Jonathan A. Roberts
Mr. Roberts began working for Nixon & Vanderhye as an associate in 2007. His practice involves all aspects of the prosecution of patent applications, focusing primarily in the software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and business method fields. Mr. Roberts also assists with high-technology related litigation matters.
Mr. Roberts graduated from American University's Washington College of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Administrative Law Review and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society. During law school, Mr. Roberts worked as a law clerk at Nixon & Vanderhye, while also teaching Constitutional Law to high school students on a pro bono basis through a partnership between D.C. Public Schools and the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literary Project.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Roberts was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate and Banneker/Key Scholar of the University of Maryland, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (with software engineering and data structures focuses) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics (with political theory and game theory focuses). Before law school, Mr. Roberts also earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Maryland School of Public Policy.
He also conducted bioinformatics-based research with the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, which led to the development and implementation of software tools for analyzing pre-mRNA splicing factors of Drosophila melanogaster and the performance of frame-independent oligonucleotide bias analyses in and across species.
As President of Applied Software Technologies, L.L.C., a small technology consulting firm, Mr. Roberts developed systems software solutions that interacted with disparate legacy systems across a variety of locations to track uranium enrichment and fuel cycles, and to provide cost accounting services for nuclear power plants. This system currently is used by 12 nuclear fuel operators at nearly one-half of the nuclear power plants in the United States, and at several nuclear power plants abroad.
Mr. Roberts served as a co-op for Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, building custom service-oriented architecture (SOA) and software system solutions for internal use at Lockheed. For example, Mr. Roberts helped develop an enterprise-wide, cross-platform tool with substantial legacy system integration, to provide loosely-coupled infrastructure-related services for the 2,000+ person Rockville, Maryland campus. He also was involved in the specification-writing and design document drafting processes for a number of SOA-based solutions used by Lockheed.
As a systems engineer intern with Sun Microsystems' High Performance Computing and Datacenter Group, Mr. Roberts helped design massively parallel next-generation high performance computers, and ported and optimized code for use with such systems.
Mr. Roberts taught software engineering for three semesters with the University of Maryland's Computer Science Department. In a venture that served as both an industrial project and a teaching tool, Mr. Roberts established a relationship between the Computer Science Department and the Montgomery County Police Department, wherein students, under Mr. Roberts' supervision, actively developed survivable and flexible web-based solutions for inventory tracking and management throughout the police force.
Mr. Roberts is a member of the Virginia bar.
- University of Maryland (B.S., Computer Science, B.A., Government and Politics, 2003 & M.P.P. Public Policy, 2004)
- American University (J.D., 2007)
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