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Mike Jones

is registered patent attorney with Troutman Pepper focusing on all aspects of intellectual property, including strategic intellectual property counseling and portfolio management, patent procurement (including domestic and foreign rights), patent opinions (including freedom to operate, non-infringement, invalidity, patentability), IP due diligence, licensing, and enforcing and defending patent rights. He has counseled clients in a variety of industries and in a wide range of technologies. Mike is a former engineer with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Recent Articles by Mike Jones

What is a ‘Patent Waiver’ Anyway? Zooming Out on the TRIPS COVID IP Waiver Debate

Scientists, engineers, and everyday people have developed solutions for testing, preventing, and treating the COVID-19 disease. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t think twice about granting patents on these inventions. But, today, when COVID-19 is spreading all over the world and killing millions of people, some world leaders are questioning whether we should be granting the exclusionary rights of patent protection on inventions that help respond to the pandemic. Included in that group is the Biden-Harris Administration, which, in May, announced their support of an “IP waiver” on COVID 19 vaccines.