Jonathan Short, co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice group, concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property and technology, with a focus on litigation. He represents clients in disputes relating to patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret infringement, as well as antitrust, unfair trade/business practices, false advertising and defamation. Jonathan is dedicated to providing business-minded solutions to corporate clients, from startups to international market leaders.
Early counseling, careful drafting, and taking protective measures in the short term often help companies avoid expensive litigation in the long term. Jonathan counsels clients on these issues, and regularly drafts and negotiates agreements relating to copyright, trademark and patent licensing, as well as visual art, contractor, vendor, services, marketing, distribution, confidentiality and non-disclosure, supply, and agency agreements for companies of all sizes. Additionally, Jonathan prosecutes trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which helps clients protect trademark rights and gives notice to would-be infringers.
Intellectual property and technology issues are often commingled with a company’s other legal matters. Jonathan’s litigation practice therefore extends beyond intellectual property. He has investigated and successfully litigated several cutting edge cases related to the unlawful transmission of wireless text SPAM. He has also defended a large corporate client in a national digital technology class action involving, among other things, unfair competition claims under California law.
Jonathan chairs the firm’s IP Litigation Subgroup and is the past-chair of the Professional Personnel Committee.