Jonathan Bowser



Education and Clerkships

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2002

B.A., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lafayette College, 1999


District of Columbia


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Jonathan Bowser is a registered patent attorney focusing on patent litigation disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and federal district courts. Jonathan has been counsel in more than 85 AIA trials before the PTAB, representing both patent challengers and patent owners, and litigates appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also prepares and prosecutes patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad with a specific focus on electrical, computer, networking, and medical device technologies. Jonathan is a frequent author and presenter on post-grant issues.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), Chair of the USPTO Post-Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Programming Chair of the PTAB Trial Committee
  • PTAB Bar Association, Trials Committee

Technical Experience

  • Cloud computing and storage
  • Video coding and compression
  • Cybersecurity
  • Content mirroring and streaming
  • Consumer electronic devices
  • Ad hoc wireless networking
  • Portable transaction devices
  • Optical scanning devices
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless control systems for mobile assets
  • Contactless, laser-based detection systems
  • Graphical user interfaces and operating system components
  • Protocols for communicating between disparate networks
  • Printed circuit board and computer hardware architecture
  • Hardware and software components for broadband distribution systems
  • Low- and medium-rated voltage electrical products
  • Electrical distribution network components
  • Voltage switchgears
  • Substation automation systems
  • Distribution system architecture and monitoring systems
  • Power electronics and memory devices
  • Generators and turbines
  • High resolution particle size analysis
  • Particle concentration distribution and measurement systems
  • Electrical motors
  • Brushless DC motors
  • Ultrasonic thickness measurement devices
  • Distributed generation systems
  • Controlled payment numbers for remote and point of sale transactions

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “How Artificial Intelligence Tools Impact the Legal Practice: What every attorney needs to know,” speaker, myLawCLE Webinar, October 29, 2020.
  • “Ringing the Changes,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 41-43 (October 2020).
  • “Discretionary Denials: What Petitioners and Patent Owners Need to Know,” moderator, AIPLA PTAB Bench & Bar, August 20, 2020.
  • “Brave New World: How AI Tools Are Used in the Legal Sector,” co-author, LegalTech News, August 12, 2020.
  • “Navigating A New Realm: AI and Patent Law,” co-author, LegalTech News, July 16, 2020.
  • “Estoppel, Forum Selection, Discretionary Denial: Where Does the PTAB Stand?,” American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section and Licensing Executives Society webinar, May 27, 2020.
  • “Recent Developments in Discretionary Institution,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, May 21, 2020.
  • “Video Oral Hearing Best Practices,” moderator, PTAB Bar Association Webinar, April 21, 2020.
  • "PTAB Discretionary Institution and Parallel Petitions," co-author, The Patent Law 30-32 (Mar.-Apr. 2020).
  • "Navigating a New Realm: AI and Law," presenter, Haynes and Boone LLP Patent Prosecution and Patent Trials Grp. Mtg., Chicago, IL (Apr. 21, 2020).
  • "Collateral Estoppel Split," co-author, Intellectual Property Magazine, 52-53, April 2020).
  • “Recent Developments in Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” panelist, Advanced Patent Law Institute, Alexandria, VA, March 13, 2020.
  • “The Impact of SAS on Review of Institution Decisions, and PTAB Estoppel Update,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, February 20, 2020.
  • "The Evolution of IPR Estoppel After SAS," co-author, The Patent Law. 18-20, Jan-Feb. 2020.
  • “Appointments Clause Challenges to Administrative Patent Judges of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” presenter, American Bar Association 2020 Midyear Meeting, Austin, TX, February 15, 2020.
  • “Recent Developments at the PTAB,” panelist, AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 25, 2019.
  • “PTAB Trial Practice: New Trial Guidance, and Precedential and Informative Decisions,” webinar, Strafford, October 10, 2019.
  • “New PTAB Precedential Decisions,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, September 19, 2019.
  • “Recent Updates to PTAB Practice: Trial Practice Guide Update and Discretionary Institution,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, August 15, 2019.
  • “Serial Petitions and Discretionary Denials: Pre-Institution Strategies for Petitioners and Patent Owners,” moderator, AIPLA PTAB Bench and Bar, Alexandria, VA, June 27, 2019.
  • “State Sovereign Immunity in AIA Trials,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, June 20, 2019.
  • “Strategies at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” panelist, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, April 12, 2019.
  • “Comprehensive Updates from PTAB Rules of Practice,” panelist, Managing Intellectual Property U.S. Patent Forum 2019, New York, NY, April 2, 2019.
  • “Standard Essential Patents and Patent Pools,” moderator, Patent Administrative Law Conference, Washington, D.C., March 27, 2019.
  • “Recent Updates to Motion to Amend Practice,” presenter, AIPLA PTAB Trial Committee Meeting, March 21, 2019.
  • “Section 112 Issues in IPR Proceedings: Using Section 112 as a Sword or a Shield,” webinar, Strafford, February 14, 2019.
  • “Changing Claim Construction Standards at the PTAB: What You Need to Know,” webinar, AIPLA, November 29, 2018.
  • “New Claim Construction Standard at the PTAB,” webinar, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, November 27, 2018.
  • “Adapting to the New PTAB Landscape,” webinar,, October 24, 2018.
  • “PTAB Trial Route: The Article I Trial Court: Mechanics – Discovery, Motion Practice and Amendment,” faculty presenter, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, September 24, 2018.

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