Jonathan Sapan, Patent Engineer


Jonathan Sapan is a patent engineer in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. 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, optical pressure sensors, and biometric security systems. He also has research experience in physics, materials science and semiconductor processing. His graduate research focused on magnetic materials and x-ray scattering and spectroscopy.

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 Six Sigma Green Belt recipient and member of the Princeton University Alumni Technology Advisory Committee. He enjoys literature and is a strong technical writer.

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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