Jonathan Sapan, Patent Engineer


Jonathan Sapan is a patent engineer in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has a fundamental background in mathematics, solid state devices, digital logic design, and signal processing. As an electrical engineer and applied physicist, Jonathan gained both practical and research experience in diverse industries. He has worked as an engineer on optical communications and optical pressure sensors, high-bandwidth (0-40 GHz) radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) test and measurement, and biometric security systems. He also has research experience in physics, materials science, and semiconductor processing. As both an engineer in industry and a scientific researcher, he also gained experience in micro and nanofabrication, including conventional semiconductor fabrication techniques (optical and electron lithography, thin film deposition, wet and plasma processing, etc.) and next-generation technologies such as hard and soft nanoimprint lithography. His graduate research focused on studying the properties magnetic materials, including nanoscale thin films and devices, using magnetometry, x-ray scattering, and synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy, including published work on spin-torque MRAM (STT-MRAM) in collaboration with Qualcomm. 

Prior to joining Quarles and Brady, Jonathan helped prosecute patent applications for Fortune 500 clients in IT hardware/software and aerospace/defense, including working directly with inventors and drafting applications. He also has experience programming in C and Python as well as working with distributed computing and big data technologies.

Jonathan is a GE Six Sigma Green Belt recipient and past member of the Princeton University Alumni Technology Advisory Committee. He enjoys literature, is a strong technical writer, and has taught undergraduate writing.

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Education and Honors

  • Princeton University (B.S.E., 2004)
    • Major: Electrical Engineering (solid state devices)
  • University of California at San Diego
    • Electrical Engineering (nanoscale devices and systems)
    • Malcom R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship
    • Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Princeton University Alumni Council, Technology Advisory Committee Member, Volunteer Alumni Interviewer
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Member of IEEE and American Physical Society