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Attorney Jon Muskin

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"My absolute favorite (and most reasonable) patent lawyer is a guy out of Philly by the name of Jon Muskin. He's got a small firm, but is lights out amazing."
Robert Frohwein, when asked by his colleague
for a referral. Founder Kabbage, Inc.

#37 Forbes Most Promising Companies 2014
 
Jon Muskin is a founding partner of Muskin & Farmer with over fifteen years of intellectual property law experience. Jon focuses his practice on filing and prosecuting patents (and has obtained hundreds of patents throughout his career), preparing and negotiating intellectual property licenses, performing due diligence regarding patent portfolios, structuring complex international IP transactions, consulting and strategizing on intellectual property matters, completing sales of IP assets, handling USPTO administrative proceedings (such as reexamination), and supporting litigation of intellectual property matters. Before founding Muskin & Farmer he worked for numerous firms around the country.  Jon has received the "AV Preeminent®" rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is their highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Jon practices intellectual property law with a rare perspective in that he himself is an inventor (of dozens of patents) and entrepreneur who has monetized his own intellectual property. He brings this zeal when working with clients and rarely simply files patents without working with the client to do some big picture strategizing to monetize the intellectual property. While it is a fact that only a small percentage of patents actually make money, the subset of Jon’s clients who are independent inventors have in total earned millions of dollars in licensing revenue from their patents.

Jon has prosecuted patents in a wide array of technological fields, such as computer architecture, computer graphics, web applications, wireless communications, network architecture, encryption techniques, image processing, casino gaming, robotics, toys, consumer electronics, financial systems, and business methods. He has represented the full gamut of clients including giant companies like Samsung Group and Fujitsu Ltd., government agencies such as NASA, medium sized companies, and many independent inventors/start-ups.

Jon believes it is important to give back to the community. Jon serves as a volunteer lawyer for both Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (Philadelphia VIP).  In this capacity, Jon provides pro bono assistance to artists, inventors and entrepreneurs who cannot afford representation. Jon also serves as a judge for the John S. Bradway Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia.

Jon is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (admitted 2008), New York (admitted 1996), New Jersey (admitted 1996), Georgia (admitted 1997, currently inactive) and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jon holds a Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he also holds an LLM (Master of Laws) degree in Intellectual Property Law, with honors. He also holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from American University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tulane University.

Noteworthy:
  • Presentation: Issues in Modern Intellectual Property Law, Marino Legal Academy, Philadelphia PA, December 20, 2014
  • Served as a (returning) judge for Casino Enterprise Management's International Table Games Awards, September 2014
  • Publication: Judge Mayer Just Doesn't Like Business Method Patents, www.ipwatchdog.com, June 2013
  • Served as a judge for Casino Enterprise Management's International Table Games Awards, May 2013, and also appeared on Casino Enterprise Management's Audio Edge show on May 31, 2013
  • Presentation: Developing Your Intellectual Property, New Jersey Entrepreneurs & Technology Startups, May 30, 2013
  • Presentation: Attacking Trademark and Copyright Law, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Philadelphia, PA, October 10, 2012
  • Publication: Things I Learned From Shark Tank, Inventor's Digest, May 2012
  • Publication: Bilski Revisited, Inventor's Digest, November 2010
  • Publication (contributed section on patents): Contemporary Casino Table Game Design, Blue Point Books, May, 2010. ISBN 978-188342317-9
  • Publication: Six Ideas that Changed Gaming, Casino Journal, March 2010
  • Publication: Pitfalls of Provisional Applications, Inventor's Digest, January 2010
  • Presentation: The PTO's New Disciplinary Rules, Current Issues in Patent Law 2008 CLE, DUNES CLE, Las Vegas, NV, October 24, 2008
  • Presentation: The PTO's New Disciplinary Rules, Iowa Intellectual Property Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Des Moines, IA, October 10, 2008
  • Presentation: Effective Patent Search Techniques, New York Society for Professional Inventors, Farmingdale, NY, September 28, 2005
  • Case: Albert v. Spencer, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12700 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 14, 1998), (represented prevailing defendant in trademark infringement litigation and following a bench trial, all claims against defendant were dismissed)

Quoted in:
  • The New Table Game Craze, The Gamble May Pay Off but Many Inventors Should be Wary to Put All Their Cards On the Table, UNLV Gaming Law Journal, January 2014
  • Behind the Bells and Whistles, The Technology in Lotteries and Video Lottery Terminals, February 16, 2011, Whiteford, Taylor Preston