Jerold I. Schneider is Special Trial Counsel to the Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. Mr. Schneider is an experienced intellectual property attorney, litigator and frequent lecturer who serves as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, and expert witness in all aspects of intellectual property litigation. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law since 2007, he is a past chair of the Florida Bar Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee, and has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator since 2014. Mr. Schneider, a former Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, brings you the benefit of over 50 years of IP practice, the experience of over 275 IP lawsuits, many tried to a jury, and numerous successful appeals. A complete list of reported decisions and a complete list of reported appellate decisions is available on request.

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S.E.E., 1964
  • Phi Eta Sigma (National Freshman Honor Society)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (1962-1964)
  • George Washington University, 1965-66
  • Courses in mathematics and statistics
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1970
  • The George Washington University Law Review, Staff
Bar Memberships and Admissions

Bar Memberships

  • Florida, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • Michigan, 1970
  • Virginia, 1970

Bar Admissions – Appellate Courts

  • United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1971
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit,1998

Bar Admissions – District Courts

  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • Florida, Northern District, 2007
  • Florida, Middle District, 2007
  • Florida, Southern District, 2007
  • Illinois, Northern District, 2012
  • Indiana, Northern District, 1990
  • Michigan, Eastern District, 1970
  • Michigan, Western District, 1981
  • Texas, Eastern District, 1999
  • Virginia, Eastern District, 1989
Professional Experience
  • Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, Adjunct Professor of Law, Spring 2018
  • Schneider Rothman Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC.
    Of Counsel, 2017-2018, Partner (Co-Founding Partner) 2013-2016
  • Arnstein & Lehr, Partner, 2011-2013
  • Novak, Druce + Quigg, Partner and co-chair IP litigation, 2008-2010
  • Akerman Senterfitt, Partner and co-chair IP litigation, 2005-2008
  • DLA Piper, Partner, 2001-2005
  • Arter & Hadden, Partner, 1999-2001
  • Dorsey & Whitney, Partner, 1995-1999
  • Spencer, Frank & Schneider Partner, 1990-1995 Of Counsel, 1988-1990
  • Cullen, Sloman, Cantor, Grauer, Scott & Rutherford, Partner, 1973-1988, Associate, 1972-1973
  • Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys Corporation) Senior Patent Attorney, 1971-1972 Patent Attorney, 1970-1971 Patent Agent, 1967-1970
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Examiner, 1966-1967
  • National Security Agency, 1964-1966
  • George Washington University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1965
Professional Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1972
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 1995
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), 1980 (life member)
  • U.S.P.Q. (United States Patents Quarterly) Advisory Board, 1995
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated, 1976 to present
Selected Presentations
  • Intellectual Property Law for the Non IP In-house Lawyer, 2012 (Jarden)
  • Intellectual Property Litigation at the ITC, 2012 (Florida Bar)
  • Intellectual Property Law for the Entrepreneur, 2011 (Palm Beach Atlantic University)
  • Discovery of Experts in Patent Cases, 2008 (AIPLA Mid-Year Meeting)
  • Strategies for 2008 and Beyond – Obviousness, 2007 (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Florida Uniform Trade Secret Act, 2007 (Florida Bar Intellectual Property Certification Review)
  • Trademarks: Making Lemonade from Lemons and Selecting the Court Based on the Evidence, 2008 (Akerman)
  • Copyrights for Architectural Plans, 2005 (National Association of Home Builders Annual Meeting)
Selected Publications
  • Supplemental Examination Under the America Invents Act, 2012
  • America Invents Act of 2011 – Comparison of Accelerated Examination and Track 1 Prioritized Examination, 2011
  • America Invents Act of 2011 – Major Changes and Effective Dates, Miami Daily Business Review, May 10, 2011
  • Work For Hire – Copyright Ownership, 2007
  • Florida Uniform Trade Secrets Act – Florida Bar, 2005
  • Bramford, International Intellectual Property, The College of Law of England and Wales, Surrey, England (U.S. Law portion), 1986
  • Editor: “Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights,” West’s Legal Forms 2d, vol. 25, 1977 “Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights for the General Practitioner,” Case and Comment, 55 Michigan State Bar Journal 418, 1976
  • What Clients Expect An Attorney to Know About Patents, 1975, Michigan State Bar Journal