Jon L. Roberts, Ph.D.
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Dr. Roberts, Senior Partner of the Firm, practices in security clearance law, patent, copyright, trademarks, and litigation related to these areas. He is extensively involved in invention protection, business counseling, start-up advising, export control issues, qualifying personnel for security clearances, and helping companies deal with Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) matters. Dr. Roberts also provides litigation support to other law firms in the form of patent opinions, including appellate work, to clients in federal and state courts in all of these areas. Dr. Roberts meets with patent and trademark examiners to resolve issues affecting approval of applications.
Dr. Roberts possesses active Security Clearances and regularly represents clients before Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) and other intelligence agency Administrative Boards regarding security clearances at all levels. Dr. Roberts negotiates with senior level officials of U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Defense regarding export applications and licenses. He also interacts with senior level officials of Department of Justice and Office of U.S. Trade Representative to enforce client rights in intellectual property around the world. Finally, Dr. Roberts is also extensively involved in software contracts (drafting and negotiation), and contract drafting concerning hardware and software development.
Dr. Roberts has extensive corporate and government agency experience. He was the senior staff scientist and project director of a large government system integration project and discharged the responsibilities of principal research scientist in applications of artificial intelligence with General Electric Company, Space Systems Division. His varied government agency experience includes managing numerous research efforts in the areas of software and hardware development, imaging systems, and mapping; high performance aircraft sensor system operator; image exploitation software development program manager; and interagency work related to remote sensing.
- George Washington University National Law Center (J.D., 1984)
- Syracuse University (Ph.D. Remote Sensing, 1979)
- Syracuse University (M.S. Analytical Photogrammetry, 1974)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S. Photographic Science, 1970)
Admissions & Courts
- Virginia and District of Columbia Bars
- Registered Patent Attorney
Memberships & Recognition
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Rochester Institute of Technology 2013 College of Science Distinguished Alumnus