Jake Otterbein

Jake Otterbein

Associate | Electrical & Computer Technologies
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  • BS, Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • JD, Boston University School of Law

Key Technologies

  • Physics
  • Neuroscience
  • Radiology
  • Photonic Systems
  • Quantum Systems
  • Computer Software and Hardware

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Jake Otterbein focuses his practice on patent prosecution related to electrical and computer technologies. Jake has a broad knowledge base in areas of physics, neuroscience, and computer programming. 

Since joining Wolf Greenfield, Jake has supported clients in areas including integrated photonics, software ranging from database management and operations to artificial intelligence, quantum computing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and bioinformatics. He has experience in patent application drafting, patent prosecution, and IP diligence across those technology areas.

Jake began his intellectual property and technology law experience at Boston University School of Law in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic, helping BU and MIT students across a broad range of technology-related legal matters. At BU, Jake was the co-president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and was a member of the Journal of Science and Technology Law

Prior to attending law school, Jake received a BS in Physics and a BS in Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, he worked as an undergraduate research assistant, where he conducted medical physics-related research in x-ray dosimetry in phantom and animal models. Throughout his education, Jake additionally spent time working on various atmospheric physics related software and computer programming projects at SciTec, Inc. 

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield full time, Jake was a summer associate at the firm.


  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Reading
  • Chess
  • Rowing
  • Hiking
  • Classical piano