who we are

Wayne A. Jones has served over 30 years as a litigator, strategist, corporate officer, and senior partner specializing in Intellectual Property litigation and defining and implementing high margin business/IP strategies in the high tech arena.

Mr. Jones has litigated a wide range of patent and trade secret cases in courts across the country. He has led highly complex patent reexamination efforts for industry leading portfolios.

Corporate and International IP Leadership

Mr. Jones began his career in 1981 in New York City as an IP litigator with the firm of Kenyon & Kenyon. After twelve years on litigation of some of the largest intellectual property cases of the time, he was recruited to leave private practice and assume corporate officer roles. He was:

•    Chief Patent Counsel – Occidental Chemical Corporation (1992-1996)
•    Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel – Alcatel USA/DSC Communications (1996-2000)
•    Senior Vice-President and General Counsel – SAPMarkets, Inc. (2000-2001)
•    Chief IP Officer – SAP AG (2001-2003)

In addition to representing clients in IP matters, has also served on or as:

•    President – Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (the association of the Chief Patent Counsel of major U.S. companies),
•    Executive Committee – Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (7 years),
•    Board of Directors – National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, and
•    Board of Directors – Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Litigation and Strategic IP Leadership

In 2003, after ten years as a corporate officer, Mr. Jones returned to private practice and assumed duties as the Managing Shareholder of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property group of one of the largest law firms in the world. In 2009 he formed his own firm, the Jones IP Group, of which he is Managing Partner.

The Jones IP Group specializes in litigation and defining and implementing combined business and intellectual property strategies for large and small clients. The Group’s practice includes IP litigation in state and federal courts, international litigation counseling, IP strategy formulation and implementation, counseling, advising, licensing, and lecturing.

IP Strategy Leadership

Mr. Jones has designed and implemented strategies of numerous companies ranging in size from Global 100 to startups.  Examples of some of his IP strategy clients include: SAP AG, Alcatel USA, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pepsico, Health Catalyst, DSC Communications Corp., Occidental Chemical Corp., Occidental Petroleum Corp., SAPMarkets, Inc., Keytronics, Inc., Soxcs Technologies, Inc., Navitas Pharma, Inc., Elesys, Inc., Droplet Technology, Inc., Gemio Technologies, Inc., InMagic, Tioga Technologies, Ltd., and Laserscope Corp.

IP Litigation Leadership

Mr. Jones has been lead counsel on litigations and/or reexaminations of patents or trade secrets covering the core products of major companies. Examples of some of his representations include:

Lectures and Presentations

Mr. Jones is frequently asked to present on IP subjects, most commonly on IP strategies and implementations as well as the implications of developing law. Some of his presentations are recited below:




Mr. Jones was named Outstanding Alumnus for the year 2010 by the BYU Chemical Engineering Alumni Association.


Mr. Jones has lived outside the United States for extended periods, including in Indonesia, India and Norway. He speaks Indonesian fluently and has co-authored a 350 page language training manual for Indonesian.

Admitted to Practice

Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in the Bars of:
New York
District of Columbia
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Mr. Jones is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.