Jack Lever Jr. | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jack Lever
Jack Lever

Jack Lever Jr.

Partner Of Counsel, Washington, DC

T +1 202 626 3600

E jlever@whitecase.com

Overview

Jack Lever, Jr. focuses on representing and counseling clients in the area of patent litigation.

He has many years of experience working with both major US and foreign corporations, leading them through every stage of the trial process, and navigating the issues associated with this highly complex area of intellectual property law.

As well as being involved in numerous cases in the federal district court, Jack has over three decades of experience of litigating before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in proceedings under 19 U.S.C. Section 337 (commonly known as Section 337 proceedings).

He has represented both complainants and respondents across a wide range of industry sectors, covering many different types of product. Jack has worked closely with major corporations to develop and improve intellectual property protection. He has provided assistance in intellectual property audits, as well as in the development of licensing strategies for corporate intellectual property portfolios, which have resulted in substantial revenues for his clients.

As a registered patent attorney, Jack also regularly advises clients on more complex patent prosecution matters, including patent interferences, reexamination and reissue proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Throughout his career, Jack has been frequently called upon to speak and write on patent law and patent litigation issues. He has written extensively and lectured about Section 337 proceedings before bar associations and law schools.

He has also presented before the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Japanese Patent Attorney Association and the Charter Institute of Patent Attorneys. In addition, Jack is an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC, where he teaches a patent litigation practice course entitled 'Patent Enforcement'.

In his early career, Jack gained valuable hands-on experience as a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including serving a special assignment at the Office of the Solicitor of the USPTO. He also worked as a patent attorney at the US Department of Energy, gaining valuable knowledge across a number of energy-related sectors.

Prior to joining White & Case, Jack co-founded and headed the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Department at a Washington, DC law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Maryland State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

Education

  • JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • BSME, Clemson University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Speaking Engagements

"Representations, Indemnifications and Warranties", December 3, 2009: Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel Annual All-Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, CA.

"Realizing Value of Underutilized IP During Times of Economic Uncertainty", September 16, 2009: Tokyo, Japan

Publications

  • Federal Circuit Limits Overseas Patent Liability: Method Patents, White & Case Technology Newsflash, December 2009, (co-author with Bijal V. Vakil)

Awards & Recognition

IAM Patent 1000 2013: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners – International Trade Commission

US News Best Lawyers: Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent

IAM Patent 1000 2012: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners – International Trade Commission