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Jacob S. Zodieru


Areas of Practice:

  • Patents Trademarks Copyrights Computers
  • Software and Internet Law Cybersecurity

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 


Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, California
J.D., 2013

  • Honors: CALI "Excellence for the Future" Award in Patent Law, 2011
  • Honors: Honorable Mention Oralist, Intramural Moot Court Competition, 2011
  • Vice President, Intellectual Property Law Society 2011-2012
  • Treasurer, Entertainment and Sports Law Society 2011-2012

University of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
B.S. Computer Engineering, 2009

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Recipient, Second Place Award for “Automatic License Plate Recognition System”, UNLV Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Competition, 2009
  • Finalist, Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition, 2009

Past Employment:

  • National Security Technologies (NSTec), Software Engineer, Facility Management

Published Works:

  • "Learning the Lingo - Attorneys Interested in Intellectual Property Law", The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association, July 17, 2014

JACOB S. ZODIERU is a registered patent attorney who specializes in patent prosecution primarily in the software, mechanical, and electrical arts, patentability, infringement and validity studies, client counseling, trademarks, copyright, and litigation. He also has experience in cybersecurity, intellectual property agreements, and software licensing.. Mr. Zodieru received his B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Zodieru was a software engineer for National Security Technologies (NSTec) in Las Vegas, a subcontractor for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he designed, programmed, updated, and maintained a dynamic, database-driven business application system and supported and counseled facility managers. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Zodieru received a Second Place Award for designing and presenting an "Automatic License Plate Recognition System" in the UNLV Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design Competition. He was also recognized as a finalist in formulating and presenting a business plan for a novel social networking application in the 2009 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While at Southwestern Law School, Mr. Zodieru received a CALI “Excellence for the Future” Award in patent law, and was recognized as an Honorable Mention Oralist for the 2011 Intramural Moot Court Competition. He also served as Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society and Treasurer of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society at Southwestern. He additionally worked as a research assistant for Professor Robert Lind in researching and providing updates for his Entertainment Law treatise.

Mr. Zodieru is admitted to practice in California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Southwestern Law School's Nickel Club. He is also the author of "Learning the Lingo - Attorneys Interested in Intellectual Property Law", published in The Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association, July 17, 2014.