Jonathan R. DeBlois

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Jonathan DeBlois is an intellectual property attorney who concentrates his practice in litigation involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, as well as claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.  He also litigates business and real estate disputes.

Jonathan has substantial federal court experience, including district court and Court of Appeals proceedings involving VoIP telephony, wireless communication, streaming audio, search engine algorithms, geolocation services, anti-piracy technology, medical devices, and asset-tracking systems.  He has managed cases through various phases of complex litigation, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and working closely with experts to coordinate discovery and reports.

Jonathan also has administrative law experience in trademark prosecution and opposition proceedings, domain name disputes, and other e-commerce issues.  He has successfully enforced the trademark rights of clients ranging from Ivy League educational institutions to small start-ups.  He has also advised clients on issues including website terms of service, DMCA compliance, and the copyrighting of source code.

Jonathan received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review, and his B.A. from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
  • Saint Michael’s College, B.A., 2006

  • Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 2018: Named a Rising Star by Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2011: Jurisprudence Award (Commercial Paper, Commercial Law Sales)
  • 2010: Jurisprudence Award (Contracts)
  • September 2018: “Succeeding in Today’s Patent Monetization Environment,” IAM Magazine Yearbook 2019
  • July 2017: “Beastly Suffix Offers Only Gentle Trademark Protection,” World Trademark Review
  • May 2017:  “An Obviousness Reminder From The Federal Circuit,” Law 360
  • January 2017: “Insufficient Distance Between Guitarist and Former Band’s Name,” World Trademark Review