Jason Whitney

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2008, summa cum laude, Symposium Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal, 2007-2008; Student Attorney, Civil Justice Clinic, St. Mary's Center for Legal and Social Justice 2007-2008

M.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rice University

B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rice University

B.A., Economics, Rice University

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2007) and the Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion, Fourth Court of Appeals (2006)

Admissions

Texas, 2008

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2012

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2013

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2013

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2012

Profile

Jason Whitney is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone. He is an experienced litigator and registered patent attorney, counseling clients from small to large in obtaining, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. He has argued patent disputes before the International Trade Commission, defended clients in trademark and copyright lawsuits in various federal courts, and prosecuted patents and trademarks before the Patent and Trademark Office. Jason advocates for his clients in complex intellectual property matters and develops innovative solutions for difficult business problems.

Jason has assisted clients in patent infringement and inventorship lawsuits, Lanham Act trademark cases, and copyright suits. He also represents clients in intellectual property administrative proceedings, including trademark cancellations, trademark oppositions, patent reexaminations, and domain name disputes.

In addition to his litigation experience, Jason has filed dozens of trademark applications, prepared and prosecuted patent and copyright applications, and drafted licenses, technology development agreements, website privacy agreements, website terms of use, and electronic financial transaction agreements.

Before entering law school, Jason supported the Avionic Systems Division at NASA Johnson Space Center as an electrical engineer, where his work primarily involved the communications systems of the Space Shuttles and International Space Station.

Growth

Nine Haynes and Boone Lawyers Elevated to Counsel

Haynes and Boone proudly announces the promotion to counsel of nine firm associates, representing six practice areas from our Chicago, Dallas, London, New York and San Antonio offices.

Selected Client Representations

  • Working with trial teams to draft motions in the trial court, including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and Daubert motions to challenge expert testimony.
  • Preparing ex parte reexamination requests for two key patents owned by a manufacturer's competitor, ultimately resulting in cancellation of all claims in both patents.
  • Assisting tequila distributor in obtaining a design patent for unique tequila bottle design.
  • Drafting joint development agreement for producer of hydraulic fracturing additives to jointly create and test new products.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Impact of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012, January 24, 2013.
  • "Inter Partes Reexaminations: Request & Reexamination Procedure," presented to Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin Texas, October, 2011.
  • "Copyright and Intellectual Property Law," presented to San Antonio ASTD Learning and Performance Summit, June, 2011.

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