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         Jay Kesan

Jay P. Kesan has published extensively both as an engineer and scientist and as a legal scholar. His works have been cited extensively – Click here. He also holds 18 U.S. patents on various aspects of electrical, wireless, RFID and software technologies. Jay Kesan has served as a technical expert in numerous patent lawsuits in the communication and computer areas, especially wireless communication, RF, e-commerce, software applications, integrated circuits, microelectronics and semiconductors. Jay Kesan has also been actively involved in virtually every aspect of patent litigation as counsel, technical expert, legal expert, Special Master, mediator, and appellate counsel. He served as one of the inaugural Thomas A. Edison Distinguished Scholars at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Top Publications and Patents

This chapter reviews studies of non-practicing entities (NPEs) (aka “patent trolls”) and their effect on the United States patent system. The information presented is not intended to pass judgment or persuade readers that NPEs are definitively beneficial or detrimental to the patent system









July-22-2016 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Nintendo just released Pokemon Go for Android and iOS smart phones. Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that is becoming a sensation. The market value of Nintendo went up by billions of dollars in the first



June-23-2016 What if the phone company charged you for your phone calls based on who you were or what you were talking about?  It sounds absurd in the telephone context, but that type of practice is at the heart of the modern net neutrality debate.  For the last several




May-30-2017 In Lethal Weapon 2, a corrupt diplomat repeatedly mocks the protagonists by pointing out that he has diplomatic immunity and cannot be arrested for all of the drug smuggling and violence that forms the basis of the movie’s plot.  People are intrigued by this idea that someone might




Aug-6-2016 Business in America evolved around the idea that employees should work eight hours a day, five days a week, for a forty-hour work week.  Since 1940, when Congress limited the workweek to forty hours in the Fair Labor Standards Act, this has become the norm.  But how often




Apr-4-2016 In 2015, the FBI unsuccessfully tried to persuade Congress to regulate encryption. To combat the so-called problem of criminal investigations “going dark,” some law enforcement professionals want tech companies to be able to bypass their own encryption.  The FBI and intelligence community accepted that although the Congress was

















10-Mar-2015: In a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission--the FCC—recently voted to approve a new set of rules for net neutrality. The most significant rule gives the FCC the ability to regulate broadband Internet service providers by reclassifying broadband Internet under Title II of the Federal Communications Act.



20-Jan-2015: Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app that has previously claimed that photos sent through their app are only stored temporarily, has run into some legal trouble. Snapchat has reached a settlement with the FTC over allegations that messages sent over their app are not actually temporary.