Overview

Jonathan Weinberg is an associate with the Supreme Court & Appellate group in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. He is a Ph.D. computer scientist who focuses on issues and appeals in intellectual property and technology-related matters.

Jonathan has extensive experience at all levels of the U.S. patent system. He routinely briefs district courts on dispositive issues of patent law and brings patent-related appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna. Jonathan has secured numerous victories before the Federal Circuit in recent years, including two in the ongoing Safe Skies dispute, which Law360 characterized as “definitely breaking new ground” in the area of divided patent infringement. Last year, Jonathan also notched wins for NCR in patent appeals concerning ATM technology, and for Google in an appeal concerning Internet-advertising patents. Super Lawyers Magazine named Jonathan one of Washington DC’s Rising Stars for Intellectual Property in 2018 and 2019.

Beyond patent law, Jonathan briefs courts and counsels clients on a variety of other IP and technology-related issues, including copyright, cybersecurity, and digital search. He has engaged appellate courts on diverse technology issues ranging from software licensing to extraterritorial digital search, and counseled clients on business decisions implicating complex licensing obligations.

Jonathan has also obtained notable victories for his pro bono clients. Recent examples include reversals at the Seventh Circuit for a prisoner alleging constitutional violations and at the Eleventh Circuit for a debtor undergoing bankruptcy. The Supreme Court affirmed the Eleventh Circuit win unanimously.

Jonathan earned his JD cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Association. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, where his research focused on large-scale and distributed computing. He earned his B.A. in computer science from Colby College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental distinction.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Education

Colby College, BA

University of California, San Diego, MS

University of California, San Diego, PhD

Georgetown University Law Center, JD

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court

  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit