Registered Patent Attorney Jared Clark
Turocy & Watson, LLP
Location:Sioux Falls United States
Field of Science:Electrical-engineering
Website / Blog:www.jaredclark.com
About my Work:
Jared Clark is a registered patent attorney, practicing in the area of intellectual property law. While in law school, Jared served as managing editor of Volume 53 of the South Dakota Law Review. He is the author of "Promoting the Progress for Some: Why Independent Inventors are the First to Suffer as the Doctrine of Equivalents Fades Away," 52 S.D. L. Rev. 355 (2007).
Jared offers Sioux Falls and greater South Dakota the individualized attention that only a local patent attorney can provide. Growing up in a fourth-generation farming operation taught him the value of hard workâ€”Jared understands South Dakotans. Jared is an associate attorney at Turocy & Watson, LLP, and is backed by the resources and experience of one of the nation's preeminent patent firms. Ranked fourth nationwide in overall patent quality according to the latest 2010 PatentRankings by Ocean Tomo, Turocy & Watson has demonstrated a commitment to producing quality patents by emphasizing strategic drafting and prosecution on the front-end of the process, helping clients create real value in their IP portfolios. Because of this commitment, Turocy & Watson, LLP serves the needs of some of the most prolific innovators in the nation, including more than 15 of the nation's top Fortune 500 companies.
As well as a patent attorney, Jared is an educator and a facilitator. He will integrate himself into your team, teaching researchers and engineers the importance of patents, helping them to identify, document, and deliver their ideas to decision makers for action. Combined with Turocy & Watson's experience in procuring and managing extensive patent portfolios, Jaredâ€™s ability to understand a companyâ€™s technology, integrate with their corporate culture, and align drafting strategies to established business objectives results in a quality, complete, and accurate protection.
Intellectual Property Prosecution Focus, including: all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright protection with a particular focus in the preparation of patent portfolios including focused, complete, accurate and consistent patent documents; all aspects of preparation and prosecution of United States patents including accelerated examinations; preparation of comprehensive search strategies for patentability searches, including review and analysis thereof; assistance with the identification and mitigation of the risks associated with infringing intellectual property of others; and development of internal patent programs for small businesses and larger corporations that identify and cost-effectively capitalize on valuable intellectual property.
Corporate Transactional and Intellectual Property Litigation Focus, including the performance of pre-litigation support such as statutory research and providing general advice to litigators and non-technical experts relating to technical concepts.
Technical Fields, including mechanical apparatus, processes, electrical engineering, software implementations, wireless communications, and alternative energy.Representative Patent:
U.S. Published Application US2010/0111654 to Shroeder et al., for a System for Loading Particulate Matter into a Transport Container. http://bit.ly/cBqHkK
Vita / Publications:
Juris Doctor, University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD, 2008.
B.S.E.E., cum laude, with Honors College Distinction, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 2005.
International Exchange, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, Great Britain , 2004.
Clerk, then Registered Patent Attorney, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., 2006 to 2009: performing patent research and support for prosecution and litigation; counseling clients and preparing patentability and infringement opinions; preparing provisional, non-provisional, and design patent applications; and serving for three months as outside counsel at clientâ€™s facility, working closely with in-house counsel and assisting researchers and engineers in the documentation and protection of unidentified intellectual property.
Director of Search Services, Enterprise Institute, a non-profit project of the South Dakota State University Foundation, 2002 to 2007: managing a staff of as many as 14 patent researchers; performing hundreds of patentability searches for independent inventors and regional law firms; consulting new clients to extract disclosure content; and promoting the value of IP through educational lobbying at the South Dakota legislature, in print materials and to the public in various open forums.
Technology Fellow, South Dakota State University College of Engineering, 2001 to 2005: lecturing on intellectual property in various engineering and media courses; assisting the College to integrate intellectual property concepts into the curriculum; and developing web-based material concerning intellectual property
Transactional Matters (Including Matters of Trademark, Copyright and Corporate Law)
â€˘ Reviewed and advised clients on nondisclosure and noncompetition clauses in employment agreements.
â€˘ Drafted technology licensing agreements.
â€˘ Counseled and prepared business entities for the protection of intellectual property assets.
â€˘ Advised clients regarding trademark and design issues, including performance of trademark and design patent searches and preparation of applications.
â€˘ Prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications and provisional patent applications relating to the mechanical, medical and alternative energy arts for both small businesses and large corporations, including two Fortune 500 companies.
â€˘ Provided litigation support through infringement searches, invalidity searches and associated analysis.
â€˘ Furnished assistance in infringement actions, including patent claim analysis, statutory research and due diligence.
â€˘ Audited internal corporate patent policies and developed best practice policies for implementation.
â€˘ Prepared application accepted into the USPTOâ€™s Accelerated Examination program.
â€˘ Counseled clients on intellectual property strategy and strategic patent prosecution, including the performance and analysis of hundreds of patentability searches.
â€˘ Educated in-house employees and managers on best practices for identifying innovation, documenting inventive concepts, and handling confidential information.
â€˘ Assisted corporate counsel to develop and maintain a patent program that synergizes internal resources with outside patent counsel, improving patent quality and value.
â€˘ Provided significant in-house legal support and inventor assistance to corporate client to identify, document, evaluate and protect valuable inventive concepts.
Admissions, Affiliations and Community Involvement
Admitted to practice before: State Bar of South Dakota, United States Patent and Trademark Office: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.
Affiliated with: American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (including the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society, the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society), the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Neuroscience Research Institute, and the American Bar Association (including the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law).
Committed to: Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc., Junior Achievement of South Dakota, South Dakota State University Foundation, and South Dakota Enterprise Institute.
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About my Institution:
Turocy & Watson, LLP focuses its legal practice on intellectual property law with emphasis on patent law and on trademark law.
Our firm represents numerous Fortune 500 clients (as well as a number of medium and smaller sized entities and individuals) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and our attorneys at the firm have extensive experience with procuring patent and trademark rights in domestic as well as foreign jurisdictions.
The firm also provides legal services in the areas of forward patenting, validity and non-infringement opinions, portfolio analysis, patent sales and acquisitions, inbound and outbound patent and trademark licensing, and procurement, enforcement and maintenance of trademarks.