Jonathan I. Tietz



Dr. Jonathan Tietz is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Intellectual Property Department, as well as the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice.

Previously, Jonathan served as a student attorney at the University of Michigan Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic, and was a summer associate at Foley. Jonathan is admitted only in Virginia. He is practicing under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2019)
    • Executive editor, Michigan Law Review
    • President and communications chair, Intellectual Property Students Association
    • Teaching assistant, legal writing program
    • Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship, top academic honor
    • Jeffrey S. Lehman Legal Practice Award, top honor for legal writing and practice program
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D., 2016)
    • Chemistry
  • Kent State University (M.S., 2012)
    • Chemistry
  • Kent State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2011)
    • Chemistry

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Chemical Society


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jonathan is admitted only in Virginia. He is practicing under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar.


  • Book Notice, "On Lawyers and Copy Editors," 118 Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)
  • Note, "The Problem with Pathogen-Selective Antibiotics," 27 Texas Intell. Prop. L.J. 105 (2019)
  • Note, "The Unified Patent Court and Patent Trolls in Europe," 25 Mich. Tech. L. Rev. 303 (2019)
  • Author, "The Canons of Cite Checking," 22 Green Bag 2d 43 (2018)
  • Note, "The 'Broadcast Reasonable Interpretation' and Applying Issue Preclusion to Administrative Patent Claim Construction," 117 Mich. L. Rev. 349 (2018)
  • Co-Author, "A New Genome-Mining Tool Redefines the Lasso Peptide Biosynthetic Landscape," Nature Chemical Biology (2017)
  • Co-Author, "Using Genomics for Natural Product Structure Elucidation," Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (2016)
  • Co-Author, "Targeting Reactive Carbonyls for Identifying Natural Products and their Biosynthetic Origins," Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016)
  • Co-Author, "Preparation of Brominated 2-Alkoxythiophenes via Oxidation and Etherification of 2-Thienyltrifluoroborate Salts," Organic Letters (2012)


COVID-19: Patent Procurement and Licensing
31 March 2020
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review
Arthrex Stands (For Now)
26 March 2020
PTAB Trial Insights
Food Safety and the Coronavirus – Latest Updates from FDA
20 March 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center
Reacting To The Novel Coronavirus
17 March 2020