• vcard
415.248.2122
  • Education
    • J.D., Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, 2013, Intellectual Property Concentration; Giles Rich Patent Moot Court
    • B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2010, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California, 2014
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014

Jacek Wnuk provides a wide range of strategic intellectual property counseling services for clients ranging from individual inventors and startups at various stages of funding to large publicly-traded companies. Jacek helps clients in identifying patentable inventions through in-depth sessions with inventors, building strong patent portfolios by drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and abroad, protecting valuable trade secrets, securing intellectual property licenses, and understanding competitive landscapes through freedom to operate and competitive intelligence analyses.

As an engineer, Jacek helped develop some of the earliest autonomous vehicle technologies under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Jacek has significant experience counseling clients on obtaining and maintaining patent protection for these and other complex technologies, including:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and neural networks (NN)
  • 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G cellular telephone network systems
  • Cryptography, firewalls, and network security
  • Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger technologies
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)
  • Microphones, speakers, and audio signal manipulation
  • Computer vision, image processing, and object recognition
  • Camera, RADAR, and LIDAR calibration and processing
  • Image sensors and phase-detection autofocus
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technologies
  • Capacitive touchscreen technologies
  • Tamper detection and protection circuitry
  • Virtual machines and virtualized containers
  • Microfluidic systems and medical devices
  • Wind turbines and clean energy
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • Drafted and filed hundreds of non-provisional utility patent applications through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and internationally through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). 
  • Prosecuted hundreds of non-provisional utility patent applications internationally under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and nationally in the United States (USPTO), Europe (EPO), Canada (CIPO), China (SIPO), India (IPO), and Germany (DPMA). 
  • Successfully appealed a number of rejections before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • Counseled corporate client regarding exclusive licensing agreement with a major university for the subject matter of a biotechnology-related patent application. 
  • Counseled numerous clients regarding patentability of various technologies and freedom to operate in a particular technological space. 
  • Provided litigation support for a number of patent infringement disputes in the United States. 
  • Provided litigation support for a number of trade secret disputes in the United States.
  • Provided litigation support for a number of trademark infringement disputes in the United States, China, Brazil, Malaysia, and New Zealand. 
  • Prosecuted numerous trademark applications under the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
text icon Publications & Presentations
Presenter, Bar Association of San Francisco
July 16, 2019
text icon Publications & Presentations
Presenter, Bar Association of San Francisco
May 10, 2018
text icon Publications & Presentations
National Law Review – also in Polsinelli on Drones & Advanced Robotics Blog
July 21, 2017
text icon Publications & Presentations
Polsinelli on Drones & Advanced Robotics Blog
February 10, 2017
text icon Publications & Presentations
National Law Review– also in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie IP blog
November, 2015
text icon Publications & Presentations
National Law Review – also in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie IP blog
November, 2015
text icon Publications & Presentations
Contributor, 35 Cardozo L. Rev. 931
2014
text icon Publications & Presentations
Contributor, 50 Hous. L. Rev. 523
2013
text icon Publications & Presentations
Contributor, 70 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1751
2013
text icon Publications & Presentations
Contributor, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. 995
2012