Jeff specializes in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of machine learning, deep neural networks, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, speech recognition, and signal processing. Jeff has extensive industry experience, including the development of models for state-of-the-art speech recognition systems and training neural networks for text classification.
Jeff is also the founder of two companies, Patent Bots and OpaVote. Patent Bots provides tools that help patent attorneys produce higher quality patents and work more efficiently. OpaVote helps organizations run elections online and specializes in ranked-choice voting for more representative outcomes.
Jeff’s previous legal experience includes working as patent counsel for Amazon.com, practicing in IP litigation for a Boston law firm, and clerking for the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jeff completed a Ph.D. in signal processing from the University of Michigan, did postdoctoral studies in signal processing at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France and completed his postdoctoral studies in image processing at Boston University.
Jeff received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.