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Jonathan Yates

Patent Attorney



Jonathan advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, with particular focus on patent and trademark prosecution, strategic portfolio analysis and development, due diligence and risk mitigation.  Jonathan has personally authored hundreds of patent applications, and prosecuted both patent and trademark matters throughout the world.  The technical subject matter of his patent work over the years runs the gamut from software, business methods and control systems to complex machinery, medical devices, injection molding, and fuel cell electrochemistry.  Engagements have also included conducting invention capture sessions, rendering of opinions on patentability, freedom to operate, and priority, as well as considerable behind the scenes research in anticipation of litigation and threatened litigation.

Jonthan is active in his Bloomington, Indiana community, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington.  He has also served as a speaker and mentor at his alma mater the Maurer School of Law, and delivered numerous intellectual property seminars at the invitation of the Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Jonathan received his J.D. from the Indiana University - Maurer School of Law where he achieved Dean's honors, argued in the Sherman Minton Moot Court, and served a semester as Student Director of the Inmate Legal Assistance Program.

John is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.