Jonas graduated from Stanford Law School (order of the coif) in 2009, with a joint master’s degree in psychology. For his master’s thesis (covered in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog) he studied how trial attorneys can improve their predictions of jury damages awards by averaging the opinions of many attorneys (the “wisdom of crowds”). After law school, Jonas worked as a jury consultant for four years. He assisted with jury selection and conducted mock trial research on a wide variety of cases, including breach of contract, patent, and real estate disputes. Jonas joined the firm in 2014 as a trial and appellate attorney.
Jonas has briefed and argued two appeals before the Federal Circuit. Here is the recording of an oral argument and here is the result. In district court litigation, Jonas has taken over 35 depositions, including corporate representatives, engineers and experts. He has briefed and argued dozens of motions, including summary judgment motions, Daubert motions and evidentiary motions during trial. Here is an example Daubert motion and here is the result (Jonas obtained the deposition admissions quoted in the Court’s Order).
Jonas grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Outside of work, Jonas is a trail runner and weekend-warrior triathlete.
- Represents plaintiff DermaFocus in a patent infringement case in the District of Delaware against an international medical device company. The case involves ultrasound therapy technology for the cosmetic treatment of skin.
- Represented patent-owner SimpleAir in an inter partes review trial against Google before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The patent involves technology for providing notifications to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The Board affirmed the patentability of all challenged claims and the Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s decision.
- Represented plaintiff Mirror Worlds Technologies in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas against Apple, Microsoft, and computer manufacturers. The case involved document storage, search, and display technology developed by Yale Professor David Gelernter and Dr. Eric Freeman. Apple sought to preclude Mirror Worlds from bringing suit based on a prior lawsuit between Mirror Worlds and Apple. We defeated Apple’s preclusion motions and successfully precluded Apple from challenging the patent’s validity. An article about the outcome of the case is available here.
- Represented plaintiff Abstrax in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against Hewlett Packard. The case related to a patent on manufacturing methods that has been successfully licensed to other major computer manufacturers. The case settled on confidential terms after the filing of expert reports.
Federal court admissions:
- Eastern District of Texas
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- District of Delaware (pro hac vice)
- Stanford Law School, (J.D. order of the coif, 2009)
- Stanford University (M.A. psychology, 2009)
- Princeton University, (B.A. summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, 2005)