Patent Attorney Profile: Dennis W. Jones
Dennis Jones is a patent attorney who accumulated over 19 years experience as an engineer before attending law school and acquiring his law degree. Through the years, Dennis gained a wealth of experience working in diverse fields including power systems, robotics research, missile systems, and systems analysis. This extensive engineering and technical background provides a unique insight for understanding the technical nature of inventions, as well as a recognition of client concerns for protecting their intellectual property.
Dennis Jones grew up on a farm in middle Tennessee (White House, Cottontown) and often found himself around tools, equipment, and machinery (operational and not), which provided invaluable lessons into how things work. While finding the inner workings of things intriguing, Dennis usually found greater interest in what didn't work and why, as well as what else things could be made to do. Thus, he usually found himself trying to put multiple ideas/things together for a new or different purpose.
Dennis has gained a variety of work and life experiences by living and working in such diverse locations as Virginia (Richmond, Henrico County, Goochland County), Florida (Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Destin, Crestview, Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Walton County), Georgia (Atlanta, Marietta, Kennesaw, Columbus, Cataula, Hamilton, Cobb County, Fulton County, Muscogee County, Harris County), Tennessee (Nashville, Knoxville, White House, Cottontown, Gallatin, Davidson County, Sumner County, Knox County), Alabama (Auburn, Opelika, Lee County), and California (Los Angeles, Lancaster, Palmdale, Edwards Air Force Base).
Dennis Jones graduated from The University of Tennessee (the real UT), Knoxville, TN, in 1982 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Dennis earned a Master of Science degree from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, in 1988. While in graduate school, Dennis focused his studies on computer systems and design. His research interests centered on robotics research for a totally automated manufacturing cell.
Dennis attended law school at Georgia State University College of Law and received his J.D. in 2004. While in law school, Dennis was vice-president of the Intellectual Property Law Society.
Licenses and Registrations
Dennis Jones is an Attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia. State Bar of Georgia membership number 399704, admitted June 8, 2004. He is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Dennis is a Patent Attorney registered to practice Patent Law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Registration Number 51,128, issued in 2002. His qualifications to be a registered patent lawyer before the PTO, included a technical degree and passing a written examination given by the PTO.
At Jones IP Law, Dennis Jones provides patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property counseling and services to individuals and business clients. Dennis prepares and prosecutes patent applications for inventions in the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts. Representative industries that Dennis has worked with include electrical power equipment, electronic devices, computer systems, computer software, cable television, telecommunications, medical equipment, health systems, financial systems, trucking, manufacturing, safety equipment, and various other industries.
Before establishing a solo practice in the Atlanta, Georgia, area Dennis worked as an associate attorney at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP, an Intellectual Property Boutique in Atlanta, Georgia, and as an associate attorney at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, a general practice firm in Atlanta, Georgia. During that time, Dennis provided patent, trademark, and copyright counseling and services to individuals and corporations. Recently, Dennis was also associated with Knox Patents in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Dennis Jones worked as an Electrical Engineer for engineering firms and utilities, as well as holding instructor and research positions. He has worked for Virginia Electric and Power Company, Sverdrup Technology, ISX Corporation, and AFLAC, among other companies. Dennis also taught electronic technology at Columbus Technical College and was a Graduate Research Assistant while at Auburn University.
Dennis worked with power systems protection circuitry responsible for maintaining stability and operation of the power grid covering most of Virginia and some bordering locales. As a member of a robotics research team, Dennis implemented the communications system for a totally automated manufacturing cell. Dennis spent several years working in National Defense specializing in systems analysis for missile software, weapon simulations and other weapon systems. His expertise was the performance analysis of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and its microprocessor assembly language. He was also part of a flight test team developing a targeting system for the F-16 aircraft. Dennis also has software engineering experience related to military planning and logistic tools and later as a systems consultant.
Co-author, Patent Prosecution Costs: How Low Can You Go?, Patent Strategy & Management, May 2005.
Co-author, Opinion Letters, Representation Issues and The Impact of Knorr-Bremse Decision, Patent Litigation 2005 Program, Practicing Law Institute.