Jovan N. Jovanovic

Founding Partner

Jovan N. Jovanovic is a founding partner of the Watson IP Group. He focuses his practice on US and International patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition matters. His practice is heavily involved with patent and trademark portfolio management and development, risk assessment and mitigation, and serving as outside general counsel. For over 25 years, Mr. Jovanovic has prosecuted patents and trademarks in the US and directed prosecution Internationally. Additionally, Mr. Jovanovic is actively involved in litigation matters, post grant procedures, and opposition/cancellation matters.

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 (trial bar), the Western District of Michigan, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

He is a frequent speaker, both in the US and Internationally, on topics of interest in intellectual property. His speaking engagements have spanned the globe, including, the US, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.