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  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2006
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Biochemistry, 2001
  • B.A., Ithaca College, Biochemistry, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Boston Bar Association

Jonathan M. Sparks, Ph.D.

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  • T: 617.449.6509
    F: 617.326.3062

Dr. Jonathan Sparks is a patent attorney in the Intellectual Property/Information Technology group. Dr. Sparks has 18 years of experience as a patent professional representing clients in diverse areas of technology. Dr. Sparks counsels clients on general intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, domestic and foreign patent strategy, due diligence, and patent lifecycle management and assists clients with the preparation of patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions.  His clients include individual inventors, small companies and large companies and academic institutions.

Dr. Sparks has assisted clients in commercializing technology in the biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical, alternative energy, mechanical device and medical device areas.  

Prior to starting his legal career, Dr. Sparks did research in the areas of physical biochemistry and molecular biology while obtaining his PhD at Texas A&M.  This work was presented at various scientific meetings and published in leading scientific journals.

Dr. Sparks was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2009-2012. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.