Invited Overseas researchers | Jay P. Kesan

Jay P. Kesan  
Jay P. Kesan
H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar Director, Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Term

26 November - 23 December 2003


J.D., summa cum laude, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; Patent Attorney, Pennie & Edmonds, LLP; Judicial Clerk to Judge Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fifth Circuit; Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  1. Adopting Open Source Software, A Practical Guide (with Fitzgerald, Russo, Shaikh and Succi), MIT Press (2011).
  2. The Commercial Law of Intellectual Property (with Alces, Frisch and See), Aspen Publishing Co. (2003-2012 Cumm. Supp.) (treatise).
  3. Intellectual Property in Business Organizations (with Ghosh and Gruner), Lexis-Nexis Publishing Co. (2d ed. 2012) (unique and first-of-its-kind casebook on transactional IP).
  4. Defining Values for Research & Technology (Greenough, McConnaughay and Kesan (eds.)), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing (Fall 2006).
  5. Intellectual Property: Private Rights, the Public Interest, and the Regulation of Creative Activity (with Ghosh, Gruner & Reis), West Publishing Co. (2d ed. 2010) (casebook).
  6. Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: Seeds of Change, Kesan (ed.), CABI Publishing Co., Oxford (2007).