Jon Muskin is a founding partner of Muskin & Farmer with over fifteen years of intellectual property law experience. Jon focuses his practice on filing and prosecuting patents (and has obtained hundreds of patents throughout his career), preparing and negotiating intellectual property licenses, performing due diligence regarding patent portfolios, structuring complex international IP transactions, consulting and strategizing on intellectual property matters, completing sales of IP assets, handling USPTO administrative proceedings (such as reexamination), and supporting litigation of intellectual property matters. Before founding Muskin & Farmer he worked for numerous firms around the country. Jon has received the “AV Preeminent®” rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is their highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Jon practices intellectual property law with a rare perspective in that he himself is an inventor (of dozens of patents) and entrepreneur who has monetized his own intellectual property. He brings this zeal when working with clients and rarely simply files patents without working with the client to do some big picture strategizing to monetize the intellectual property. While it is a fact that only a small percentage of patents actually make money, the subset of Jons clients who are independent inventors have in total earned millions of dollars in licensing revenue from their patents. Jon has prosecuted patents in a wide array of technological fields, such as computer architecture, computer graphics, web applications, wireless communications, network architecture, encryption techniques, image processing, casino gaming, robotics, toys, consumer electronics, financial systems, and business methods. He has represented the full gamut of clients including giant companies like Samsung Group and Fujitsu Ltd., government agencies such as NASA, medium sized companies, and many independent inventors/start-ups. Jon believes it is important to give back to the community. Jon serves as a volunteer lawyer for both Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (Philadelphia VIP). In this capacity, Jon provides pro bono assistance to artists, inventors and entrepreneurs who cannot afford representation. Jon also serves as a judge for the John S. Bradway Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia. Jon is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (admitted 2008), New York (admitted 1996), New Jersey (admitted 1996), Georgia (admitted 1997, currently inactive) and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jon holds a Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he also holds an LLM (Master of Laws) degree in Intellectual Property Law, with honors. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from American University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tulane University.