Gerald B. Halt Jr.
Professional Experience

Jay focuses his practice on securing, licensing and enforcing the value of intellectual property rights. His practice includes litigation, inter partes matters, administrative proceedings, licensing of trademarks and technology, validity opinions and due diligence reviews. Jay also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the firm.

Client Work

Jay works closely with clients to secure, manage and protect their intellectual property portfolios, optimize the value of those portfolios and develop/implement results-oriented strategies.

While his experience with technology is varied, Jay’s particular area of focus is on electrical, electronic and computer software technologies, including optical and wireless communication systems, computers, communication system protocols, microwave systems and components, optical barcode scanners, fiber optic systems, semiconductor devices and semiconductor fabrication equipment.

Previous Work

Jay worked for six years as an electrical engineer for the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) while simultaneously earning his J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Jay has written and co-written several pieces on the patent practice among other IP topics, including:

Charging by the Item- The Perils of False Patent Marketing
A Strategy for Monetizing Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property in Consumer Electronics, Software and Technology Startups

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2010-2019)
Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, (2013-2019)

He has presented at Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) seminars and served as moderator for international symposiums for legal professionals, intellectual property owners and portfolio managers.

Professional Activities

Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association

Community Activities

Engineering Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, Villanova University

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit