Jean Dickman is a strategic partner to her clients as they build, develop, protect, and monetize their patent portfolios. She is passionate about protecting clients’ innovations and is dedicated to safeguarding their inventions while at the same time meeting their business goals. Throughout the course of her decades-long career, Jean has built an esteemed reputation for being a steadfast advocate for clients.
Jean’s clients include large companies who maintain sizeable patent portfolios. She regularly conducts due diligence investigations in advance of potential acquisitions, analyzing target portfolios for the length of protections and the durability of the portfolio. Jean often collaborates with various departments during this process including tax, employment, and transactions team members.
Additionally, Jean counsels clients in the areas of in-licensing, out-licensing, and cross-licensing when a business desires to use a particular technology or monetize their patent portfolio. She is also well-versed in patent prosecution, opinion work, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Furthermore, Jean has extensive experience in the areas of competitor monitoring, post-grant proceedings, contract review, and contract drafting. Jean also assists clients with general business strategy in the areas of legal compliance, cybersecurity, and global regulatory issues.
Her technical experience includes patent matters related to computer software, mechanical arts, consumer goods, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud technology, telecommunications, healthcare software, medical and surgical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, biotechnology, and diagnostics.
Jean’s passion for IP work, which also includes some trademark and copyright matters, and her clients produces outstanding results that set her apart from the competition. She understands the sensitivities that come with patent prosecution, as well as protecting and monetizing IP portfolios, and clients can depend on her to maintain confidentiality. Furthermore, Jean’s enthusiasm for innovators and the advances their creations deliver has cultivated her love for her work.
Prior to joining Jones Robb, Jean worked at a large general practice law firm where she advised clients in patent preparation and prosecution matters and IP due diligence before embarking upon her passion to serve clients through a more collaborative and focused patent boutique law firm model. Jean is committed to giving back to the community and, in prior roles, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations such as United Way.