Jonathan B. Easter



Jonathan B. Easter is an intellectual property associate and registered patent attorney with Foley & Larder LLP. He is also a member of the Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice.

Prior to Foley, Jonathan was an engineering intern where he updated process checklists for pre-flight inspections of U.S. Air Force Helicopters and F-15 jets. Jonathan also used certain programs to extensively update these visuals for the process inspection manuals. He also obtained experience as a lead researcher in which he analyzed transport data collected by a local hospital to identify patterns and trends in patient movement, with a focus on continually optimizing the transport system. Jonathan furthermore developed a simulation model to predict system effectiveness at various levels of staffing and made recommendations regarding staffing based upon results from simulation.

During his first few years of law school, Jonathan gained experience in drafting documents for many stages of patent prosecution, including full patent applications, responses to office actions, and a continuation application post-allowance. He also conducted a Freedom to Operate review and counseled a new client on their best approaches for protecting their invention.

Jonathan has assisted in various intellectual property litigations by researching case law surrounding the causes of action in a complaint, drafting a memo with analysis, conducting research into incorporation by reference to a provisional patent of essential material, and drafting an answer to an opposing party’s complaint.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
    • Moot Court Society
    • Intellectual Property Law Society
    • George & Bon E. Berner Memorial Scholarship, 2016 - 2019
  • Mercer University, engineering with industrial specialization (B.S., summa cum laude, 2016)
    • University Honors Program
    • Chapter President, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
    • Philanthropy Chair, Alpha Tau Omega
    • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honorary Society Community Engagement
    • Chapter President, Habitat for Humanity
    • Election Judge, 2016 Presidential Election    


  • Illinois State Bar 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office