Jason Blackstone

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Jason Blackstone is a partner in M&R’s Dallas office and member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.

A registered patent attorney, Jason has been involved with patent assertion and portfolio evaluation from inception of patent mining efforts through litigation of asserted, non-licensed patents (this includes the evaluation of patents against products and standards and the creation of negotiation and presentation materials). Jason’s patent work—and IP practice, more generally—is enhanced by his expertise in multiple technology areas, including wireless technologies, medical devices, telecommunications, computer hardware, oil and gas, computer and device software and computer networking.

Jason’s IP practice also includes performance of legal analysis on the scope and content of patent claims and related art. Likewise, he has experience with coordinated settlement efforts, including monetization strategies, portfolio evaluations and cross-licensing efforts, copyright material review and registration, and all aspects of trademark registration and litigation.

Of note, Jason has been one of the leading advocates for treating data as an emerging asset class and species of IP. This interdisciplinary approach has led clients to seek out his advice and counsel regarding not only IP, but also contracts, bankruptcy and regulatory compliance. Companies have retained him to serve as outside general counsel in the areas of IP and commercial operations as well. And startups frequently hire Jason to provide detailed and decisive legal advice, as well as business savvy counsel.

By virtue of his stellar work and scope of experience, Jason has been invited to present at a variety of startup and technology-themed events, including J.P. Morgan Health Care Week, Dallas Startup Week, The Dallas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and at numerous private equity and family office events.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University, Executive MBA
  • Texas A&M University, B.S.

Counseled technology firms in pre-suit investigations and demand letter evaluations regarding intellectual property options and contractual and statutory remedies and relief as well as licensing strategies and licensing program and patent prosecution strategies and filings.
Reviewed data policy and procedures for startup artificial intelligence company with regard to compliance and regulatory issues.
Represented medical device company and obtained dismissal of suit in district court due to favorable claim construction ruling.
Represented company in intellectual property licensing and joint research agreement with large Texas University.
Managed data breach response for leading hospitality corporation and reviewed technical results of consulting response teams.
Managed intellectual property strategy and filing for startup apparel manufacturer.
Represented plaintiff medical supply company against competitor for patent infringement and obtained favorable licensing result.
Represented transportation startup company and provided advice and counsel regarding data privacy and retention policy.
Represented software development company in suit against multiple cellular technology manufacturers.
Represented university in intellectual property and joint research agreement with another foreign university.
Represented startup home technology corporation regarding trade secret and intellectual property policy and agreements with suppliers and contractors.
Represented software technology developer in copyright and trade secret dispute with competitor software technology developer.
Represented oil and gas upstream technology provider in patent assertion campaign against oil and gas upstream technology competitor.
Represented technology licensing firm in software licensing campaign against a variety of targets in front of both the USPTO and the Federal Circuit.
Represented oil and gas technology development corporation in developing licensing platform for oil and gas fracking patent portfolio.
Represented leading network and wireless technical provider defendant in a patent infringement suit involving wireless patents asserted against Wi-Fi industry standards, which included filing of inter partes requests for reexamination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, resulting in a licensing agreement.
Represented plaintiff technology company in patent infringement actions for multiple patents involving computer graphics and operating system software and video game software with the expert investigation, analysis, and review of over 15,000 video games and related graphics hardware in personal computers and video game consoles and resulting in multiple licensing agreements.
Represented leading cellular corporations, as both plaintiff and defendant, in global patent litigation in multiple domestic and foreign court actions and two International Trade Commission investigations involving over 60 digital cellular and wireless patents as well as various mobile phone technology patents resulting in a cross-licensing agreement.
Conducted review of patent portfolios of clients for possible assertion against industry standards and against particular defendants, including disassembly and examination or reverse engineering of infringing products.
Represented wireless networking company in multiple domestic court actions against laptop manufacturers and semiconductor companies involving patents asserted against Wi-Fi industry standards and resulting in multiple licensing agreements.
Represented wireless networking company against router and DSL manufacturers and semiconductor companies involving patents asserted against Wi-Fi and DSL industry standards and resulting in multiple licensing agreements.
Represented technology company against cellular manufacturers and semiconductor companies involving patents asserted against cellular, broadband, and Wi-Fi industry standards resulting in multiple licensing agreements.
Represented leading cellular corporation in global patent litigation in both multiple domestic and foreign court actions and simultaneous International Trade Commission investigations involving over 30 digital cellular and wireless patents resulting in a cross-licensing agreement.
Represented leading wireless networking company in domestic court action against cellular manufacturers involving patents asserted against cellular, WiMAX and Wi-Fi industry standards resulting in multiple licensing agreements.
Represented telecom corporation in review of asserted patents against corporation by strategic competitor involving patents asserted against telecommunications equipment located in telecom switching office.
Represented oil and gas company in commercial litigation action and supervised technical expert reports regarding operation, drilling supervision, and safety processes on deep sea drilling platforms.
Represented medical supply firm in domestic court action against peer competitor involving patent asserted against medical supply technology, which included covered business method patent review in front of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Represented web video advertising company in multiple domestic court actions against video marketplace corporations involving video marketplace patents.
Represented image encoding firm in domestic court action against children’s reading device manufacturer and retail defendants involving patent on encoding messages within images.