Jeffrey Scott Leaning Ph.D.

Washington, DC Phone: (703) 917-0000 ext 202 Fax: (703) 997-4905

Jeff’s practice includes on all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on patent procurement. He has a wealth of experience prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in a diverse range technologies, including: analog and digital electronics, computer hardware and software, cryptography and computer security, signal processing, telecommunications, high finance and business methods. He also has significant litigation experience and has represented patent holders and defended against patent infringement actions in a number of federal district courts.

Jeff began his intellectual property career with a two-year stint at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, examining patent applications for cryptography, computer security and business methods. Prior to joining MH2, Jeff practiced patent law at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP.

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Florida
  • M.A., B.S., Mathematics, University of Florida