Jason Hunt is a member of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Group. Jason has a general practice, including but not limited to intellectual property law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law, and intellectual property litigation. He is also the Chair of Boardman & Clark’s Emerging Companies Group which provides counseling and services for start-up and early stage companies.

Jason counsels clients in the strategic planning, management, protection, monetization, licensing, enforcement, and defense of patent, trademark and copyright portfolios.  Jason takes a business oriented approach to intellectual property, working with companies to develop and grow their business, strategically designing intellectual property portfolios which align with company objectives and within company budgets, as well as connecting companies with resources and other contacts to reach company goals. 

Prior to attending law school, Jason worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry and in a University research facility.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • Iowa State Courts
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Representative Work

  • Battery technologies, refrigeration systems and devices, HVAC/water treatment systems and devices
  • IOT systems and devices, computer software
  • Product designs, apparel, jewelry, equipment, toys, novelties, hunting and fishing equipment
  • Vehicle components and devices, aircraft components
  • Tools, magnetic devices, conveyor systems
  • Chemical and electrochemical systems, fracking technologies, polymer devices and methods of manufacture
  • Biomedical treatments & devices and associated drug delivery methods including endoscopy, orthopedic devices, vascular surgery devices
  • Clean technology methods and devices including biodegradable natural coatings for protection of livestock feed, microbiological treatments for production of biofuel, systems/processes for treatment of biofuel production waste, water reclamation technologies, alternative energy vehicle propulsion
  • Plant genetics related to herbicide-resistant plants, agricultural equipment

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Regular contributor to the IP Insights Blog
  • Presenter, “Protecting Your Competitive Edge,” WMEP Manufacturing Matters! 2017 Conference, 2017
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property Audits: Strategic Protection of Existing Assets,” Countdown to Takeoff Seminar, 2013
  • Panelist, “Open Innovation Panel Discussion: Business owners and inventors share what works for licensing products,” Ideas to Profits Conference, 2012
  • Presenter, School District Logos and Mascots: Copyright & Trademark Issues Lathrop & Clark LLP Annual School Law Seminar, 2011
  • Co-Author, “Collegiate Efforts to Enforce Logos,” Legal Comment, Wisconsin School News, 2011
  • Author, “Accelerating Green Technology Patents,” Dorsey eUpdate, 2009
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property Basics SWCC/SBDC Southwestern Business Conference and Expo," Southwestern Iowa Community College, 2009
  • Presenter, "Find it Free and Fast on the Web," National Business Institute (NBI) Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2008
  • Presenter, "Protecting Yourself and Your Invention: Patent Strategies," Annual BIGMAP Symposium “Biotechnology Policy and Law,” Iowa State University, 2008
  • Author, “For Sale – Your Trademark as a Keyword,” Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Update, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2005, Republished by: IPFrontline.com (March 23, 2005)

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Western Wisconsin
    • Board Member, 2012-Present
    • Board President, 2016 - 2017 
  • Sun Prairie Soccer Club, Co-Inhouse Director & Coach,  2016
  • CIVITAS of Madison, Wisconsin, 2011
  • Amanda Cares, Inc.
    • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
    • Board Member, 2006-2010
  • Leadership Iowa, 2006-2007
  • Indiana University Alumni Club of Central Iowa, Treasurer & Board Member, 2005-2010
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Board Member; 2009-2013
    • Secretary, 2011, 2012
  • eCommerce Section Council, Iowa State Bar Association
    • Chair, 2007-2009
    • Legislative Chair, 2006-2007
    • Council Member, 2005-2009

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • eCommerce Section Council, Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Education

  • J.D., high honors, Drake University Law School, 2001
    • Drake Law Review, Projects Editor
  • B.S., Biochemistry, honors, Indiana University, 1996

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