Jay Kesan Publications



As a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and subsequently, as a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jay Kesan has published extensively on various technologies, cybersecurity, and patent law

Jay Kesan is also a co-inventor on  20 U.S. patentsHis scientific and technological publications and patents focus on rf circuitry, wireless communication technology, semiconductor device design, integrated circuit design and fabrication. His most recent work is on RFID technologies.

Jay Kesan 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.



Alces, Frisch, Kesan, and See, THE COMMERCIAL LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Aspen Publishing Co., 2003-2018 Cumm. Supp. (treatise).

Ghosh, Gruner, and Kesan, TRANSACTIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: FROM STARTUPS TO PUBLIC COMPANIES, with Teacher’s Manual, Carolina Academic Press (2006) (Fourth Edition, 2018) (casebook).This is a unique and first-of-its-kind casebook that deals with all the legal, intellectual property problems faced by firms of all sizes from a start-up to a publicly traded company. Unlike all other IP books, that only address the acquisition and enforcement of IP rights, this casebook deals with all the transactional and commercial legal issues related to IP.



Internet Service Provider Liability in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in TRANSNATIONAL
CYBERSPACE LAW (Makoto Ibusuki, ed., Japanese edition — Nippon Hyoron-sha 2000; English edition — Hart Publishing 2001).

Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace, in Online Casebook on Cyberspace Law at

History of Civil Rights in Ohio, in CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES (Waldo E. Martin, Jr. &
Patricia Sullivan eds., Macmillan 2000) (encyclopedia article).

A >First Principles= Examination of Electronic Privacy in the Workplace, in ON-LINE RIGHTS FOR
EMPLOYEES IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (Roger Blanpain ed., Kluwer Int=l 2002).



U.S. Patent No. 5,034,604 issued July 23, 1991, “Refractory Effusion Cell to Generate a Reproducible, Uniform, and Ultra-pure Molecular Beam of Elemental Molecules Utilizing Reduced Thermal Gradient Filament Construction” (with T.J. Mattord and B.G. Streetman). Licensed Technology to EPI Technologies, Inc.

U.S. Patent No. 5,268,324 issued on Dec. 7, 1993, AModified silicon CMOS process having selectively deposited Si/SiGe FETs@ (with J.M. Aitken, S. Seshadri, M.J. Tejwani and S.S. Iyer).

U.S. Patent No. 5,458,756 issued Oct. 17, 1995, AApparatus for producing porous silicon on a substrate@ (with E. Bassous, J.-M. Halbout and S.S. Iyer).

U.S. Patent No. 5,501,787 issued on Mar. 26, 1996, AImmersion scanning system for fabricating porous silicon films@ (with E. Bassous, J.-M. Halbout and S.S. Iyer).



Prisoners’ Substantive Rights (revised and updated), 24th Annual Review of Criminal Proce-dure, 83 GEO. L.J. 1461 (1995) (with S.L. Teicher).

An Autopsy of Scientific Evidence in a Post-Daubert World, 84 GEO. L.J. 1985 (1996).Cited extensively in the law reviews and by several State Supreme Courts including Alabama,Alaska, Connecticut, Nebraska and Oregon when deciding the admissibility of scientific evidence.

A Critical Examination of the Post-Daubert Scientific Evidence Landscape, 52 FOOD & DRUG L.J. 225 (1997) (Winner of the 1995-96 H. Thomas Austern National Legal Writing Competition).

Encouraging Firms to Police Themselves: Strategic Prescriptions to Promote Corporaten Self-Auditing, 2000 U. ILL. L. REV. 155 (2000) (solicited symposium article).