Jack Davis

Shareholder | Registered Patent Attorney

Direct: 801.882.7886
Fax: 801.882.7844

 jdavis@tdiplaw.com

Jack focuses his practice on the drafting and procurement of U.S. and foreign patents related to electrical, computer, and software technologies. Jack also provides litigation support and technical analysis in connection with strategic advisory and legal opinion matters, including assessing claim construction, infringement, and invalidity issues.

 

Jack is experienced in procuring patent protection for innovations in a diverse range of technological areas including network infrastructure equipment, business methods, e-commerce, Internet services, data management and security, digital rights management (DRM), software, telecommunications, electronic circuits, mechanical devices, wireless systems, optical devices and materials, semiconductor materials and processing, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles, and solar cell technologies.

 

Prior to co-founding the firm, Jack was a partner at a boutique intellectual property law firm and an associate in the Technology and Intellectual Property Group at Stoel Rives, LLP in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Jack began his legal career as a student associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Palo Alto, California, where he gained extensive experience in strategic patent planning and portfolio development, reexamination proceedings, and IP due diligence studies. During his undergraduate studies, Jack worked as a research assistant at the University of Utah, where he conducted research investigations in laser and optical systems, non-linear optics, and optical biological detection platforms for lab-on-a-chip applications. Jack also conducted research on innovative microfluidic optical devices as an intern at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and is an inventor of a U.S. patent on such a device.

Education​

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

  • University of Utah, B.S., Electrical Engineering
     

Publications



  • First named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 6,847,493 titled "Optical Beamsplitter with Electro-Wetting Actuation"

  • Author, "Tips for Expediting the Patent Process," The Enterprise, June 2011

  • Coauthor, "Resonant Cavity Optical Biosensors for the Detection of Nucleic Acid Hybridization," Proceedings SPIE 4625:29-37
     

Honors & Achievements

 

  • Selected as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property for 2020, Thomson Reuters Mountain States Super Lawyers

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for top scoring student in Patents, Patent Prosecution & Patent Litigation courses

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Patent Litigation

  • Deans List 2002-06

  • University of Utah Honors at Entrace Scholarship Recipient; International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Scholarship Recipient

  • Lucent Technologies Global Science Scholar & Bell Laboratories Intern

  • Tau Beta Pi
     

​Admissions

 

  • Utah

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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