Jonathan Schlaifer


As a Patent Attorney, Mr. Schlaifer has worked on a large number of computer-related applications, including a wide variety of hardware and software technologies, as well as various technologies in electronic and mechanical fields, including a variety of medical devices and business methods applications.
Mr. Schlaifer has represented a variety of large clients as well as smaller clients, including many domestic clients as well as foreign clients such as large Korean clients. Mr. Schlaifer specializes in preparing and prosecuting applications, advising clients, assisting with legal research, due diligence, and litigation support work. During his time at large firms, Mr. Schlaifer also worked on a variety of pro bono cases, such as in landlord-tenant law and family law cases.
Technologies: Computer Architecture and Hardware, Wireless Technology, Electronics and Digital Design, Networking, Operating Systems, Computer Security, Computer Graphics, Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Image/Video Processing, Algorithms and Data Structures, Mobile Devices, Web Technologies, User Interfaces, E-Commerce, Business Methods, Materials Science/Semiconductors/Optics, Medical Devices
Mr. Schlaifer worked as a software engineer at the National Library of Medicine and as a Patent Examiner before attending law school. As an Examiner, Mr. Schlaifer reviewed patent applications for document processing technologies. During law school, Mr. Schlaifer was an intern at the Solicitor’s Office of the USPTO, assisting in litigation. Mr. Schlaifer has also practiced law as a patent prosecutor at large law firms in the Washington, DC area, including a general practice firm (Nixon Peabody) and large IP boutiques (Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Fish & Richardson) as well as smaller IP boutiques (NSIP Law).


  • A.B. Computer Science 2002, cum laude, Harvard University
  • J.D. 2008, Washington College of Law, American University


    • Registered Patent Attorney at the USPTO
    • District of Columbia
    • Virginia (inactive)
    • Maryland

Contact Info:

v: 301 365 9040

f: 301 365 9101