Jeffrey B. Powers

Registered Patent Attorney, Of Counsel


Jeff Powers has over 20 years of experience working closely with clients and their legal, business, and design teams to develop market-conscious and cost-effective patent strategies.  He has developed and managed large, international patent portfolios and advised on minimizing patent-related risks associated with product introductions.  Jeff has supported companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations, in a range of technical areas, including optical, mechanical, electrical, medical device and software arts. 

Prior to joining Simpson & Simpson, Mr. Powers held positions both in-house and in private practice.  He began his career in Boston, practicing at the large IP boutique firms, before moving to Rochester, NY to serve as patent counsel for Bausch & Lomb, Inc., primarily in their surgical division.  Throughout his career, Mr. Powers has handled a broad range of IP matters, including global prosecution, portfolio analysis, invention mining, trade secrets and management of domestic and ex-U.S. counsel.  Immediately prior to joining Simpson & Simpson, he served as Senior Counsel at the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King.

He believes an informed client and clear communications are essential to best outcomes. 

Mr. Powers holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, a Masters in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, and a JD from Franklin Piece Law Center/University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Powers' interests outside of law include history, technology, music, athletics and coaching.

Court Admissions

  • Courts of the State of Massachusetts
  • Courts of the State of New York

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Franklin Piece Law Center/University of New Hampshire, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, M.S., Optical Engineering
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Electrical Engineering