Jason focuses on disputes and transactions relating to software and networking technologies. He works with a variety of businesses—from startups to Fortune 500 companies—to aggressively resolve intellectual property (IP) disputes. He has litigated copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, trademark infringement, breach of contract and related claims.
He also procures patents, registers copyrights, negotiates license agreements, evaluates technology acquisitions and advises on IP protection strategies. Particularly in the software development, implementation and gaming environments, Jason is exceptionally positioned to apply his IP and licensing experience to help advance client needs.
With more than ten years of industry experience as a software engineer at Motorola, Lucent Technologies and at my startup company, I gained valuable experience prior to attending law school that I am able to strategically leverage in complex IP matters. I have litigated cases involving complex technology such as mobile telecommunications, electronic security, automotive technology, speech compression, image processing, distributed networks, ERP systems, health care technology and many various web-based services. Because of my experience designing and implementing software features using languages such as C, C++, Assembler and Java, I can quickly assess technical issues, develop legal arguments and distill complex information into jury-friendly terms. My experience in the software industry is also an asset when I’m working with businesses to identify and protect leading-edge technology.
The massive growth of eSports will continue to push the limits of copyright law as the norms of an industry built on sharing of gameplay and content (such as on YouTube and Twitch) collide with the rights of game developers and prohibitions of the Copyright Act.
Esports Insider | August 06, 2019
Intellectual Property associates Jason Kunze of Chicago and Jennette Psihoules of Washington DC participated in the latest edition of the regular feature “Ask the Esports Lawyers.” In this edition, Jason and Jennette look at how the European Union copyright directive may impact esports.
Education Week | March 27, 2017
Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze is quoted in this article about safeguarding student data privacy in online educational apps.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Production Editor, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
University of Illinois, B.S., Electrical Engineering
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit