USPTO Registered Patent Attorney
Numerous federal court jurisdictions
Jay Pettit is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. As a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, Jay prepares and files patent and trademark applications for clients in the U.S. and numerous foreign countries/regions. Jay represents clients in various complex IP litigation matters in federal and state courts relating to patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright issues. He handles various disputes at the USPTO including patent inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and trademark opposition/cancellation proceedings. In addition, Jay is skilled in negotiating and drafting commercial, academic and government contracts, including development agreements, software license agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
Prior to joining Weintraub Tobin, Jay spent many years working in several large international law firms. Previously he served as in-house counsel (Manger of IP) for a large, publically traded satellite communication company, where he handled all aspects of the company’s multi-million dollar IP program. Jay is familiar with developing and managing legal budgets, implementing company-wide trade secret programs, and educating senior management and other business and engineering employees about IP best practices.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Jay was a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy where he accumulated more than 1000 flight hours and 200 aircraft carrier landings flying the A-6 Intruder. This experience provided Jay the opportunity to see the world and develop outstanding management and leadership skills. Nowadays, he only flies a desk, but in his free time, Jay enjoys spending time with his family, playing an occasional round of golf, and attending UCLA sporting events.
J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 1995
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Electrical Engineering, 1992
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Geography, 1982
American Intellectual Property Law Association
San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego North County Bar Association