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Jocelyn D. Ram

Senior IP Counsel

| Los Angeles
TELEPHONE
(818) 676-9544

With over two decades of intellectual property experience, in both private practice and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Jocelyn brings a unique perspective to Fountainhead and its clients. Jocelyn utilizes unique insider knowledge of the USPTO in strategizing for her clients on how to quickly acquire valid patents and build a comprehensive IP portfolio. Her technology background focuses on biomedical, mechanical, electromechanical, and software technologies, with specialization in the medical device field.

Her biomedical engineering degree from Cornell University, and communications & technology master’s from Georgetown University provide a strong foundation for both understanding the technical and legal aspects of patent law and for expertly communicating this subject matter to diverse audiences.

As a speechwriter for Andrei Iancu, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Laura Peter, former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, Jocelyn worked closely with top executives and senior staff from across the USPTO in drafting remarks for over 60 public events, including 18 keynotes.

As a patent business analyst in the USPTO Office of International Patent Cooperation, Jocelyn collaborated on work-sharing initiatives with international patent offices. She also helped develop and improve Global Dossier, a patent prosecution tool, and has presented numerous training seminars.

Skills gained while a primary patent examiner at the USPTO provide her with a unique understanding of the examination process, which is instrumental in obtaining strong patents with meaningful claim scope for her clients. Jocelyn has a remarkably high allowance rate due to frequent examiner interviews and the ability to establish a rapport with USPTO staff.

Jocelyn draws on her extensive experience on both the private and government sides of patent law in providing clients with high-quality, enforceable intellectual property protection.

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Law, 2006, J.D.
IP Concentration with Honors

Georgetown University, 2002
M.A., Communications & Technology, thesis distinction

Cornell University, 1999
B. S. Biomedical Engineering, cum laude

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

D. C. Bar

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Jocelyn D. Ram

Senior IP Counsel

| Los Angeles
TELEPHONE
(818) 676-9544

With over two decades of intellectual property experience, in both private practice and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Jocelyn brings a unique perspective to Fountainhead and its clients. Jocelyn utilizes unique insider knowledge of the USPTO in strategizing for her clients on how to quickly acquire valid patents and build a comprehensive IP portfolio. Her technology background focuses on biomedical, mechanical, electromechanical, and software technologies, with specialization in the medical device field.

Her biomedical engineering degree from Cornell University, and communications & technology master’s from Georgetown University provide a strong foundation for both understanding the technical and legal aspects of patent law and for expertly communicating this subject matter to diverse audiences.

As a speechwriter for Andrei Iancu, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Laura Peter, former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, Jocelyn worked closely with top executives and senior staff from across the USPTO in drafting remarks for over 60 public events, including 18 keynotes.

As a patent business analyst in the USPTO Office of International Patent Cooperation, Jocelyn collaborated on work-sharing initiatives with international patent offices. She also helped develop and improve Global Dossier, a patent prosecution tool, and has presented numerous training seminars.

Skills gained while a primary patent examiner at the USPTO provide her with a unique understanding of the examination process, which is instrumental in obtaining strong patents with meaningful claim scope for her clients. Jocelyn has a remarkably high allowance rate due to frequent examiner interviews and the ability to establish a rapport with USPTO staff.

Jocelyn draws on her extensive experience on both the private and government sides of patent law in providing clients with high-quality, enforceable intellectual property protection.

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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.