Jonathan Gordon focuses his practice on transactions involving technology and intellectual property. He advises clients involved in the commercialization of new technologies, intellectual property and licensing transactions, and technology research and development. He counsels clients on business transactions and practices over the Internet. Jonathan also handles disputes involving licenses, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as other business disputes. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and in a variety of domestic and international arbitration forums.
Jonathan’s clients include technology companies, inventors and founders, research institutions and Fortune 500 companies engaged in software and applications, advanced materials, medical devices, clean energy, apparel, publishing and entertainment. He also advises his colleagues on ethical issues and has written and lectured on professional ethics. He is a member of the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to civics education and participation by students.
Jonathan was named one of The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, recommended for licensing transactions, by Intellectual Asset Management in 2013.
- Negotiated $100 million international technology transfer transaction for advanced medical devices.
- Negotiated joint development and license transactions for an advanced materials company.
- Handles technology transfer and licensing transactions for the commercialization of technologies, including wireless sensor networks, detection systems, consumer and electronics products, optics, medical devices, software and nanotechnology.
- Represented an Internet consumer business from its early stage through the successful sale of assets in connection with Internet transactions, advertising, data and IP issues.
- Successfully resolved a multiforum patent dispute involving two international arbitration proceedings and a final U.S. district court judgment.
- Supervised copyright litigation and related remedies under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on behalf of a major motion picture studio to successfully stop unauthorized use and copying of content on the Internet.
- Handles licensing and IP transactions for a global consumer goods company.
- Successfully represented software licensees in multiple lawsuits involving approximately $50 million in settlements or verdicts to date.
- Manages and structures copyright licensing, publishing transactions and copyright disputes for the estate of a pre-eminent author and editorial cartoonist.
- Enforced and licensed "rights of publicity" for the library/foundation of a former U.S. president.
- Represents leading nanotechnology inventors/founders in a variety of technology transfer and emerging company transactions.
Dominique Shelton and Jon Gordon, partners in the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group, were quoted in the Daily Journal in an article discussing how privacy is increasingly affecting M&A and complicating due diligence.
February 26, 2014
In the Press
Alston & Bird’s various intellectual property groups have ranked highly in Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s recently released 2013 adjunct publication, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The firm earned Gold (the highest) rankings overall in both Georgia and North Carolina, and for the first time appeared in the Washington, D.C. litigation category, coming in with a Bronze ranking.
June 6, 2013
In the Press
Partner Jon Gordon discusses the intellectual property environment in Los Angeles.
December 9, 2013
This advisory discusses new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidance for advertising online. Entitled “.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” the new guidance comes in response to consumers’ growing use of mobile devices and social media applications, and advertisers’ efforts to reach consumers via these new devices and media. The FTC’s guidance emphasizes that the same consumer protection laws that apply to traditional advertising also apply to online advertising. The FTC issued the guidance, however, to address some of the unique advertising issues that arise in advertising on mobile devices and in social media.
March 26, 2013
November 25, 2009