Jonathan M. D'Silva

Contact: 814.870.7715
Experience:
Law School: State University of New York - Buffalo
Jurisdictions: District of Columbia
New York
Pennsylvania
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

OVERVIEW

About Jonathan M. D'Silva
I practice various aspects of intellectual property law from prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, to drafting agreements for the sale or licensing of intellectual property, to the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

In addition to the science, engineering, and technology aspects of intellectual property, I also work on the business aspects. I work closely with CEOs, R&D engineers, small business owners, and inventors to make sure that they understand the options available to them and how best to protect their intellectual property assets.

My practice is local, state-wide, national, and international. I work closely with the other members of MacDonald Illig's Intellectual Property and the Business Transaction Groups to ensure the client's selected path is pursued vigorously and with the right team.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
New York
Pennsylvania
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Professional Experience
Partner,
Current
Senior Research Aide (IP Division) , University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach (STOR)
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Conducted patentability assessments of new technologies developed at the University at Buffalo including inventor interviews, patent scope assessment, and assessment result presentation.
Law Intern , Law Office of Thomas R. FitzGerald, Esq. Rochester
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Drafted patent claims and specifications, patent application amendments and arguments, office action responses, internal and external memoranda, letters to clients and subcontractors. Conducted legal research for relevant case law and prior art patents for patent infringement cases. Assisted in inventor interviews.
Project Engineer, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
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Environmental Engineer. Provided engineering project support including feasibility studies, evaluations, designs, monitoring, and long- and short-term planning of wastewater, storm water, and drinking water systems and treatment plants, groundwater treatment and remediation, landfills, and compost facilities. Participated in and conducted site visits and field investigations in support of engineering designs and evaluations including managing and overseeing subcontractors, conducting and overseeing process testing and evaluations. Provided engineering support on the design and installation of regulated medical waste treatment systems.
Education
State University of New York - BuffaloJ.D.Concentration in Technology & Intellectual Property Law
Honors: American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award For Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
Cornell UniversityM.Eng.Agricultural and Biological Engineering concentrating in Environmental Engineering and specializing in Bioengineering
Cornell UniversityB.S.Agricultural and Biological Engineering concentrating in Biological Engineering
Professional Activities
Chair InnovationErie Design Competition 2010-Current
Details: Chair of the InnovationErie Design Competition for 2010 and 2011; (www.innovationerie.net)
Board Member Purple Martin Conservation Association 2009-Current
Details: Member of the Board - Attend Board Meetings to direct and oversee the activities of the PMCA; Assist the PMCA in answering questions on legal matters; Assist the PMCA with Federal registration of a number of trademarks; Chair of the Education Committee to promote outreach to educators and schools
Member Erie Country Bar Association (Pennsylvania) 2005-Current
Details: New Citizens/Naturalization Committee (Chair - 2009, 2011) - Represent the Erie County Bar Association at new citizen Naturalization Ceremonies at the Federal Courthouse in Erie, PA. Scholarship Committee(Chair 2010) - Review, interview, and vote on law school student applicants for the annual Erie County Bar Association Scholarship. Young Lawyers Committee - Assist in events planning; participate in various community outreach events such as high school level Moot Court
Board Member International Institute of Erie 2005-2008
Details: Member of the Board - Attend Board meetings to direct and oversee the activities of the Institute ⢠Assist the Board of Directors in answering questions on legal matters ⢠Member of the Ad Hoc Committee investigating long-term fund raising. Vice President of the Board (September 2006 - Present) Chair Board Meetings in the absence of the President ⢠Represent the Board and the Institute to the national affiliate.
Professional Associations
Member, New York State Bar
-Current
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
-Current
Member, DC Bar Association
-Current
Member, Erie Country Bar Association (Pennsylvania)
-Current
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
-Current
Member, Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association
-Current
Member, Erie Country Bar Association (New York)
-Current
Member, American Bar Association
-Current

PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • New Product Law: An Introduction to Concepts of Intellectual Property, and Product Safety and Liability Law Affecting the Product Developer
  • A Patent Law Primer
  • International Intellectual Property Protection
  • Patent Law and Patentability
  • New Product Law: An Introduction to Concepts of Intellectual Property, and Product Safety and Liability Law Affecting the Product Developer
  • An Intellectual Property Primer

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Jonathan M. D'Silva's Website Profile
Website: MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton Website

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

100 State Street
Suite 700
Erie, PA 16507-1459
USA
Telephone: 814.870.7715
Fax: 814.454.4647