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    "Levelheaded, pragmatic approach toward things—he goes through issues methodically, which results in a practical response, and he's always available."
    - Chambers  USA


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    Jack S. Barufka

    Jack S. Barufka
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    T: +1.703.770.7712 F: +1.703.905.2500
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    Jack Barufka serves as firmwide leader for the law firm's Intellectual Property practice. With more than 20 years of experience representing numerous Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Barufka is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in the country. His practice includes strategic intellectual property counseling, litigation, prosecution, dispute resolution, licensing, technology transactions, intellectual property mining and enforcement, copyright protection, and pre-litigation opinions. Mr. Barufka has extensive experience in post grant proceedings (inter partes review, inter partes reexamination, and ex parte reexamination), typically on patents in concurrent litigation. He works closely with clients on new product launches to minimize risks associated with costly litigation and also concentrates in patent claim interpretation and designing-around valid US patents. His client counseling practice develops strategic patent programs that posture the client's patent portfolio to increase market share, improve margins, and generate licensing revenue in a cost effective manner. His areas of technical focus are electrical, mechanical, semiconductor, computer, software, medical devices and business methods.

    Mr. Barufka is an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University's National Law Center, where he has taught "Patent Strategy and Management" for the past thirteen years. Mr. Barufka has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, The ABA Journal, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily and National Journal's Technology Daily. He has also appeared as a featured guest on the CNNfn television program, "Your Money," as well as Bloomberg TV's InsideTrack. He has served as an expert witness on patent infringement and was a co-founder and editor of Patent Strategy and Technology Management, a monthly journal published by American Lawyer Media. Mr. Barufka sits on the Inter Partes Proceedings Committee for the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) organization. He is currently monitoring issues related to the America Invents Act (AIA) and patent reform.

    Mr. Barufka has briefed and successfully argued patent appeals to the United States Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and has represented clients in mediation and in administrative claims against the US Government. He has also attended and defended Oppositions to European patents at the European Patent Office.

    Mr. Barufka was previously employed by a laser component manufacturer. During his seven years with them, Mr. Barufka served in a number of different capacities, including design engineering, testing and product development relating to high-power gas lasers. He designed and developed cryogenic and catalytic gas processing systems for both Excimer and CO2 lasers. He also developed optics for lasers using advanced glass-metal sealing technologies.

    Honors & Awards
    • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property—Northern Virginia (2006-2014)
    • Legal 500 US, Patent Licensing & Transactional and Patent Prosecution (2007-2014)
    • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2012), IAM Licensing 250: Patent Licensing (2011), Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
    • WORLD Leaders IP Award, Patent Practice/Litigation in Private Practice—Finalist, IP World (2009)
    • World's Leading Patent Law Practitioner, Managing Intellectual Property (2007)
    • Top 15 IP Attorneys, Legal Times—DC Metro Area (2003)
    • Best IP Lawyers in Virginia, Virginia Business Magazine
    • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-2014)

    Affiliations

    George Washington University Law School, adjunct professor, Patent Strategy and Management (2000 to Present)

    Patent Office Inter Partes Proceedings Committee for Intellectual Property Owners (IPO); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

    Courts
    Eastern District of Texas
    Speaking Engagements

    Corporate Counsel Prosecution Strategies Post-AIA, panel moderator, Fordham University, The School of Law IP Summit, November 2013.

    The In-House Counsel Perspective: How Do Companies Assess the Threat of Litigation?, panel moderator, George Washington University Law School Symposium on Intellectual Property, May 2013

    Intellectual Property Strategies and Best Practices, Northern Virginia Technology Counsel, September 2010

    From AIPA To The Present: Changes, Changes, And More Changes, American Intellectual Property Law Association, New York, NY, 07-April-2006

    Due Diligence, on panel, Association for Corporate Growth, Connecticut Chapter, January 2004

    Lecture on Festo v. Shoketsu, Intellectual Property Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan State Bar, March 2002

    Patent Strategy & Management, co-chair, Law Journal Seminars, McLean, Virginia. November 2000

    AIPLA Meeting, panel speaker, American Intellectual Property Law Association, October 2000

    Admissions
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    District of Columbia
    State of New York
    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Education
    LL.M., Intellectual Property, The George Washington University Law School, 1996
    J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1992
    cum laude
    B.S., Physics, Binghamton University, 1987
    Member of National Physics Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma

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