"Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs."
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.