Partner at McCarter & English, LLP
Jonathan Sparks is co-chair of McCarter & English’s IP practice group and has almost 20 years of experience as a patent professional representing clients in diverse areas of technology. Dr Sparks is known for his technical and strategic acumen – as he decisively identifies and aligns IP value with business objectives. He counsels clients on general IP matters, including patent prosecution, domestic and foreign patent strategy, due diligence and patent lifecycle management. He also assists clients with the preparation of patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions. His clients include individual inventors and companies of all sizes.
Dr Sparks has assisted clients in commercialising technology in the biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical, alternative energy, mechanical device and medical device areas.
Prior to starting his legal career, Dr Sparks did research in the areas of physical biochemistry and molecular biology while obtaining his PhD at Texas A&M University. This work was presented at various scientific meetings and published in leading scientific journals.