Founder & Principal Attorney Jason Amsel

Jason Amsel

Founder & Principal Attorney

Founder and Principal Attorney Jason Amsel is an intellectual property attorney, entrepreneur, and startup advisor.    Prior to founding Amsel IP Law, Jason spent 15 years at a large Silicon Valley law firm working with technology startup companies from inception through major acquisitions and IPOs. Throughout his career, Jason has drafted and prosecuted thousands of patent applications for companies ranging from early stage startups to large public companies.  He is routinely called on to advise startups through the process of building new patent programs, reinvigorating stagnant ones, and refocusing mature IP portfolios to align with business objectives and increase IP value.

At his prior firm, Jason regularly served as IP counsel representing startups and venture capitalists through strategic investments, acquisitions, SPAC transactions, and IPOs.  Jason also gained substantial experience in patent litigation, post-grant reviews, infringement and clearance analysis, and drafting opinions of counsel.

Jason is a former engineer with an advanced degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He advises clients in a wide range of technology areas including robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence/machine learning, cybersecurity, medical devices, augmented/virtual/mixed reality systems, camera systems, energy, wireless communications, consumer electronics, image/video/audio processing, digital and analog electronics, semiconductors, and software.

Since leaving Silicon Valley in 2015 for Austin, TX, Jason has been actively involved with the central Texas startup community, serving as a mentor for various organizations such as Capital Factory, Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), and MassChallenge, and contributing as guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at UT-Austin.

Jason lives in Austin, TX with his wife, three children, and Sergeant Peppers the rescue puppy.


  • University of California, Berkeley – School of Law
    J.D. Law
    2008 – 2011
  • Cornell University
    M.Eng Electrical & Computer Engineering
    2005 – 2006
  • Cornell University
    B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
    2001 – 2005

Startup Community Involvement

  • Capital Factory
    2019 – Present (2 years)
  • Austin Technology Incubator
    2019 – Present (2 years)
  • MassChallenge
    2020 – Present (1 year)

Licenses & Certifications

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 Texas Rising Star in Intellectual Property
    Super Lawyers 2023 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2021 Northern California Rising Star in Intellectual Property
    Super Lawyers 2021 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2020 Northern California Rising Star in Intellectual Property
    Super Lawyers 2020 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2019 Northern California Rising Star in Intellectual Property
    Super Lawyers 2019 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2018 Northern California Rising Star in Intellectual Property
    Super Lawyers 2018 (Thomson Reuters)

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