Jeffrey P. Kushan Attorney

Partner at Sidley Austin
Washington, United States (Login to view more)
Practice Areas: Patent Litigation, Intellectual...
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The George Washington University, Washington DC

August 1988 - May 1992

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

August 1985 - May 1987

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

August 1981 - May 1985


JEFFREY P. KUSHAN is a partner with Sidley, in Washington, D.C. He serves as a global coordinator of the firm’s national IP litigation practice, and focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent appeals and contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Jeff represents clients in diverse forms of patent litigation, ranging from innovator biological and pharmaceutical litigation under the BPCIA and Hatch-Waxman Acts to mobile electronics and digital rights management systems. He has served as lead counsel in more than 170 PTAB proceedings, argued more than 18 times before the PTO Board, and has represented clients in numerous interference and reexamination proceedings. He also represents clients in appeals before the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court.
Jeff also represents clients, including trade associations, on domestic and international patent policy matters, including patent law reform, the Hatch-Waxman system and legislation concerning follow-on biological products.
Before entering private practice, Jeff served in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Geneva, Switzerland. In the former role, he examined patents on recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies, led efforts to develop examination standards for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and software inventions, assisted in implementation of the TRIPS Agreement, and supported negotiations on patent law, environmental and trade agreements. In the latter, he served as the chief U.S. negotiator for the 1996 WIPO “Internet” treaties and represented the U.S. in WTO disputes involving the TRIPS Agreement. Jeff has testified numerous times before Congress on patent law reform and is a frequent lecturer on domestic and international patent issues.


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