About Jon

Jon specializes in patent prosecution, with decades of legal and engineering experience. He has obtained hundreds of patents for clients in various countries throughout the world. Jon has a Ph. D in mechanical engineering, and experience as an aerospace engineering, both in private industry (with the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation) and with the U.S. government (with the NASA Lewis Research Center). Jon focuses mainly on patent matters involving the mechanical arts, although he is able to handle a wide variety of technologies, as well as non-technical intellectual property issues.

The wide variety of technical areas in which Dr. Platt has obtained patent protection for clients includes: aerospace systems, mechanical fasteners, medical devices, radar systems, electrical connectors, heat transfer devices, optical readers, hydraulic actuators, semiconductor devices, computer displays, and physical training equipment.



NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio (1991-1997) – Research Engineer, specializing in multiphase flow and low-gravity boiling

McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri (1983-1985) – Aircraft Engineer


Professional Memberships

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association



Protecting Reliance on the Patent System: The Economics and Equities of Intervening Rights, Case Western Reserve University Law Review, 1997