Jean G. Vidal-Font

Jean G. Vidal-Font is a Member Attorney in our intellectual property practice. Jean directs the Firm’s patent litigation practice and has an active transactional practice that includes procuring trademark applications before the USPTO and the Puerto Rico Trademark Office, privacy compliance and advisement, and negotiation of intellectual property licensing. Jean is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics such as copyright, trademark, and trade secrets.

Prior to joining Ferraiuoli, Jean began his career as an Associate in the San Juan boutique law firm of José A. Cuevas-Segarra, concentrating in civil litigation. During that time, he worked on high profile cases such as the “Paseo Caribe” litigation before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, reported at San Geronimo Caribe Project Inc. v. ELA, et al, 2008 T.S.P.R. 129 and also served as an assistant editor for Dr. Cuevas Segarra’s Treatise on Civil Procedure, Supplemental Edition. Jean was also an Associate at another San Juan firm where he worked on commercial litigation matters, trademark and copyright infringement as well as tort defense cases and helped to develop that firm’s Intellectual Property practice.

Get to know Jean

Why Ferraiuoli?

As an Intellectual Property practitioner, it really boils down to “why not Ferraiuoli”. We have been at the forefront of intellectual property in Puerto Rico since its start and there is no place on the Island better equipped to deal with the challenges facing copyright, patent and trademark owners. At Ferraiuoli, we haven’t shied away from going beyond our shores to advocate for our clients in stateside courts with the same intensity as national law firms. In short, this is the place to be if you want to be in the driver’s seat of Intellectual Property in Puerto Rico.

Why do your clients come to you?

Clients know that I am always available for them and can expect an immediate response. Law is first and foremost a service industry, and the client comes first. I strive to make sure our clients know that.

What do you find most rewarding?

Knowing that a client has one less thing to worry about once we have set our attention on the issue at hand.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Oriental Group v. Cooperativa Oriental, reported at 750 F. Supp. 2d 396 (D. Puerto Rico 2010) (Dismissing trademark dilution and infringement claims on the alleged word mark, thereby limiting the injunctive relief to a recently adopted trade dress.)
  • Watchtower Bible v. Sagardía, et al., reported at 634 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2011) (Defended the constitutionality of Puerto Rico’s Controlled Access Laws, affirming District Court’s decision on the facial constitutional challenge.)
  • Tierra Intelectual Borinquen, Inc. v. HTC, et al., 2014 WL 1912341 (E.D. Texas) (Obtaining favorable claim construction order despite opposing party’s expert declaration.)
  • SecureNova v. LG Electronics, et al., 2014 WL 5339188 (E.D. Texas) (Successfully opposing Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.)
  • LSREF2 Island Holdings, Ltd. v. Enhancers, Inc., et al., 2014 WL 1387359 (P.R. Court of Appeals) (Successfully overturned court order that forced the public disclosure of the Client’s Asset and Purchase Agreement, in disregard to the litigation-security provisions of the Puerto Rico Trade Secrets Act.)
  • ALD Acquisitions, LLC v. El Piex Puertorriqueño, et al., 2014 WL 1340680 (P.R. Court of Appeals) (Affirming successful Motion for Summary Judgment on breach of contract and collection of monies alongside dismissal of Defendants’ counterclaims.)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Managing Disputes in the Online World, presented at the First Virtual Encounter for Accountants in the Americas, August 15, 2014
  • Puerto Rico Trade Secrets Act of 2011, co-presented at the Puerto Rico Bar Association Annual Convention, September 9, 2011, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Practice: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Trade Secrets, co-presented at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (EJC), April 8, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Credit Unions in the 21st Century: The Need to Protect Trademarks in a Global Market, presented at the National Convention of Credit Unions of Puerto Rico, October 31, 2010, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Copyright: Basic Concepts for Artists, presented at Centro Empresarial para Músicos Culturarte (CEMCA), September 16, 2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Publications

  • Sharing Media On Social Networks: Infringement. By Linking? 3.2-UPRBL-J-255 (2012)
  • Are Specialized Courts the Key to the U.S.? A Comparative Look at the United Kingdom Patent Courts and the U.S.47 Rev. Jurídica U. Inter. P.R. 53 (2013)

Get to know Jean

Why Ferraiuoli?

As an Intellectual Property practitioner, it really boils down to “why not Ferraiuoli”. We have been at the forefront of intellectual property in Puerto Rico since its start and there is no place on the Island better equipped to deal with the challenges facing copyright, patent and trademark owners. At Ferraiuoli, we haven’t shied away from going beyond our shores to advocate for our clients in stateside courts with the same intensity as national law firms. In short, this is the place to be if you want to be in the driver’s seat of Intellectual Property in Puerto Rico.

Why do your clients come to you?

Clients know that I am always available for them and can expect an immediate response. Law is first and foremost a service industry, and the client comes first. I strive to make sure our clients know that.

What do you find most rewarding?

Knowing that a client has one less thing to worry about once we have set our attention on the issue at hand.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Oriental Group v. Cooperativa Oriental, reported at 750 F. Supp. 2d 396 (D. Puerto Rico 2010) (Dismissing trademark dilution and infringement claims on the alleged word mark, thereby limiting the injunctive relief to a recently adopted trade dress.)
  • Watchtower Bible v. Sagardía, et al., reported at 634 F.3d 3 (1st Cir. 2011) (Defended the constitutionality of Puerto Rico’s Controlled Access Laws, affirming District Court’s decision on the facial constitutional challenge.)
  • Tierra Intelectual Borinquen, Inc. v. HTC, et al., 2014 WL 1912341 (E.D. Texas) (Obtaining favorable claim construction order despite opposing party’s expert declaration.)
  • SecureNova v. LG Electronics, et al., 2014 WL 5339188 (E.D. Texas) (Successfully opposing Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.)
  • LSREF2 Island Holdings, Ltd. v. Enhancers, Inc., et al., 2014 WL 1387359 (P.R. Court of Appeals) (Successfully overturned court order that forced the public disclosure of the Client’s Asset and Purchase Agreement, in disregard to the litigation-security provisions of the Puerto Rico Trade Secrets Act.)
  • ALD Acquisitions, LLC v. El Piex Puertorriqueño, et al., 2014 WL 1340680 (P.R. Court of Appeals) (Affirming successful Motion for Summary Judgment on breach of contract and collection of monies alongside dismissal of Defendants’ counterclaims.)

view all

Speaking Engagements

  • Managing Disputes in the Online World, presented at the First Virtual Encounter for Accountants in the Americas, August 15, 2014
  • Puerto Rico Trade Secrets Act of 2011, co-presented at the Puerto Rico Bar Association Annual Convention, September 9, 2011, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Practice: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Trade Secrets, co-presented at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law (EJC), April 8, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Credit Unions in the 21st Century: The Need to Protect Trademarks in a Global Market, presented at the National Convention of Credit Unions of Puerto Rico, October 31, 2010, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Copyright: Basic Concepts for Artists, presented at Centro Empresarial para Músicos Culturarte (CEMCA), September 16, 2010, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

view all

Publications

  • Sharing Media On Social Networks: Infringement. By Linking? 3.2-UPRBL-J-255 (2012)
  • Are Specialized Courts the Key to the U.S.? A Comparative Look at the United Kingdom Patent Courts and the U.S.47 Rev. Jurídica U. Inter. P.R. 53 (2013)