained a precedential decision affirming the Board’s decision.
- Selected to “Ones to Watch,” by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of litigation, 2021 — 2023
- Named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star,” by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2021 – 2022
Keith lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania with his wife and children. As the father of a child with cerebral palsy, Keith is a passionate advocate for expanding access to services for children with disabilities. He enjoys playing with a local ice hockey team and is an accomplished musician, writing and performing music along with playing the bass guitar and guitar. In the rare times that his schedule permits, he enjoys traveling with his wife.
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