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March 4, 2010 - Mike James

March IP Section Event

J. Michael Jakes, Finnegan, Lead Counsel for Bernard L. Bilski & Rand A. Warsaw
March 4, 2010; 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Denver ChopHouse, Large Banquet Room
Mike Jakes is a partner in the D.C. office of Finnegan and has broad experience in all aspects of patent law, concentrating his practice on patent litigation and related counseling. He has been lead counsel on numerous patent cases, including trials in federal district courts and before arbitration panels. He deals mainly with technologies related to the computer, electronics, semiconductor, software, and medical device industries.
The current leader of the firm’s appellate practice, Mr. Jakes has special expertise in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he has argued numerous appeals and has prepared and filed briefs in many more. He recently argued on behalf of Bilski before the Supreme Court in the landmark case of Bilski v. Kappos.  He is currently a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council, appointed by the chief circuit judge.
Mr. Jakes has served as both a special master and a technical advisor to various U.S. district courts across the country. In this capacity, he has assisted the courts with claim construction and summary judgment motions on patents covering a wide variety of subjects, ranging from electronic ballasts for fluorescent lighting to pagers and cell phones, optical networks, mass storage devices, and steel wall systems.
Mr. Jakes frequently teaches and lectures on patent law. He has taught courses on patent law at Catholic University Law School and patent appeals before the Federal Circuit at American University Law School. He has also been an instructor for Patent Resources Group on Federal Circuit practice, patent damages, and injunctions.