Name: Jonathan Statman

Firm, Title: Morrison & Foerster LLP, Associate

Committee: Washington in the West Committee

Bio: Jonathan Statman is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Morrison & Foerster LLP.  Mr. Statman’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling, portfolio management, and post-grant proceedings.  

Mr. Statman is an active member of LAIPLA and The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.  Before receiving his J.D., Mr. Statman worked as a hardware engineer.  Mr. Statman received his J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. magna cum laude in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

What is important about your Committee?

Washington in the West is a truly unique program for attorneys whose practices intersect with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).  The Committee brings together in-house and outside counsel and representatives from the USPTO to share ideas, learn about the latest legal developments, and improve the level of practice by all stakeholders.

Why did you want to chair your Committee?

Washington in the West is the event of the year for a patent prosecutor in Los Angeles.  I have enjoyed attending in previous years and wanted to contribute to its continued success this year.

What are your goals for your Committee?

The Committee is working toward bringing in a diverse group of quality speakers from the USPTO, in-house attorneys and outside counsel.  Our panelists will address a broad variety of topics including similarities and differences between domestic and international patent law, relationships between inside and outside counsel, and the interplay between post-grant proceedings and litigation.  The Committee also hopes to improve networking opportunities between in-house and outside counsel at Washington in the West.

What are you most looking forward or favorite memory of your Committee?

I am most looking forward to Washington in the West running smoothly.  Hopefully that translates into enriching the practices of our participants and creating and strengthening bonds in the IP community here in LA.

What makes LAIPLA different than other legal organizations?

Intellectual property encompasses a fairly diverse group of people and practices.  LAIPLA does a fantastic job of catering its networking and educational calendar to ensure the diverse needs of the membership are met.

Favorite Movie or Song:

Inception.