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Jacob D. Merrill

Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3765
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Jake’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright law. He has experience assisting a diverse client base, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual inventors, with prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, preparing clearance, patentability, and invalidity opinions, prosecuting trademark registrations, and providing copyright strategy and counseling to clients. Jake’s areas of expertise include mechanical and electromechanical arts such as automotive drivetrains, fluid systems, software control algorithms, and electric motor controls.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Jake provided valuable guidance supervising the IP portfolio of a division of a global automotive supplier, including regularly working with inventors in the United States, Belgium and Italy on new technology.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • George Mason University School of Law
    • First place at Intramural, Finalist at Regional, 2012 Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court
    • Outreach Editor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
    • Vice President, Intellectual Property Law Society
    • Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2019

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., specialty track in Patent Law
  • University at Buffalo, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
HSE Law
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Jacob D. Merrill
Associate
jmerrill@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3765
fax: 716.853.1617

Jake’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright law. He has experience assisting a diverse client base, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual inventors, with prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, preparing clearance, patentability, and invalidity opinions, prosecuting trademark registrations, and providing copyright strategy and counseling to clients. Jake’s areas of expertise include mechanical and electromechanical arts such as automotive drivetrains, fluid systems, software control algorithms, and electric motor controls.

Before joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Jake provided valuable guidance supervising the IP portfolio of a division of a global automotive supplier, including regularly working with inventors in the United States, Belgium and Italy on new technology.

Honors & Awards

  • George Mason University School of Law
    • First place at Intramural, Finalist at Regional, 2012 Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court
    • Outreach Editor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
    • Vice President, Intellectual Property Law Society
    • Member, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2019

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., specialty track in Patent Law
  • University at Buffalo, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

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