“I was raised in a small South Texas farm town. Common sense and practicality there are both an ethos and a way of life. Today the advice we give even our most sophisticated technology clients remains rooted in that same desire to find real-world solutions for real-world conflicts. And when resolving the dispute proves impossible, these same principles guide our distillation of our complex issues into down-to-earth language that resonates with the jury.”

— Jonathan Hardt

Jonathan is an experienced litigator with a special focus on patent litigation, trade secret litigation, and strategic counseling. Jonathan has served as the lead attorney in multiple proceedings before the International Trade Commission, from pre-petition investigation through administrative trial and appeal. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation in dozens of cases in federal and state courts. Jonathan has also served as local counsel in a variety of matters pending in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Jonathan’s patent and IP litigation experience spans a variety of technologies, including telecommunications, computer software, web services, mobile devices, agriculture technologies, encryption software, and industrial design of consumer products.

Prior to founding Rozier & Hardt, Jonathan was a partner at an Austin-based litigation boutique and before that served as counsel in the intellectual property litigation practice group of a leading international firm in Washington D.C. Jonathan first returned to Texas in 2016 as a member of the intellectual property litigation group of a Texas-based international firm. Jonathan clerked for the Hon. David Folsom in the Eastern District of Texas from 2006-2007. Jonathan graduated first in his class from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2006.

Education
  • St Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude(2006)
    • Solicitations/Articles Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • Mary’s University, B.A. Economics, cum laude, Honors Program Graduate
Admitted to Practice
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals — Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court — Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court — Western District of Texas
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia