Stone is a registered patent attorney and came to Winthrop & Weinstine from
successful IP boutique, where he served as the Managing Partner. He serves as
of the Patent Prosecution group.
becoming an attorney, Jeff worked in industry for twelve years with
device companies, both large and startup, in design and
combination of his unique industrial background and significant legal
experience provides Jeff with highly relevant and focused insight into his clients’
businesses and strategies, allowing him to gain quickly, and maintain, the trust
and respect of his clients. In addition, these experiences enabled and
encouraged Jeff to develop a very distinctive vision of Innovation as it
relates to the design, development and commercialization processes.
a result, Jeff is uniquely positioned to assist clients in maximizing
value of innovation by facilitating very early integration of Purposeful
Innovation Strategies into the design process, and in certain cases in the
process. Ultimately, Jeff’s clients realize value-added benefits including:
- Generating a maximum amount of target-specific IP in a very
period of time, including identifying the best core innovation
pursue to commercialization, as well as establishing a dense and highly
shield around the to-be-commercialized core innovation;
- Maximizing “true ownership” of core inventive concepts;
- Generating additional monetization opportunities;
- Enabling employees traditionally charged with innovating to realize their full
- Infusing all employees with a sense that they are capable of profound
valuable innovation and with a unique ability to integrate the learned
Purposeful Innovation Strategies into day-to-day work, further driving
through highly efficient and target-driven innovation; and
- Systematically creating a culture of innovation throughout the organization.
legal expertise covers Intellectual Property matters generally, including a
focus on patent
(domestic and foreign), patentability opinions, non-infringement opinions,
litigation, licensing and strategic client counseling.
is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during Operation Desert Storm and beyond.
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit