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Jason E. Gorden

Senior IP Counsel

| Kansas City
TELEPHONE
(816) 295-8952

Jason has over twenty years of experience working in the technology industry as a software design engineer and patent attorney. His practice focuses on advising clients on patent matters and other legal issues pertaining to research, development, and commercialization of complex emerging technologies. He specializes in combining his strong technical skills together with his extensive patent preparation and litigation experience to craft patents and patent portfolios designed with to withstand the rigors and scrutiny of post-grant challenges and litigation.

Jason started his career as a software design engineer at Compressor Controls Corporation in 1994 working on embedded control systems for the oil and gas industry. From 2000 to 2005, Jason was in private practice with various IP boutique law firms. From 2005 to 2018, Jason served as in-house counsel at SAP supporting patent portfolio development, IP operations, and patent monetization. Since 2018, Jason has returned to private practice as a patent attorney.

Jason has experience drafting and litigating patents in many areas of software, database technology, networking, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

EDUCATION

University of Missouri School of Law, 2000, J.D.

University of Missouri, Columbia, 1994
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

State Bar of Missouri

State Bar of Kansas

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Jason E. Gorden

Senior IP Counsel

| Kansas City
TELEPHONE
(816) 295-8952

Jason has over twenty years of experience working in the technology industry as a software design engineer and patent attorney. His practice focuses on advising clients on patent matters and other legal issues pertaining to research, development, and commercialization of complex emerging technologies. He specializes in combining his strong technical skills together with his extensive patent preparation and litigation experience to craft patents and patent portfolios designed with to withstand the rigors and scrutiny of post-grant challenges and litigation.

Jason started his career as a software design engineer at Compressor Controls Corporation in 1994 working on embedded control systems for the oil and gas industry. From 2000 to 2005, Jason was in private practice with various IP boutique law firms. From 2005 to 2018, Jason served as in-house counsel at SAP supporting patent portfolio development, IP operations, and patent monetization. Since 2018, Jason has returned to private practice as a patent attorney.

Jason has experience drafting and litigating patents in many areas of software, database technology, networking, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Fintech

Ensenta, Inc. (acquired by Private Equity fund)

After linking Ensenta’s core technology innovations to its target market space, Fountainhead successfully navigated Ensenta’s patents through the Patent Office to protect their innovations and markets. Over the years, Fountainhead worked with Ensenta to successfully fend off IP attacks from competitors. These efforts culminated in a successful exit when the company was sold to a private equity firm.

Microelectronics

Power Analog Microelectronics (acquired by Diodes Inc.)

Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM) was a multinational analog and mixed signal startup. Fountainhead’s expertise in analog, mixed signal, and global IP strategy helped PAM to build a comprehensive IP program to support their global marketing efforts, leading to a successful acquisition by Diodes Inc.

Microelectronics

Summit Microelectronics (acquired by Qualcomm Inc.)

Summit’s battery charging technology changed the world. When Summit invented a charging algorithm that reduced battery charge time by orders of magnitude (“TurboCharge”), they turned to Fountainhead to protect these vital IP assets. Knowing that companies around the world would stop at nothing to “design around” Summit’s innovations, Fountainhead worked with Summit engineers to craft numerous claim strategies to make their IP as impregnable as possible. Summit was later sold to Qualcomm for hundreds of millions of dollars based in large part on their IP portfolio, portions of which was later asserted against Apple.

Software

SAP is a global leader in business process software. Since the seminal Supreme Court case of Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, which significantly raised the bar for patenting business process software patents, protecting these key IP assets has been no easy task. For almost two decades, Fountainhead Law has worked with SAP to lead the field in patenting business process software patents, having successfully obtained hundreds of valid and granted patents for SAP and other clients in this nuanced and challenging technology space.

Wireless

When wireless titan Qualcomm launched its seminal patent lawsuit against Apple, from over 200,000 patents in their arsenal, they selected just 12 patents deemed capable of withstanding the rigors of Apple’s rigorous patent defenses. Fountainhead Law proudly prosecuted two (2) of the selected 12 Qualcomm patents, contributing to Qualcomm’s favorable settlement with Apple of this epic patent battle.

Software Systems

When Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, set out to transform Microsoft’s strategic vision, the legal team turned to Fountainhead’s broad range of expertise in software, hardware, AI, and other technologies to protect the new technology areas that Microsoft was venturing into. Fountainhead has helped Microsoft preserve the wealth of innovations along their technology roadmaps from software to AI and spanning both the analog and digital semiconductor worlds.