- Technology transfer
Partner at Alston & Bird LLP
Jason P Cooper is co-chair of Alston & Bird’s IP practice, which comprises more than 165 attorneys and patent professionals dedicated to IP law practice. Mr Cooper’s individual practice emphasises mechanical, manufacturing and medical device technologies, where he calls on the firm’s bench of expertise to assist clients with navigating myriad IP issues that arise in the course of business. He manages patent portfolios of various domestic and international clients and helps monetise those portfolios. He counsels clients on avoiding the infringement of others’ patents and opines on the infringement and validity of individual patents, as well as advising on strategy for avoiding others’ patent portfolios.
Mr Cooper regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and is experienced in all aspects of ex parte and inter partes patent practice, including examiner interviews, third-party submissions, appeals, interferences, reexaminations and reissues, inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews and instructing foreign patent attorneys in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. In addition to being recognised for the second consecutive year in as a world-class IP strategist in the IAM Strategy 300, he is also recognised in the IAM Patent 1000 as “outstanding in every respect – proficiency, knowledge, client communications”, “a real go-to guy” and an “excellent team organiser”.
Mr Cooper is the immediate past chair of the firm’s executive committee. He has also completed the Harvard Law School Executive Education Programme, Leadership in Law Firms and serves on the advisory board of the Centre for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.