Jonathon Talcott
Jonathon Talcott

Jonathon A. Talcott

Associate

talcottj@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5485
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Jonathon A. Talcott is a litigator with experience representing clients in complex commercial and franchise disputes, intellectual property, and related litigation. He is often called upon to assist in briefing the most intricate of issues, and is well-experienced in handling discovery disputes, and has taken and defended several depositions.

Mr. Talcott has litigated franchise disputes and has handled patent cases involving a broad range of technologies such as the Internet, e-commerce software platforms, business methods, semiconductor integrated circuits, wireless systems, networking hardware and software, and medical devices.

Mr. Talcott's trademark litigation experience includes the defense and enforcement of trademark rights before federal district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for clients in the automotive, medical, sports, cosmetics, and electronic cigarette industries, among others. He is also a registered patent attorney who regularly advises clients regarding patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio development and management.

Mr. Talcott also actively serves the community through his pro bono practice. Recently, he represented a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant in a lengthy court battle against the sergeant's homeowners' association (HOA). Mr. Talcott persuaded the court to vacate a judgment entered against the sergeant while he was deployed overseas, and convinced the HOA to return wages garnished under the wrongfully entered judgment.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Talcott obtained a master's degree in electrical engineering and was a professional electrical engineer for a Fortune 500 aerospace and military defense company. As an engineer, he designed hardware and software circuitry, displays, and control panels for airplane cockpit and cabin entertainment electronics, and he served as a project engineer leading design teams in obtaining FAA certification for those systems.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association

IPO's Litigation Committee

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Phoenix Men's Arts Council

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named as a Southwest Super Lawyers "Rising Star," IP Litigation, Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2016

Publications

Co-author, "How to Prove it to the PTAB," Managing Intellectual Property, January 26, 2016

Co-author, "Patent Trial & Appeal Board Finds Obscure Russian Doctoral Thesis Qualifies as Prior Art," Ballard Spahr alert, August 20, 2015

Co-author, "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Applies Only to Hackers, Not Thieving Workers, 9th Circuit Rules," Ballard Spahr alert, April 13, 2012

"Civil Procedure: A Discussion of the Arizona Supreme Court's 2008-2009 Decisions," 42 Ariz. St. L.J. 583, 583-99, 2010

Co-author, “Compact Readout Electronics for Position Sensitive Photomultiplier Tubes,”52(1) IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 21-27 (2005)

Co-author, “Prototype Parallel Readout System for Position Sensitive PMT Based Gamma Ray Imaging Systems,” 3 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 1891-94 (2003)

Co-author, “Scintillation Crystal Design Features for a Miniature Gamma Ray Camera,” 3 2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record 1967-71 (2003)

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D. 2010, cum laude)
Pedrick Scholar

University of California, San Diego (M.S.E.E. 2003, electrical engineering)
Recipient, Powell Fellowship

University of Iowa (B.S. 2001, physics and astronomy, with highest distinction)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Recipient, Undergraduate Scholar Award

Arizona

Minnesota (inactive)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas