Jay Kesan, Ph.D., J.D.
Technologist, Patent Attorney & Professor
His work focuses on technology, law and business. He is a Professor and H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a practicing patent attorney for over 20 years.
SCIENTIFIC & LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
Jay P. Kesan, Ph.D., is a well-recognized and accomplished patent attorney with over 25 years’ experience. His work encompasses all aspects of patent enforcement, patent strategy and licensing. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous patent lawsuits in various federal district courts around the country. He has argued numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit, and he has also served as lead counsel in over 30+ inter partes reviews (IPRs) and argued several times before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He has been actively involved in every aspect of patent litigation – as counsel, Special Master, appellate counsel, technical expert, legal expert, and mediator.
Jay enjoys representing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-up companies, helping them achieve their business goals and objectives, and collaborating with their teams to help them succeed.
He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. As a result, he works with his clients on IP disputes that involve a wide variety of technologies and innovations.
He is an inventor on 20+ U.S. patents. His scientific and technological publications and patents focus on rf circuitry, wireless communication technology, semiconductor device design, integrated circuit design and fabrication, and RFID technologies.
He has served as a technical expert in patent litigations in the areas of wireless technology and systems, semiconductors, microelectronics, communication systems, electronic commerce applications, smartphone technologies, and software. He has also served as an expert in patent professional malpractice cases.
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE:
Jay Kesan P. is also an active empirical scholar, and his recent works have focused on cyber risk and patent policy. He has also published numerous articles and 6 books on patent law and policy and cyber security and privacy with an emphasis on empirical research methodologies.
He served as one of the inaugural Thomas A. Edison Distinguished Scholars at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
He is a Professor and H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an active and widely cited scholar.
J.D., summa cum laude, Georgetown University
Ph.D. & M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
B.Tech., National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India