Jerry L. Coon
Of Counsel


(203) 327-4500 x123
jcoon@ogrp.com

Mr. Coon has extensive experience handling a wide range of intellectual property legal issues, including domestic and international licensing, developing intellectual property strategies supportive of business strategies, trade secret and patent portfolio creation and management, client counseling on designing around valid patents, infringement/invalidity opinions and product clearances, oppositions, and intellectual property aspects of acquisitions and divestments.  In addition to licensing agreements, he also has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating agreements relating to the protection of intellectual property, including consulting, technology evaluation, secrecy, joint development, and acquisition and divestment agreements.

Prior to joining OGRP, Mr. Coon served as in-house intellectual property counsel at Union Carbide Corporation, BASF Corporation and most recently Praxair, Inc.  He has prepared and prosecuted worldwide patent portfolios involving diversified technologies, such as coatings, industrial gases, electronics, specialty chemicals and plastics, adhesives, emulsion polymers, silicones and urethane intermediates, molecular sieves, lubricants, ethylene oxide glycol/ethylene oxide derivatives, specialty polymers and composites, and agricultural chemicals.


Education
Utah State University, BS, Microbiology
John Marshall Law School, JD

Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit                                        
U.S. Supreme Court
American Intellectual Property Law Association