Jake is a member of the firm's intellectual property team and served as team leader from 2001 to 2006. His practice emphasizes computer law, intellectual property (trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent), Internet law, licensing, entertainment, publishing, the arts, advertising, securities, franchising, corporate and mergers and acquisitions. Jake has particular ability in the needs of software, technology and emerging and rapidly growing companies.
Jake was Special Outside Legal Counsel for the City of San Diego for intellectual property, Internet and E-Government matters from 2001-2003.
- Has extensive patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection and litigation practice.
- Represents numerous software developers, licensors, and licensees, and all types of high technology companies, in development, technical assistance, support, enhancement, distribution, OEM, VAR, escrow and marketing agreements.
- Has extensive Internet and Web 2.0 law practice, including preparation of all agreements for Web site development and use, access, services, licensing and electronic commerce, domain name disputes and joint ventures.
- Has sophisticated licensing practice for all types of licensable subject matter.
- Litigates patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, the rights of publicity and privacy and defamation (libel and slander).
- Prepares private placement memoranda for raising capital in compliance with Regulation D and other private offering exemptions.
- Engages in angel and venture capital investment transactions.
- Represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions.
- Creates sophisticated business plans and structures (C and S corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships).
- Represented NYSE, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ-listed companies in offerings of stock and convertible debentures.
Jake has published over 40 articles and manuscripts on intellectual property, licensing, corporate law, computer law, advertising and Internet Law, including Chapter 2 ("The Business Plan") and Chapter 12 ("Intellectual Property Protection") of the California Continuing Education of the Bar's 3-volume Financing & Protecting California Businesses, published in 1997, 1999 and 2001-2007.
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