Jerold I. 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.



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

Professional Experience

Schneider Mediation -- Current

Schneider IP Law -- Current — new engagements limited to serving as co-counsel and serving as an expert witness

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 

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 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