Advertising & Digital Media
Internet, Software & Technology
Retail & Apparel
Cybersecurity & Privacy
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
- Harvard Law School, J.D.
- Southern Methodist University, Executive MBA
- Texas A&M University, B.S.
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.