Bruce D. Jobse

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3207

"Turning a new idea into an asset that has value well into the future requires a keen understanding of the legal, scientific and business aspects of a technology. Our backgrounds and experience enable us to rapidly acquire such an understanding and to offer strategic, insightful and pragmatic solutions for turning concepts into valuable intellectual property assets.

Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1990

B.S., Computer Engineering, Boston University College of Engineering

Bruce Jobse has over 25 years of experience in the intellectual property field, including working as a corporate patent counsel with IBM Corporation. He prepares, prosecutes and maintains patent and trademark portfolios for clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations.

Bruce strategically advises clients on the legal, scientific and business consideration when creating patent assets from their ideas. His areas of focus include medical devices, medical diagnostic and imaging equipment and software, mechanical, electromechanical and electronic technologies, computer hardware and software, operating system architectures, networking, telecommunications, Voice Over Internet Protocol systems, multimedia systems, audio and video signal processing, and other related technologies. Bruce has extensive experience in licensing, technology transfer agreements, IP due diligence relating to corporate acquisitions and IP litigation. He also renders infringement and validity opinions and counsels clients regarding litigation.

Experience

Experience

  • Developed a portfolio of patents for a client which were then sold and asserted in actions for patent infringement before the US Federal Courts and the International Trade Commission, with five out of five of the patents affirmed upon re-examination by the USPTO.
  • Over the course of his career, Bruce has had numerous patent portfolios he has created for clients sold and/or licensed for substantial amounts.
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

American Jurisprudence Award - Contracts

Memberships

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"Intellectual Property," Presenter, FFI New England Chapter Breakfast Meeting, November 2015

"Startup Essentials: Funding and Protecting Your Idea and Business," Speaker, Venture Cafe Event, October 2012

"Filing Preparation: Ensuring a Smooth Process," Panelist, Overcoming Legal Obstacles in the Patent Process, March 2009

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

"Protecting the Intellectual Property You Didn't Know You Had," Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Winter 2014

"Protect It Now! Using the U.S. Patent Office's Accelerated Examination Process," Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Winter 2010

quotes

"Patent Watch," Mechanical Engineering Magazine, July 2013

"Voices of the Bar," Boston Bar Association BBA Week, June 2011

"IP Lawyers React to Bilski's Long-Awaited Arrival," Law360, June 2010

"Beyond the Headlines: IBM Sues Amazon for Refusing to Negotiate Patent License Fees," Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, December 2006

Resources
Bruce D. Jobse
Practices
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • IP Transactions
  • Patent
Education

J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1990

B.S., Computer Engineering, Boston University College of Engineering

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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