JD Schneider’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on high-stakes patent cases. He counsels clients through pre-litigation investigations, discovery, claim construction, dispositive motions, arbitration and trial. A former software engineer, Mr. Schneider leverages his experience designing, developing and testing software to evaluate patents for both infringement and invalidity purposes. He has represented both petitioners and patent owners in PTAB proceedings, and has significant experience with Section 101 invalidity issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schneider worked as a patent litigation association with an Am Law 100 law firm. He served as a judicial clerk to Judge Michael Watanabe of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Colorado State University. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Schneider worked as a software engineer with Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), where he developed system health monitoring and update management applications.
Mr. Schneider is admitted to practice in Colorado and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is not admitted to practice law in California, and his practice is supervised by partners of the firm admitted in California.