Jason Gardner focuses his practice on intellectual property law. He helps established and start-up companies acquire patent assets, monetize patent assets, manage patent-related risks associated with developing and releasing new products, and assert patent rights. He is experienced in appeals to both the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and Patent Trial and Appeal Board, establishing and implementing patent procurement programs, conducting intellectual property due diligence, and performing portfolio evaluations. He is a registered patent attorney and provides advice for quickly building patent portfolios and to leverage value for furthering strategic business objectives. He also helps clients in connection with inter partes reviews and covered business method patent reviews.

Mr. Gardner regularly evaluates patent rights and renders opinions with respect to invalidity, infringement, freedom-to-operate issues, and design-around options. He also prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications and manages domestic and international patent portfolios. He has experience handling patent disputes and drafting intellectual property licensing agreements.

Mr. Gardner’s technical experience broadly covers many electrical, software, and mechanical areas, including wireless telecommunications, FinTech, healthcare IT, image processing and projection, Internet applications, semiconductor devices, medical devices, energy production, hydrocarbon extraction, financial services software, predictive modeling, construction machinery, and autonomous vehicles.

Professional & Community Activities

Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal, Board of Advisors, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2005)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2002)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2014)
  • Georgia (2005)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged means adding value to my client's business goals.

Suite 1400, 4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
USA
t +1 919.420.1727
f +1 919.510.6100
Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.745.2520
f +1 404.541.4619

Jason D. Gardner

Experience Highlights

Perform patent procurement for joint venture between manufacturer of farm equipment and a company that designs and builds robots
Seeking patent protection for autonomous vehicles developed through a joint venture between the world's leading manufacturer of farm equipment and a more
Patent protection and licensing services for Equifax Inc.
Represents Equifax Inc., one of the United States' largest credit reporting agencies, in their patent related matters by assisting in obtaining more
McKesson Info. Solutions v. Epic Sys. Corp.
The firm served as lead counsel in the representation of Epic Systems Corporation, a leading Wisconsin-based health care software company, against more
Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more