Jovan N. Jovanovic

Jovan.jpg

Jovan N. Jovanovic is a founding partner of the Watson Intellectual Property Group. He focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters. His practice is heavily involved with patent and trademark prosecution as well as patent interpretation, analysis and design-around. Additionally, Mr. Jovanovic is actively involved in litigation matters, transactional projects, as well as post patent issuance review and opposition matters.

Mr. Jovanovic brings over two decades of experience in the area of intellectual property. Mr. Jovanovic holds a law degree (JD) from the University of Illinois, College of Law (1994), and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1991). He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Michigan. Additionally, he is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Jovanovic has appeared as lead counsel in a number of courts throughout the United States, and is admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the Northern District of Illinois, the Western District of Michigan and the Eastern District of Michigan.


Vladan M. Vasiljevic

Vladan M. Vasiljevic is a founding partner of the Watson Intellectual Property Group. His practice is primarily focused on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the computer software and hardware arts. In addition, Mr. Vasiljevic has a broad range of patent analysis, interpretation and design-around experience, having guided the design of, and having delivered freedom to operate opinions on, a broad range of products, including products that are currently in use by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Mr. Vasiljevic also possesses over a decade of litigation experience on all facets of adversarial practice spanning a wide range of technologies and products.

 Mr. Vasiljevic brings two decades of experience in intellectual property law. He holds a law degree (JD) from the University of Illinois, College of Law (1999), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1995). He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Michigan. Additionally, he is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Vasiljevic has represented parties in a number of courts throughout the United States, and is admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Michigan.


Lawrence J. Chapa

P1020831.jpg

Lawrence J. Chapa is a partner of the Watson Intellectual Property Group, where he focuses on preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications in both the electrical and mechanical arts. He also has extensive foreign prosecution experience working through local associates located around the world. He additionally has substantial experience in patent validity and infringement analysis, as well as experience in the preparation of corresponding opinions. He has over two decades of experience in intellectual property law including both private and in-house practice. Prior to going to law school he spent two years as an electrical engineer working on circuits for digital voice products, as well as designing circuits for use in fault tolerant computing architectures.

Mr. Chapa holds a law degree (JD) from the University of Illinois (1994), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering also from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1989). He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, and is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Chapa is additionally admitted to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Matthew C. Loppnow

P1020829.jpg

Matthew C. Loppnow is a partner of the Watson Intellectual Property Group. His practice is primarily focused on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts. He also has extensive foreign prosecution experience working through foreign associates located around the world. He additionally has substantial experience in patent validity and infringement analysis, as well as experience in the preparation of corresponding opinions.

Mr. Loppnow has over two decades of experience in intellectual property law including both private and in-house practice, as well as experience as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He was part of the team the developed the largest patent portfolio ever acquired by Google while working over a decade both in-house and in private practice.

Mr. Loppnow holds a law degree (JD) from the George Mason University School of Law (1998), while completing the JD Specialty Track in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Loppnow also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1994). He is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, and is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.