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.
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.
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine’s “IP STARS,” 2019
- 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.
- "Two Cases Raise New Copyright Infringement Concerns for Internet Linking," author, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, July/August 2020.
- 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.
M.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rice University,
B.A., Economics, Rice University,
B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Rice University,
J.D., St Marys 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
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)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Seventy-five Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are included in the 2022 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” directory this month. The Ones to Watch distinction is given to attorneys early in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. Nominated by peers in the industry, Ones to Watch recipients have been in practice for five to nine years. The fol [...]