Jeff Toler is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience in technology and related intellectual property matters. Mr. Toler has represented highly sophisticated corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, in a wide range of intellectual property areas including strategic counseling, patent litigation and prosecution, offensive and defensive patent analysis, opinions, licensing, and technology transactions. Mr. Toler has significant experience in developing and implementing customized, client-driven, high value patent strategies for corporations of all sizes. He is best known for bringing an unmatched level of sophistication and creativity to the challenges of IP strategy. Mr. Toler practices in the fields of communications, computer hardware, software, and electronics.
Prior to founding Toler Law Group, Intellectual Properties, Mr. Toler formed and headed the IP/Technology Transactions Group for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) in Austin, Texas. In this role, he led a prestigious team of attorneys who designed, developed, and enabled the business strategies of venture-backed technology companies through strategic alliances and other complex business arrangements. His background also includes service as the General and IP Counsel for various groups within Motorola, including Motorola’s Corporate Strategy and Wireless Groups. Prior to being in-house at Motorola, Mr. Toler performed patent litigation and prosecution work for Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Toler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with highest Distinction from Purdue University, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago at Loyola School of Law. Mr. Toler was a Senior Law Journal Member for the University of Chicago at Loyola School of Law where he received the Loyola Merit Scholarship and was awarded the AmJur Award for the highest grades in the class in Intellectual Property, Contracts, and Law & Economics.
Mr. Toler worked as a Research and Development Engineer for five years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is admitted to practice in the states of Illinois and Texas, as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office.