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Jordan L. Walbesser

Jordan L. Walbesser

Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Intellectual Property, Patents
  • New York, US Patent and Trademark Office
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Summary

Jordan concentrates his practice in two areas: intellectual property law and startups. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the computer, software, electrical, and electro-mechanical arts. He also handles post-grant patent matters (such as inter partes reexamination and review). Additionally, Jordan conducts comprehensive pre-litigation patent analyses, particularly those involving software systems. Jordan enjoys working with startups and the myriad issues they face, including licensing, corporate organization, financing, intellectual property, and compliance. Before and during law school, Jordan was a computer engineer at a Fortune 100 semiconductor technology company, where he developed carrier-grade telecommunications software and equipment, established an enterprise engineering-management software system, and assisted in-house counsel to strengthen and diversify the company's global patent portfolio. As an experienced computer engineer, Jordan is intimately familiar with software, open source, cloud computing, and social media issues. He prepares licenses and technology transfer agreements for clients looking to acquire or leverage their technology. He also prepares software-as-a-service agreements and related contracts for technology companies.

Education
State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. / Intellectual Property, Commercial Transactions
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Top 1-15%
Activities: Publications Editor - Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal
State University of New York - Buffalo
B.S. / Computer Engineering
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, member of University at Buffalo Scholars Program
Professional Experience
Attorney and Registered Patent Agent
Hodgson Russ LLP
- Current
Intellectual Property Intern
UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach
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Graduate Assistant
University at Buffalo - School of Dental Medicine
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Systems Engineer
Intel/Dialogic
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Speaking Engagements
Optimizing Your Cross-Border Business, Oakville, ON
Startup Podcast: Talking Startups
Buffalo Business First
Hackers, Breaches, and Spies: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age, Bar Association of Erie County Seminar
Bar Association of Erie County
Optimizing Software Patents, Ignite Buffalo 2013
Death, Divorce, and Digital Assets, Bar Association of Erie County Seminar
Bar Association of Erie County
Awards
30 Under 30
Buffalo Business First
Two-time First Place Overall
Startup Weekend
Alden-Baldy Scholarship
University at Buffalo
Professional Associations
Western New York Invention Convention
Secretary
- Current
Activities: Our mission is to promote creative thinking and encourage scientific problem solving for students in grades K-8. We are proud to provide a forum that encourages creative and critical thinking, trains educators to pass on these skills, and showcases the rich creativity of our young community at our annual event.
Erie County Bar Association
Chair, Intellectual Property Subcommittee
- Current
Willowbank Foundation USA
Board of Directors
- Current
Buffalo Niagara PDMA
Secretary
- Current
Activities: Previously on the Board of Directors.
Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association
President
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
US Patent and Trademark Office
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
Additional Practice Areas
  • Startups
  • Internet Law
  • Licensing
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Website
Contact & Map
The Guaranty Building
140 Pearl Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14202
USA
Telephone: (716) 856-4000