Michael Jones

Founder, Managing Member

Michael Jones, the founder and managing member of Jones Intellectual Property, is dedicated to providing his clients with expert, personalized, and cost-effective legal solutions. Michael has focused on creating, protecting, and advocating for his clients’ intellectual property rights throughout his career.

A Personalized Approach

Michael’s hallmark lies in his unwavering commitment to understanding his clients’ unique identities and their distinct needs. His ability to finely tailor legal services to harmonize seamlessly with each client’s business objectives is a distinguishing trait. From dynamic startups to Fortune 500 companies, Michael leverages his extensive experience to create bespoke solutions that yield tangible results.

Patents: A Broad Range of Technological Experience

Although Michael’s formal training is rooted in mechanical engineering, his expertise spans a broad spectrum, encompassing smart speakers, cryptocurrency, digital asset exchanges, machine learning technologies, digital media players, cloud-based innovations, computer software, robotic platforms, proximity sensors, tablet computer hardware, pioneering business methodologies, interactive online communication, and transformative medical devices.

Trademark Advocacy

Michael’s prowess in trademark law shines brightly. His trademark practice has focused on obtaining and safeguarding trademark registrations. He represents clients from various industries, including makeup and beauty products, urgent care medical centers, cannabis-related ventures, fashion and apparel, diaper manufacturing, and innovative candy packaging.

Litigation Luminary

As a litigator, Michael has successfully navigated the intricate waters of litigation in various esteemed arenas, including District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His litigation portfolio spans a wide technological spectrum, encompassing flash memory products, cutting-edge software, innovative business methods, skin care devices, and funerary innovations.

A Commitment to Public Service

Before transitioning to private practice, Michael was a devoted volunteer assistant attorney general in the New York Attorney General’s Office. In this role, he actively contributed to shaping policies and developing groundbreaking legislation pertaining to data security.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Summer 2021

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Best Practices for Protection of Software and Business Methods Post-Alice,” co-presenter, Clear Law Institute webinar, November 2016
  • “Cool Connections – Hot Alumni,” guest lecturer, Binghamton University, October 17, 2016


  • Copyright Liability Stems From Use of Embedded Links to Social Media Posts, Copyright Alert, July 2020
  • PTO Updates Guidelines Concerning Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations, PTO Alert, Feb 2019
  • PTO Updates Guidelines Concerning Subject Matter Eligibility, PTO & PTAB Alert, Feb 2019
  • PTAB Adopts Phillip’s™ Style Claim Construction Standard For IPRs, PGRs And CBMs Filed On Or After November, 13, 2018, PTAB Alert, Oct. 2018
  • “R-E-L-A-X: We Can Still Patent Software, But Don’t Expect A Clear Test Anytime Soon,” co-authored for LawyerIssue, January 2017
  • “Is Apple V. Samsung The Beginning Of The End For  Patents?” co-authored, Law360, March 2016

Media Coverage:

  • How ‘The Donald’ Does Intellectual Property,” IP Watchdog, March, 2017