Jordan Intellectual Property Law, LLC

Property Firm

B. Delano Jordan

Washington, DC
Phone: 202.683.9317
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Mr. Jordan, founding Principal of the firm, is head of JIPL's Electrical and Software Practice Group. A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Mr. Jordan majored in electrical engineering at Virginia Tech and worked as an electrical engineer for Canon Virginia, Inc., in Newport News, Virginia, after receiving his Bachelor's degree in 1994. During his time with Canon, Mr. Jordan designed and diagnosed electrical systems for laser printers and copiers, and taught in-house courses on laser printer electronics.

In 1996, he enrolled full-time in law school at the College of William and Mary. While a law student, Mr. Jordan worked as an intern for the NASA Langley Research Center office of Patent Counsel in Hampton, Virginia. During law school, he also became a registered patent agent and continued to work for NASA as a patent prosecution contractor.

Upon graduation, with honors, from law school, Mr. Jordan worked in Troy, Michigan as an associate with a well-known Michigan-based intellectual property law firm. He was engaged primarily in patent prosecution in the electrical, mechanical and software areas. He also conducted trademark infringement litigation work and filed multiple copyright registration applications for corporate clients.

Mr. Jordan then joined the Washington, DC office for a well-known New York City-based intellectual property firm, where his practice focused on the acquisition and enforcement of domestic and foreign patent rights in the electrical, wireless communications and software fields. Mr. Jordan participated in patent infringement litigations in U.S. District Courts and before the International Trade Commission. During his time at this law firm, he also managed the prosecution of multiple reexamination proceedings and prepared numerous non-infringement and invalidity opinions.

Mr. Jordan has also worked for Intel as a Senior Patent Attorney, where he interacted closely with business personnel, harvested invention disclosures, managed outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and developed foreign filing strategies for the company's IP portfolio. Most recently, he was Counsel with the IP Litigation group of an Atlanta-based general practice law firm, where he conducted pre-filing due diligence studies and advised clients on the strength of their patent infringement positions. Mr. Jordan has also taught Patent Drafting as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and is an officer for the IPO Software Related Inventions Committee.


  • J.D., College of William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law, 1999 (with honors)
  • B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994


  • District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars, Attorney at Law
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Member

Selected Speaking Engagements 

  • Tapping the Benefits and Managing the Risks of Incorporating AI into the Practice of Law, NAMWOLF Annual Meeting CLE, September 2023
  • Top Federal Patent Cases: 2021 Litigation Update, Lawline Webinar, June 2021
  • Patenting AI in the US, World IP Forum, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2019
  • Is Your Idea “Abstract” and Better Yet, Can It Be Patented in the U.S.?, 16th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens, Greece, July 2019
  • Patent Eligibility in the US: Is Your Software a Business Method or a Technological Solution?, World IP Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2018
  • Software Patents in the US: Techniques to Surviving the Patent Eligibility Fallout, International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA), Brussels, Belgium, June 2017

  • IP and Competition: Risks and Rewards of Market Share Capture, International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA), London, England, June 2016

  • Global Patent Portfolios and Prosecution Strategies, International Intellectual Property Association (IIPLA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2015

  • Thriving in the New Territory of Post-Grant Proceedings, Annual Convention of the National Bar Association, 2014

  • Practical Tips for Commercializing IP, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, IP Empowerment Summit, 2010

  • ITC Domestic Industry Pitfalls and Opportunities, Giles S. Rich Sutherland Inn of Court, 2010

  • IP Rights and Government Contracts, Society of Research Administrators International, 2008

  • The Future of Obviousness: Will TSM remain the test?, DC Bar Association, 2006

  • Recent Developments in IP, National Technical Association, 2003



  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2009
  • Virginia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) Industrial Advisory Council (IAC), Member, 2008-2012
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member, 1999-Present
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Vice-Chair of Software Related Inventions Committee
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Former Co-Chair of IP Practice Area Committee (PAC)

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006 | Phone: 202.683.9317