Jeffrey G. Mote is a patent attorney and litigator with a wide-ranging intellectual property litigation and counseling practice. Jeff’s practice focuses on the protection, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property rights. He has litigated patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret cases throughout the United States and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a broad range of clients. He also represents clients in intellectual property transactions, including those involving mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and intellectual property portfolio management. Jeff clerked for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and has wide-ranging appellate experience.
Jeff’s patent litigation experience involves a broad array of technologies and industries. He has worked on matters related to plastic injection molding methods and machinery, consumer electronics, digital video and audio signal processing, data encryption, programmable CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery, navigational avionics and control systems, mechanical devices, wireless communication systems, eCommerce business methods, medical devices, and software such as network servers and web page generation. He has a wide-ranging trademark anti-counterfeiting practice, including the representation of several major multinational brand owners from a variety of industries, such as food and beverage, consumer products, financial services, and footwear/apparel. His anti-counterfeiting experience includes coordinating counterfeiting investigations with local and federal law enforcement offices, and obtaining expedited relief for his clients, such as temporary restraining orders, ex parte seizures, and preliminary injunctions.
Jeff manages, oversees, and polices the intellectual property portfolios for several large, middle market and startup entities. He has broad experience negotiating and preparing intellectual property and technology license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and employee non-compete covenants. Jeff advises clients concerning the acquisition and sale of intellectual property rights, and is experienced at conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations and advising clients on intellectual property issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, and other business transactions.
Jeff is a member of Greenberg Traurig's eDiscovery & eRetention Practice and he frequently counsels clients on implementing litigation holds, complying with ESI discovery obligations, and creating document retention policies.
- Patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and copyright litigation
- TTAB oppositions and cancelation proceedings and anti-counterfeiting investigations
- General IP counseling, due diligence investigations and audits, patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions
- Trademark and copyright prosecution
- IP licensing, non-disclosure agreements, product endorsement agreements, distribution agreements, employer invention ownership agreements, and employee non-compete covenants
- eDiscovery and eRetention, litigation preparedness, and document retention policies