Jacques L. Etkowicz – Patent Expertise
Mr. Etkowicz practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including domestic and international patent prosecution and portfolio development. During the over 20 years he spent as a practicing engineer, Mr. Etkowicz developed a keen insight into a variety of high tech areas including advanced airborne communications systems, shipboard systems for the processing of threat data, avionics simulators, and hardware/software integration. He brings these skills with him in his interaction with inventors, being able to speak with them in their language.
Accompanying Mr. Etkowicz’s prosecution practice is a corresponding emphasis on enforcement, which for many clients includes remedies or defenses against competitors ranging from Patent and Trademark Office procedural options to litigation to licensing.
Mr. Etkowicz emphasizes a close relationship with clients so that business needs and strategies are incorporated into his legal work. He believes that there is no substitute for a deep understanding of the client’s business and marketplace, and with this sensitivity, he is better able to assist his clients as they grow, intelligently, among their competitors.
Mr. Etkowicz has drafted, prosecuted, and secured hundreds of U.S. Patents during his career. These patents generally relate to the electrical, electronic, the mechanical, arts and industrial designs, as well as business methods and software. Mr. Etkowicz has also worked with many foreign associates in securing patent protection for clients throughout the world.
Prior to joining RatnerPrestia Mr. Etkowicz was an engineer for over 20 years concentrating on digital circuit and system design. During his time as a practicing engineer Mr. Etkowicz focused his efforts in a variety of high tech areas including advanced airborne communications systems, shipboard systems for the processing of threat data, avionics simulators, and hardware/software integration. Mr. Etkowicz received numerous commendations as an engineer and was singled out for his design role during the development of an updated version of Presidential Helicopter Squadron, Marine One.
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