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Jayson L. Cohen

Cohen, Jayson L.


New York, (212) 336-4068


Brown University (SCB, 1993)
Brown University (A.B., 1993)
University of Michigan (M.S., 1996)
University of Michigan (Ph.D., 2000)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2005)

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New York
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Jayson Cohen is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on patent litigation and other intellectual property litigation and counseling.

Mr. Cohen has extensive experience in all stages of IP litigation—from pre-filing investigation and the pleading stage to discovery and trial—as well as extensive experience negotiating and drafting settlements. He has represented clients before numerous U.S. District Courts, the New York Supreme Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board in patent infringement, IP licensing, and trade secret disputes. These disputes have spanned a wide variety of fields, including semiconductor lasers, light emitting diodes, digital cameras, system-on-a-chip architecture and power management, software, e commerce, pharmaceutical products (in ANDA litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act), monoclonal antibodies and biologics, genetically modified crops, pesticides, cosmetics, music, and electronic trading algorithms.

Beyond his work in litigating IP disputes, Mr. Cohen has served as IP litigation counsel for transactional matters, such as acquisitions and securities offerings, and he has counseled corporate clients interested in understanding existing IP litigations and IP law. Mr. Cohen is also co-author of the chapter “Settling Patent Cases” in the legal treatise Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes: Negotiating, Drafting and Enforcement.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Cohen gained extensive professional experience in numerous technology areas, including electronics, optics, physics, communications, networks, cryptography, chemistry, mechanical devices, and software. He worked as a Scientist at MagiQ Technologies, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, where he also acted as the liaison with outside counsel on patent and regulatory issues. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a Senior Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. In addition, Mr. Cohen was a Visiting Scientist at New York University in 1999 and at the National Science Foundation FOCUS Center at the University of Michigan from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Cohen is also an inventor on two patents, one concerning efficient random number generation through optical detection and one concerning wavevector-division multiplexed optical communications and quantum cryptography.

Mr. Cohen serves on the Publications Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA). For the NYIPLA’s bi-monthly Bulletin publication, he writes a feature entitled “IP Media Links,” which appears in each issue.

From 2012-2014, Mr. Cohen was selected by Super Lawyers to the New York-Metro Rising Stars list for Intellectual Property Litigation.

Mr. Cohen earned a Sc.B. in electrical engineering and an A.B. in history magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Michigan, where he was a Regents Fellow and a Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellow. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Cohen is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Zond Inc. v. Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited et al.
(District of Massachusetts). Representing Fujitsu Semiconductor in patent litigation involving plasma processes in semiconductor fabrication.
Helsinn Healthcare S.A. et al. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd. et al.
(District of New Jersey). Representing Sandoz in patent litigations under the Hatch-Waxman Act involving the active pharmaceutical ingredient palonosetron, a treatment for emesis.
MediaTek Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
(Northern District of California). Represented Freescale Semiconductor in patent litigation involving bus architecture and arbitration in system-on-a-chip circuits and power management of processors.
Alcorn Communications, LLC v. Marketwire, Inc.
(Southern District of New York). Represented Marketwire (a/k/a Marketwired) against a non-practicing entity in patent litigation involving internet news releases.
Eastman Kodak Company v. Ricoh Company, Ltd.
(Southern District of New York). Represented Ricoh in patent licensing dispute involving digital cameras.
Genentech, Inc. and City of Hope v. Glaxo Group Limited, et al.
(Central District of California). Represented Genentech and City of Hope in patent litigation involving the “Cabilly III patent” and monoclonal antibody biologic products Arzerra® (ofatumumab) and Benlysta® (belimumab).
Glaxo Group Ltd. et al. v. Genentech, Inc. and City of Hope
(Central District of California). Represented Genentech and City of Hope in patent litigation involving the “Cabilly II patent” and monoclonal antibody biologic product Arzerra® (ofatumumab).
BASF Agro B.V. et al. v. Cheminova, Inc.; BASF Agro B.V. et al. v. Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc. et al.
(Middle District of North Carolina). Represented BASF in patent litigations involving the chemical manufacture of, and methods of using, the insecticide fipronil.
BASF Plant Science GmbH et al. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. et al.
(District of Delaware). Represented BASF in patent litigation involving genetically modified crops.
Distribution of the 2004 and 2005 Cable Royalty Funds
(Copyright Royalty Board). Represented ASCAP in dispute over distribution of the Section 111 cable compulsory copyright royalty fund.
In the Matter of Certain Short Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers and Products Containing Same
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-627). Represented Nichia and Panasonic as Respondents in patent investigation involving gallium nitride-based semiconductor lasers and Blu-ray Disc™ devices.
Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC (MTH) et al. v. Zone Equity Group, LLC et al.
(New York Supreme Court). Represented MTH in theft of trade secret litigation relating to electronic trading.
L'Oréal S.A. et al. v. Estèe Lauder Companies, Inc. et al.
(District of New Jersey). Represented Estèe Lauder in patent litigation involving cosmetic formulations.