Jonathan L. Pettit, Shareholder

(619) 209-3063 direct
(619) 209-3000 main
pettit@dsmw.com
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax

Jay is a Registered Patent Attorney and former in-house counsel with more than 18 years of experience counseling technology clients on worldwide patent and trademark strategies. He has filed numerous applications in the electrical, computer and mechanical arts.  Jay performs infringement and validity analysis, drafts legal opinion letters, and conducts due diligence to evaluate the scope and value of IP portfolios.  He also advises clients on identifying proprietary information, know-how and technology for trade secret protection.

Jay represents clients in complex IP litigation relating to patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters.  In addition, he is skilled in negotiating and drafting commercial, academic and government contracts, including development agreements, technology and software license agreements, professional services agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

While serving as in-house counsel, Jay managed all aspects of a large, publically traded satellite communication company’s multi-million dollar IP program.  This included its patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He is familiar with developing and managing legal budgets, implementing trade secret programs, and educating senior management and other business and engineering employees about IP best practices.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jay was a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy.  He accumulated more than 1000 flight hours and 200 aircraft carrier landings flying the A-6 Intruder.  Jay’s experience provided him the opportunity to see the world and develop outstanding management and leadership skills.

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995

Virginia Tech, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1992

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Geography, 1982

State Bar of California

State Bar of Texas

Registered Patent Attorney

Numerous federal court jurisdictions

American Intellectual Property Law Association

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego North County Bar Association